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My battery died after only 3 months...I bought a new one and it died after 3 days.:confused: I was told it may be the rectifier or Stater...anyone else dealt with this or have any recommendations. Very appreciative...
 

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What year is your bike?
 

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There are a lot of threads on stator problems. Basically your battery isn't being charged as you ride although a drained new battery in 3 days is pretty quick. Is it being constantly ridden or mostly just parked? Sure there isn't a short draining the battery somewhere?
 

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I don't have a meter. The battery isn't being charged by the bike�� It's a 2008 VN900 CLASSIC LT. It's an everyday rider. If there is a short in, then it just popped up out of nowhere.
 

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Its most likely the stator since the 06, 07, and 08's are famous for this problem. Read this link and go thru the tests since you can't diagnose this problem until you do. You can get a multi-meter to test this fairly cheap (like $7) on Amazon or any auto parts store. Rick's stator ($150) is the best replacement so search here for more info. You need to read this thread thoroughly or you will waste a lot of time. http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24679
 

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IF you have a harbor freight by you search out a coupon for a free volt meter it isnt the most accurate but for free it is a great tool to have around
 

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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JFNURG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I actually carry one of these on the bike, it's the size of a calculator. I blew an accessory fuse on the road one time and figured it was a good idea. How accurate does it really need to be to check for continuity and 12v where needed? Going to order one for my 2nd bike as well. Why not for $10 piece of mind?

Oh yeah, and I haven't had any stator issues as of yet. Knock on wood!
 
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