2002 VStar Classic 1100. No added electronics, stock electrical loads and components.
- Fully charged brand new AGM goes dead sitting with ignition off, of course. (Battery installed at 13.8v static)
- Idle volts = 12.85 at 900 RPM, RPM to 3000-5000 shows 12.2v and dropping (slowly).
- Changed new battery with another new battery, same outcome.
- Only unusual thing I can find thus far is that the negative lead at battery gets very warm, almost hot but you can keep finger on it.
I purchased a new regulator-rectifier but have not installed until stator is checked. I am planning to check stator resistance BUT - where do I find the three whites in the most easily accessible place?
Also, any help with best practices
to locate possible parasitic draw on this particular bike would really help.
I have taken a cursory look at the wires and leads, no rusting, nothing loose, nothing obviously shorted at tank wire bundle and at battery posts. Fuse blocks under seat and in side compartment look fine. Cranks strongly when full battery applied. Goes to 10.5v in an hour sitting statically.
Thanks for any and all advice. I have been searching and thought this might be a venue to get the most up to date processes and experiences. ... and I thought my FJ1200 had electrical issues!