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Jeff Policky, Motorcycle Mechanic
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I had a battery that went completely dead. Would not take a

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I had a battery that went completely dead. Would not take a charge, so I replaced it. New one installed and now my turn signals remain on solid and won't blink when I hit the switch. The bike starts and sounds OK but it feels like the bulbs will burn through the plastic lens caps
JA: Did you test the battery with a voltmeter? And have you ever changed one before?
Customer: This is my third battery. I did not test the volts yet, I assumed the new battery from interstate would just solve my issue, like last time.
JA: What is the model/year of your motorcycle?
Customer: 2002 Harley Heritage springer, carb
JA: Are you fixing your bike yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I just installed the battery and found the new problem. I have never had any issues at all since I bought it new
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: When I put it on the charger prior to changing out the new battery, it did show the right rear turn signal, and I just figured that it was due to the dead battery
Submitted: 9 days ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 9 days ago.

you may have a charging system problem.

measure the battery voltage with the engine at about 2,000 rpm.

let me know what you find.


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