|Posted on Sunday, June 01, 2008 - 12:15 pm: ||
Hello, not new but first time to need to ask for some help. You all have been great help with info already posted. 2000 X1, 7500 miles, race ignition, race header, D&D muffler, Forcewinder intake.
My problem is this - While riding Friday the battery went dead, literally while riding. This has happened before, caused by a chewed up stator about a year ago. So new battery, voltage regulator and stator. Since then - no problems. This time, put new battery in, shop put voltmeter on and show's charging around 12.28. Ride home, bike runs like crap - sputtering, but still with good power at high rpm's. Put battery tender on , shows battery is low. I let it charge and next morning when I go to start bike, it will fire up as usual, but when I let off the throttle it dies. Not even a sputter or cough, not like it's cold - just will not idle. So I take it for a ride and now it runs worse. I don't have a voltmeter, but will get one tomorrow.
I tried to find this in the previous post's, but I cannot.
Thank you all for your time.
|Posted on Monday, June 02, 2008 - 10:34 pm: ||
While running the charging voltage should be about 13.8 to 14.5. This will be measured at the batt. terminals. You may have to revisit the V-Reg and Stator again. Oh and the wiring harness.
|Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2008 - 08:42 pm: ||
Thanks for the info. It did turn out to be the voltage regulator.