Voltage regulator... Help and advice!
I have a electrical/battery charging issue that left me stranded on the side of the road twice. The bike is not charging the battery, the voltage drops across the poles when I turn it on. I bought a new battery and checked the stator and everything is exactly according to the manual... I also checked the voltage regulator for shorts and did a reverse bias test and everything seems good... Here is the part that confuses me.
Just for fun, I started the bike with the voltage regulator and stator unplugged. The bike was running only on the battery at full charge. The bike fired right up and seemed to be running much better than it did lately. As soon as I plugged the voltage regulator back into the circuit the bike starts running rough again....!
The battery is new and the stator is giving the right voltage, I personally think my best bet would be changing the voltage regulator.. Has this happened to anyone on here? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks and ride safe guys!
Stator ----> 50v AC @ idle -- 80v AC @ 4000rpms
Battery ---> Bike ''off'' --> 12.9v / Bike ''On'' --> 12.6v (should be higher)