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hi i just picked up my first goldwing a week ago...everything was fine but now i noticed that the voltage is not where its supposed to be for charging it...it usually reads around 12.4 but now i see it going down,,i played with some of the switches while riding and it started charging again but after about a half mile started going down again,,any suggestions on where i would look for loose wires or maybe something not connected right/? nice place you have here ill be a regualr visitor here lots of good advice and people seems like,,,thanks, rick


 

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Pull off the left side cover and look to the left of the battery. There is a connector with 3 yellow wires, if it's burned up cut out the connector to good wire and solder them together and insulate them with shrink wrap, doubled. You may have to add wire to get them to reach each other if they are burned bad.
 

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And while you're at it, check the AC voltage coming off those wires. Minimum is 17v, up to ~65v when revved. Notice...AC voltage, not DC.
 

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Also check the two connectors of the regulator under the false tank, left side, forward,to see if they have been spliced, if not they will probably be scorched or burnt, this will cause those symptoms also andWelcome!:12beige:
 

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Welcome Rick from another Okie. You might also check the main ground cable from the batterywhere it mounts to the engine and frame. Usually corroded after so many years.
 

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DaveO430 wrote:
Pull off the left side cover and look to the left of the battery. There is a connector with 3 yellow wires, if it's burned up cut out the connector to good wire and solder them together and insulate them with shrink wrap, doubled. You may have to add wire to get them to reach each other if they are burned bad.
You will need to check each of those leads also before you solder them together. Test to see if those leads have a short to ground. If they do, you will need to replace the stator. If no short to ground, consider yourself very lucky. I wasn't. I am getting a poorboy alternator conversion kit with the new 3.5" pulley.



This is a wonderful forum. I want to thank everyone for helping me get my goldwing in order.
 

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How old is your battery? I just replaced my 4+ year oldWestco AGM this week because it wouldn't sustain much more than 12.2v when running. I put in a new AGM and the voltage is back up around 13v with driving lights on. Even my airhorns are noticeably louder. The old battery was just slowly giving up the ghost and never getting back up to the fully charged voltage.

Hope you figure out your problem with out much hassle.

Regards,

Hobie
 
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