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i went to start it up after riding off and on doing errands and it wouldn't start, on big slope so tried to start by coasting down hill and putting in 2nd,no go, got a jump but died every time i took jumpers off. i couldn't here fuel pump when turned on and thought i saw the computer code lamps flash on then then off.finally started and headed home with wife following in toe in car. almost home and wife headed off when bike died, everything went dark except fuel light, fuel light had come on before engine died. could not restart by jumping so used gwrra towing and got it home.



i put the battery tender on and next mourning fired up like normal, i let it run for awhile no proublem. volts at idle on gauge showed 10.5v, rev got it to 14v. i started it up again later, volts showed 8-9v put meter on it showed 12-14v reved but soon started to act up with idle at 7-8rpms then it died and wouldn't even crank.



i have the battery at battery shop being tested as i thought that even though it shows 12v it might be shot under load and not taking charge from regulator so bike died as there wasen't enough to power every thing. can't test stator as it isn't running.



could it be stator? fuel pump? injector system? short? or battery? any other ideas? thanks!
 

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is the bike a 1985? if so no fuel injection, carbs. I'd suspect a bad battery or charging circuit. If it was O.K. after a charge, then dies sounds like maybe rectifier or stator (pre-1500's are known for stator issues). If the battery checks out then further investigation is needed but I suspect charging system.
 

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is the bike a 1985? if so no fuel injection, carbs. I'd suspect a bad battery or charging circuit. If it was O.K. after a charge, then dies sounds like maybe rectifier or stator (pre-1500's are known for stator issues). If the battery checks out then further investigation is needed but I suspect charging system.
Actually the 85 LTD which the owner posted he has were Fuel Injected.

The other things that you suggested are a good start though.
 

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It sounds electrical, so a date with Trike Lady Valerie may be in your near future. Val is very knowledgeable about electrical issues and procedures/fixes. The rest of us just pretend to know what we're talking about!:icon12:
 

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If you're getting 14v when the RPMs are at ~2,000 your charging system is working fine.
It sounds like a bad battery or an excessive drain.
 

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Not to be the dark tidings bearer, but I'm saying stator. Cantankerous could be right too, but I've seen too many bad stators on 1200's to count it out.
 
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