Charging problems Honda Shadow 1100

mahili

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Any suggestions please? In Ratchaburi, Honda Shadow 1100 with charging problems. Can Make Bangkok if needed, heading North for GT. I need expertise.

Thankyou, Mike
 

DavidFL

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Mike
Already emailed you.

Sorry to hear about your problems.
Dont know anyone in the Ratchaburi area.
In Bkk try Yut at Dynamic Motors, maybe.

Electrical trouble:
Battery too old - more than 2 years?
Overcharging - regulator not working to cut out the full charge & killing the battery.
Undercharging stator on the way out?

Anymore ideas guys....................................................??
 

gobs

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That's it David:

Too weak battery: check and replace if needed,
Regulator out: check and replace if needed,
Alternator not right working: check and replace parts if needed...

Or more rarely, but... with time, a default in the electric harness... Check "continuity" and no "floating" earth...

Can't help in Ratchaburi...

Good luck,
Gobs
 

largo

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A problem that used to occur a lot is the red wire terminal from the reggie.
It turns green and rots away so check the connectors.
Just a thought.
 

Pikey

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FWIW. Try and get the regulator/rectifier unit properly checked first before etting a new battery. I have worked in a couple of shops and we have unnecessarily toasted a few new batteries because of not getting the charging system properly checked.

Cheers,

Pikey
 

gobs

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Good point Pickey, as usual... 8)

For sure before changing the battery, first of all, check the reg/rec...

Mmmmmmmh, what about "toasted battery" with bacon and eggs?..

:wink:

Cheers,
Gobs
 

hs0zfe

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The fuses are all okay? If the alternator and other parts are all okay, you might have a short drining the battery. It can be displayed with a heat seeking camera.

You have a multi meter? Go straight to a guy who knows electrics instead of letting someone else do their trouble shooting. As Pikey says - as owner of a fleet of rental bikes, he will know more!