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Kenny O.
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Experience:  Worked for Kawasaki Motors as a Product Support Specialist (Factory Support) for 24 years
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Will a bad rectifier cause a problem with engine starting

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will a bad rectifier cause a problem with engine starting
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: 2005 Honda Shadow VT750...plugs are sparking but look weak...put fuel directly into cylinder heads via spark plug hole ....still doesn't hit a lick
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Kenny O. replied 1 year ago.

Hi this is Kenny, can I get the mileage on your bike, and has this unit been sitting or have you been using it all along ?

The regulator/rectifier is there basically to convert AC voltage into DC voltage, keep your battery charged, however you need to make sure that you start out with a good battery, do you have access to a volt meter, (multi-meter) and want about checking the compression on this engine ? I would like for you to check the compression really before we move on, just make sure that we are not dealing with an engine problem.



Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Kenny ....performed a compression test and could only get 30 lbs....shouldn't it be around 125
Expert:  Kenny O. replied 1 year ago.
That's you problem, it's not an ignition probelm !

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