suspected charging problem
I am new to this site & was needing some help. I have a 07 V Star 1100 custom. On a ride this past weekend I stopped to fill up & the bike would not start back. After pushing to start I rode about 25 miles to the next town & stopped again. The bike was not running right-missing,lights dim, speedo not working. The battery was dead. I put a new battery on & started right up. All seemd fine & rode aprox 70 miles back home with no problem. Once I got home turned bike off it would not start-dead battery. I have went through the checks for stator & rectifier which appear to be good. Both batteries have been load tested-good. I get 14.4 volts with bike running at battery. If i take ground wire off bike starts missing & voltage drops to about 7. I have a new rectifier on the way. Any help would be appreciated very much.
Last edited by DavidB07; 08-20-2014 at 01:03 PM.