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Steve
Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic
Category: Motorcycle
Satisfied Customers: 6828
Experience:  30+ yrs. experience, MMI, HD technician, HD early, engine rebuild/performance, bike builder, kit bike program manager, CCI 2001-2004
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Have 1997 dyna wide glide replaced rectifier, started bike

Customer Question

have 1997 dyna wide glide replaced rectifier, started bike checked for output of juice at battery. putting out 14 volt's, took bike for test ride, completely died, no electricity anywhere, disconnected ciruit breaker where rectifier feeds, checked with ohm meter according to that seems fine, what's to look for?
JA: Does the battery look like it's leaking? And does it have a strong smell -- like sulfur?
Customer: no, recharges quickly, checks out for proiper voltage
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: found rectifier was bad, checked stator for shorting or possible grounding ,no problems
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: is it possible for problem's in headlight? also checked fuses on left side all o.k.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 3 months ago.

Hi. My name is ***** ***** I would appreciate the opportunity to help with your question.

Expert:  Steve replied 3 months ago.

I need more information to proceed.

measure the battery voltage under the following conditions:

- ignition OFF.

- ignition ON.

- with the start button depressed.

- with the engine at 2,000 rpm (fast idle)

let me know what you find.

Steve

Expert:  Steve replied 2 months ago.

let me know if you need more help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

thank you,

Steve

Expert:  Steve replied 1 month ago.

let me know if you need more help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

thank you,

Steve