I think my Rebel's spirit is having it's revenge on me. . I sold my perfectly functional, beautiful Rebel to get a 2000 Shadow ACE 750. Thing is. . I'm on some sort of deep depression here guys! THe frigging bike won't hold a charge. Now it could be the battery, or the charging system, some cables that seem to be half-fried, etc
I'm so deep into frustration I don't even know what sort of question to ask first!!!
Ok so up to know the plug with 3 yellow wires that comes from the stator was fried. I mean, it was internally destroyed! burnt wires and plastic. So I removed that and just connected the wires straight into each other after reading online that this was a " continuing source of failure"
Now I just need to take my battery to get tested, charged, or replaced and give the bike a round 2 of troubleshooting.
Even with a brand new battery I just bought, I couldn't get the bike to go over 13.4 volts while revving her. She does have 4 extra lights, plus the signal lights are constantly on. Could that affect such measurement? I think I got screwed I *#&$*(#&@$ hate having sold my beautiful perfectly running Rebel to buy this electric bullcrap nightmare shadow.
The running lights (turn signals being on) should not affect things that much.
The other extra lights might, depending on what they are. I would suggest turning them off while testing.
13.4 is a bit low but not having the specs for that model, its hard to say. I've seen some bikes that routinely make 13.8 as their max voltage.
Its a hard call. Have you asked Shadow Shack? He visits here from time to time and is a regular on Duke's board.
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