I only asked because this has been bugging me with the lights dimming with revs. Just curious what other people experienced with no battery or a dead battery.
The battery that came with the bike is shorted so I've been riding with it disconnected. I was poking around with the volt meter today, and it turns out the regulator is only putting out 12.2 volts at idle, and dropping down to 8 at higher rpms. Checked the stator output to the regulator and all three legs are cranking out a healthy 17 volts.
I'm going to order a regulator before I get a new battery. Thinking a used one off ebay, maybe a cheap china one of the connectors are the same.
2002 Honda Rebel
2003 Harley Davidson FXD