Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Port Edward, , South Africa
Year: 1998 and 1981
Model: GL1500 SE 1998 and GL1100 I 1981
1999 GL1500 SE... Charging problem
Hi guys I know there are a lot of threads on this subject but they all get quit involved and then off the subject, so please excuse me for starting my own thread.
While riding the bike it just cut out I thought is was the battery as it was flat so took it out and charged it overnight and it took the full charge and kept it for a few hour before instaling it again. I then started the bike and then checked the volts with a multi meter at the battery while the bike was running and it showed just over 11 volts, then revved the motor and there was no increase in the volts. Then I left the bike running for a while and the volts dropped to below 11 volts, switched off and then could not restart the bike.
Now my question, is this an Alternator problem or is there anything else that could be doing this. What all can be checked or must I just remove the alternator and have it rebuilt. Thanks in advance guys hope I can get some clarity on this....