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I need help! gages died and running like crap
A while back I posted about when my bike was hot the battery would die. Well, I assumed that it was the rectifier going bad....am still in the process of determining....
Yesterday I started it up (completely normal) and went to the video place to return movies (about 3 miles away). I came out and it lit up but when i pushed the starter everything went blank and the battery was dead. So, i bump started it like I usually do when this problem occurs. Today I went to start it and it's completely dead....so I bump start it and figured I'd go for a ride and see if the battery charges like it usually does. I was about 5 miles from home and I noticed my gages and tach aren't working?? I leaned up and noticed my headlights aren't working either!! Turn signals work ok (maybe a lil dim) and when it's at an idle it acts like it wants to stall unless I keep the idle up a lil bit with the throttle. If I try to rev it, it gets about half way and kinda bogs out....
the dash is completely dead except for the neutral lite. if I try to start it it doesn't even click. Obviously the battery is dead, but I'm thinking the rectifier finally **** the bed completely! how can I test this?
JUST GREAT! Nice weather, and I'm off work and now I can't freakin ride!!!!