You could really do with a multi meter so that your readings are more accurate. Battery voltage should be 12.5 volts at rest. With the bike running and a faulty charge circuit battery voltage will be less.
My gut feeling is...battery or wiring or something down those lines. If the battery is good in the first place, the battery should not be showing 8 to 9 volts. HOWEVER if the battery if with a meter is showing 12 to 14 and a built in meter is showing 8 to 9 volts....I guess this is what your meaning. Then I would say you may have wiring issues...a ground thats not up to the job...or some such thing.my proublem i had before,http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-goldwing-technical-forum/402457-85-ltd-wont-always-idle.html, was fixed by upping the idle to 1100 rpm. it worked for awhile but fri. 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!
It's not the child's fault. Grandpa has his priorities mixed up.WHAT??? :shock:
You put your grandson before your bike??? :lash:
What is going on with you kids' morals today... just crazy! !! :?
As far as I know to do the test that's in the shop manual the regulator has to be totally removed from the system.before i cut the stator wires is there a way to test i reg/rec?