Motorcycle stalls when battery is disconnected

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Old 03-11-07, 09:43 PM
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Motorcycle stalls when battery is disconnected

I have an 86 Harly Sportster 1100cc EVO that stalls when the battery is removed. I know on a car that usually means the alternator or alternator circuit is not working and needs servicing/replacement. Is this normal on a bike or do I have a charging system problem??

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Old 03-13-07, 12:26 PM
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If you're like me Ron, I leave a trickle charge on my battery during the winter.If, however,if you've had to jump the batttery it is not unusual to burn out the rectifier. Get it to a qualified shop and let them test it before it creates some bigger problems!
 
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Old 03-13-07, 06:34 PM
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Thanks Clockdaddy, yep I did jump it recently. It'll be 1st on my list for spring projects.
 
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