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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-12-2019, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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1984 Aspencade electrical drain

My 1984 Aspencade battery is discharging overnight and within an hour of riding the battery is dead. I performed a leak test and it shows 14v on my multimeter. I pulled fuses one by one and still the leak persists. Obviously there is a drain on the battery and the charging system is not functioning properly but I do not know how to find what is causing the drain. The stator has never been replaced so it may be the reason for the charging issue but what could be causing the drain?
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Hi. With a 14 volt drain there should be sparks.

I think the first thing to do would be to have the battery tested and fully charged. You have some place close by that can do that?

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Battery was fully charged when I performed leak test. Showed drain of 14.4 volts. Pulled fuses one by one with no change in drain. Iím stumped.
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Voltage tells you nothing about a drain, have to use an amp meter to know if there is a drain or not. Try disconnecting the voltage regulator.

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post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-12-2019, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Leakage test (Clymer manual, page 193) indicates a voltage drain.
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The Honda Repair Manual is generally considered a more reliable source for information and testing.

If you have something drawing 14 volts from the battery, I'd think it should be obvious where it's at. Start with ANYTHING that is not OEM. Extra lights, trailer hitches, radios.

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I do not see anything added on this bike, it is all OEM including the Panasonic am/fm cassette deck.
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