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Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum but after looking for a few days it jas already been helpful. So it seems that the old 650 customs all differ charging problems. Mine personally will charge at 13.5v at 2000rpm and 14.5v at 2500rpm and discharge when idling below that. So my question firstly is, why would Honda set the factory idle at 1500 if the bikes stator won't charge? And since my bike will charge some at 2000rpm would it hurt to bump the idle up a bit, just to keep the battery running when I'm cruising through stop and go traffic. Also since my stator seems to slowly drain my battery, has anyone considered installing a ground disconnect switch for when you don't have access to a battery tender? Sorry about the long post but had a few questions I was curious about.
Dude is that a tire ? or an O-ring..??
Yeah for some reason I'm losing about .5v over the course of two to three hours. Everythings working and I cant find what is pulling juice from the battery.
Quote from: FortWayne650Custom on June 27, 2012, 08:24:23 PMYeah for some reason I'm losing about .5v over the course of two to three hours. Everythings working and I cant find what is pulling juice from the battery.What is the battery voltage after sitting for 3 hours? If it's around 12 1/2 volts, you may not have a problem at all...
Cool that's what I've been trying to figure out. I javent dealt with the older hondas much just getting into them and found some quirky things pop up.
It's a brand new battery filled and installed at a local Honda dealer. It reads 12.8 right off the charger and will go down to 12.5v after sitting for a couple hours.
Avoiding electric start if you're mostly in that kind of riding is a good idea, so you don't discharge the battery much before departing.