Probs with 83 500 virago


Old 07-23-08, 02:53 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1
Probs with 83 500 virago

Any help much appreciated,

My battery is new bike dies while riding, not charging. Any troubleshooting or advice would be awesome.
Sponsored Links
Old 07-23-08, 05:31 PM
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Eastern Georgia
Posts: 486
check alternator output at rectifier. should be 3 yellow wires in a plug going to rectifier, back probe these with digital volt meter, with engine running above 3000 rpm should read about 60 volts. If this voltage is correct the rectifier/regulator is bad. If voltage is not correct than probably alternator rotor or stator.
Old 07-23-08, 08:23 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 12
Cool uhhhh

just a note,, the VOM ( volt ohm meter) will not read AC voltage in the DC mode. If you ask me how I know I will swear that I read about some dummy that wasted an hour doing the same test on a riding mower.........

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes