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03 starting issue

I'll try and make this as short and detailed as possible.

Went out riding tonight, hung out with some friends. Turned the bike on, let her idle for about 10 minutes. Decided to turn her off till I was ready to go. When I turned her off I noticed that the fan was on and the temp was 227. Came back about 5 minutes later, turned the key, fuel pump primed...hit the starter and nothing. Not even a slight attempt to turn over. I tried several more times and decided to jump start her, and it worked.

Rode home (10 minute ride, highway) and the temp dropped to 196 as compared to 224 when I jump started her. Got home, turned her off and turned her right back on a minute later by hitting the starter button. No struggling issues whatsoever. I'm assuming that it's my regulator/rectifier since its the original 03 design. The battery hasn't been replaced since 2005 but I do hook her up to the battery tender every winter. Any other suggestions/ideas on what might of caused my starting isue? Thanks!

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well its fine cause you rode on it, I would replace the battery, but its not any other problem because if I understand correctly the Stator doen't charge the battery like an alternator so you have to cruise at about 30mph for it to charge other than that you are running off of battery power but nothing is wrong with your bike just replace that old battery
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Test the battery and regulator/rectifier. Don't throw your money at the problem, get it diagnose.
YOur just going to find your self buying parts you didn't need.
I've heard people buying a new battery and or regulator/rectifier to later find out that it was not the problem.

I still have the OEM Battery in my 03 without any problem from the regulator/rectifier

Battery start charging at 5K+ RPM.



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It's the rectifier/regulator. Although, you just shortened the life of your battery if you decided to jump it with anything other than another bike battery. With the 03-04 R/R if it's idling without actually running, and the fan is on with lights, you're likely to have been draining your battery and the R/R wasn't working to charge it until you started riding it home. Just pick up an 05-06 R/R and be done with it. It's an easy swap.

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Thanks everyone. I'm going to replace my regulator and battery.

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