Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Granite City, IL
2007 Honda Rebel 250 charging system problem, need help!
On my 2007 Honda Rebel. The same day I bought it, after riding it for approximately 40-50 miles, the battery went dead. It was after about 5 starts ups. Took the battery out, had a deep charge done, and had it tested by Autozone and my local dealer (under load), and it tested good both times. Put the battery back in and used a volt-a-meter to test the charging system and it was putting out 12.7 volts at idle & 14.2 volts with throttle at the battery. I then ran it with the good battery for about 5 days, right about 50-60 miles for about 3 days of riding and about 6 or 7 start ups. Now the battery is dead again right after a 15 mile highway ride. I came home after about 15 miles on the highway, shut it off, made a phone call, went to restart it after about 5 minutes and the battery is dead again. I made sure all the connections were tight and they were. Do you guys think the battery is bad despite testing good, or that something is wrong with the charging system? I'm on a low monthly fixed income and can not afford the $75 an hour, just to have it looked at to find the problem, that the shop wants.
Tim - Proud owner 2007 Honda CMX250C Rebel & 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500