Charging problems Honda Shadow 1100

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  1. 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
     
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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....................................................??
     
  3. 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
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. Pikey

    Pikey www.tbbtours.com

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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
     
  6. 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
     
  7. 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!
     

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