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Hi, Tomcotexas before testing any electrical component in the Charging System it is "IMPERATIVE" that you have a fully charged battery of 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage, the battery is faulty and must be replaced. AGM type batteries fall into this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
1. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
2. To check the regulator unplug it from the stator. Take a test light and clip it to the negative terminal of the battery and then touch first one pin and then the other on the plug that goes to the regulator. If you get even the slightest amount of light from the test light the regulator is toast.
To do this with a meter: black lead to battery ground, red lead to each pin on the plug, start with the voltage scale higher than 12vdc and move voltage scale down in steps for each pin. Any voltage is a bad regulator.
3. On the other part of the disconnected regulator plug. Set the multimeter for Ohms x1 scale and measure for resistance across the pins of the stator. You should read something around 0.1 to 0.2 ohms for a 32 amp system.
4. Then check for continuity between each pin on the plug and frame/engine ground. The meter needle should not move (infinite resistance)(digitals will show infinite resistance) if the meter needle does move (indicating continuity)(digitals will show some resistance), recheck very carefully. If the meter still shows continuity to ground the stator is shorted (bad).
5. Set the meter to read A/C volts higher than 30 volts (the scale setting for voltage should always be higher than the highest voltage you expect or you may fry the meter). Start the bike, and measure from one pin to the other on the plug (DO NOT cross the multimeter probes! - touch them to each other). You should read roughly 16-20 vac per 1,000 rpm.
6. If the battery was good under load test, if the stator is NOT shorted to ground, and the stator is putting out A/C voltage, then the regulator is bad (most likely even if passed step 2)
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kawasaki... | Answered on Jan 12, 2019


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kawasaki... | Answered on Jan 12, 2019


Could have a dirty injector or fuel filter

Suzuki... | Answered on Jan 12, 2019


Hi, Dmdbike and the usual suspects are:
1. Faulty ignition coil.
2. Faulty spark plug cables.
3. Faulty temperature sensor.
4. HISS light not going off.
5. Faulty starter motor.
6. Valves adjusted too tight.
7. Spark plug gap too wide.
8. Fuel line has a vapor lock.
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2011 kawasaki... | Answered on Jan 12, 2019


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kawasaki... | Answered on Jan 12, 2019


Hi, Ikeiel for this scenario you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Kawasaki, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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kawasaki KLR 250... | Answered on Jan 12, 2019


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kawasaki GPZ 500... | Answered on Jan 12, 2019


Hi, Sonya and the usual suspects are:
1. Piston stuck in the caliper due to contamination.
2. Piston stuck in the master cylinder due to contamination.
3. Incorrect DOT # of brake fluid.
4. Warped or bent brake rotor.
5. Incompatible brake pads.
6. Incorrect caliper spacing.
7. Not enough free play at pedal or lever.
8. Collapsed brake line inner lining.
9. Excessive heat buildup due to riding the pedal or lever.
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Harley Davidson... | Answered on Jan 12, 2019


We will have to guess at the year, but take a look at the videos and how to replace them. In my experience, they are under the tank or the seat.

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kawasaki... | Answered on Jan 12, 2019


Hi, Anonymous the vast majority of service, parts fiche, and owners manuals on the internet are "FREE" to download and all service manuals contain wiring diagrams in the back pages. The rest usually charge a modest fee of $15 and there is a handful of obscure, rare, obsolete, and very old models that are no longer or never were available and some were never printed in English. The Indian and Philippine markets are usually in E-book format only, for these rare occasions I shall look on eBay and find the cheapest one available. Most of the manuals will cover your exact make, model, and year otherwise one will be provided that comes as close as possible to your bike and will have most of the same info that an exact manual would have. If there is no $ sign after the manual link it is free to download.
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2011 kawasaki... | Answered on Jan 12, 2019


Check the air filter for cleanliness and blockages. Remove and clean the carburettor jets and float bowl. Clean spark plug and check the gap.

GAS Motorcycles | Answered on Jan 12, 2019


Disconnect the battery first negative then positive. Tjis is to reduce any chance of shorting tjings and doing more damage to things. After that you should be able to remove to two bolts holding the stater and then remove the wire also. Replace in the same way

Yamaha... | Answered on Jan 11, 2019

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