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Old 07-17-2011, 04:35 PM   #1
 
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Shadow ACE 2000 charging problems

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!!!
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:48 PM   #2
 
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Did you ask the Shadow guys?

Honda Shadow Forums : Shadow Motorcycle Forum

I hope I don't run into any problems when I upgrade. I'm going to keep my Reb for bobbing pourposes, but I need a highway rider.

Good luck!
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Old 07-17-2011, 05:13 PM   #3
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Charge the battery and have it load tested if you can. You can use a meter to check various components of the electrical system: Motorcycle Electrical Troubleshooting
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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.

Thanks for your replies guys .
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When those wires melt, it often ruins the stator and R/R. Have you done the tests to be sure everything is working? Running it with a bad R/R or stator will eventually destroy both.

This guy rebuilds stators to better than OEM specs, and usually for much less than you can get a cheap replacement for. Tim Parrott Enterprises

Avoid Rick's Stators! They are cheap Chinese junk. Several folks on my other bike forum installed them and had them fail in less than 1,000 miles.
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When those wires melt, it often ruins the stator and R/R. Have you done the tests to be sure everything is working? Running it with a bad R/R or stator will eventually destroy both.

This guy rebuilds stators to better than OEM specs, and usually for much less than you can get a cheap replacement for. Tim Parrott Enterprises

Avoid Rick's Stators! They are cheap Chinese junk. Several folks on my other bike forum installed them and had them fail in less than 1,000 miles.
Thanks for the info! Wow! I'll be looking into the stator and the r/r. Is there any way to test with a voltmeter and a fresh battery?
Would those 2 parts be an expensive replace?

Info on how to properly test would rock! !( be greatly appreciated).
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From the link in post #3 above: Battery Charging Problems
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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.

this is frustrating beyond belief.
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:45 PM   #9
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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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‪Honda Shadow Ace stator test‬‏ - YouTube

Could you guys please tell me if I did this continuity test correctly to my bike's stator?
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