Hi I am not sure if all my replies get to you I might be posting to me.
I did ask if the ac voltage indicates anything they were very low.
Also I sent a big thank you to you.
Also do I need to change gasket if I replace stater or is liquid gasket ok?
Sfair, it burns me up to see you with over 7500 posts trying to help us with our bike problems and read a respondent's repeatedly incomplete, unresponsive and inconsiderate answers. Yet you keep on trying to get through to some of our numbskulls. Sometimes I don't know how you keep your cool.
Hey Sfair. You seem to be a wealth of knowledge around here. I just bought an 01 Vulcan 1500 classic from a friends dad 59k miles. He told me the starter and relay were bad. When I hit the start button it just clicked. He stated that its a new battery, when I hooked my charger up to it it read 97%. I have since replaced both starter and the relay. I still only get a click when I hit the start button and there is some smoke coming off the relay. After replacing the relay and starter it clicked loudly, after a few tries the click died to almost nothing. Charger now shows battery at 27%. Could it be the battery? I am pretty handy but my knowledge is lacking. I plan to try and jump the bike with my atv battery when I get home from work. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Hi sfair - I got my multi-meter and did the first couple tests. Here is what I got.
Battery charging test (DC volts across the battery):
- Off: 13.25v
- Warm Idle: 12.5v
- High RPM: 14.44v
Test 1 (AC volts on white regulator wires)
A to B: 4.65v @ idle, 5.37v @ rpm
B to C: 13.0v @ idle, 8v @rpm
A to C: 16.0v @ idle, 11v @ rpm
*According to the thead these are real low numbers. Does this tell you something?
Test 2: Short to ground.
- All resistance shows infinite.
Test 3: Regulator Rectifier test/
- All combinations show infinite. Why do you need to take the rectifier off the bike? I left mine on with the wire connector off. When I test all the pin connections on the rectifier, I get infinite an all. Yes the multi-meter records 0 when probes are touched.
*According to your thread, this is not right. Not sure I'm doing this correctly.
Did I do it right?
Does this mean anything conclusive?
Hi sfair, thanks again for the messages. I'm sure you're right about the wrong hose being plugged. I only unplugged two hoses, and no doubt one of them was the crankcase vent. One of the hoses was below the front cylinder, and one was on the back of the rear cylinder. I'm guess the one in front is the crankcase vent, but I don't know.
Good Afternoon sfair!
I thought I would directly to you with my problem because I have little over a week to make Sturgis. My problem is I stalled on the way to town. I thought I was out of gas though the gauge showed I had gas. I added a gallon of gas to no luck. I trailer-ed the bike to get back home. I have a 2004 Vulcan 1600a classic with cobra pipes and K&N air filter. I recently installed the Cobra Fuel controller. I can get the bike started but it stalls. It will back fire through the throttle body and at times through the exhaust. I have removed the controller and reset the ECM by disconnecting the battery. Problem still there. I have checked, cleaned every sensor and flushed the injectors. Everything seems fine. I have used Gadgets site for a lot of references. I have gone through the forums for similar problem but to no avail. Tonight I am going to do a fuel pressure check but it seems fine from what I have seen so far. Even cleaned the fuel screen out.