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Swapping batteries to charge. I don't care of I have to do it daily until I get it sorted out.

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I'm going order stuff to gease the chain and also clean the carbs. I'm assuming there isn't any special tools I need that would stop me from not finishing or putting the carbs together once I start? Thank you.

The battery thing, idk. I need more time to think. I don't know what to do. Order a multimeter for now.

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if your bike is basically stock and no one has messed with electrical system, the only way I know of to have voltage loss is through bad diode in voltage regulator/rectifier when ignition switch off.. which would mean volt regulator is bad..

A way to confirm would be to disconnect the regulator 4 prong connector that has the Red, Black, Green wires when you don't plan on ridding..
 

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I've been thinking... The only thing I switch out is the controls which you have the clutch and brake lights. The brake thing is always in so the brake light is always on bright like hitting the brake. Even when parked or driving.
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If the brake light is always on, that's exactly the same as having no brake light at all. Actually it's worse, it's like crying wolf, wolf, and people get so used to it being on, they run right in your back end.
Also the brake light is one of your higher power draw fixtures on the motorcycle. You might have actually just trouble shot your problem.
The brake light with the marker on at the same time will draw between 2.6 and 2.8 amps constantly.
 

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I swap back to the original one. The one that came from the aftermarket one is stuck.

Original one.
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Aftermarket one. Stuck always making contact.
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It's progress? 😁
 

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Wouldn't hurt to top off the electrolyte level in the battery.
 

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Rebel brake switch is still available at the dealership. It's not very expensive at all. I got my last one for less than $15. Sorry, I can't remember the exact amount.
Even my 71 CB350 switch was still available.
Oops! I forgot we're talking about a 450. Still I'd expect them to have one.
 

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To give you an idea of how much (32W) 2.6-2.8amps is, the alternator puts out about (190W @ 1500rpm) 15 amps at its peak output. The total wattage used to just run the bike is around 130W, leaving less than 60W to charge the battery at peak output. Lower rpms means lower output, so the 32W draw could drain the battery while you drive.
(All numbers are approximate)
 

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Yeah I fixed it. The bike runs full power again. But... I went too quick and drop the bike hard it skid off road.

Now another project.

Now it feels the top piece that hold the handle bar and handle bar is off like a poor alignment.
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The linkage is bent.
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But I'm thankful. God I feel like I am blessed.
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I'll start a new thread. Going to clean up and do some chores and think about it. Another project now.
 

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Oh dear! We should always be more concerned about how fast we can stop (ie: CRASH!), not how fast we can go!
Are you going to be ok?
 

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Yeah I fixed it. The bike runs full power again. But... I went too quick and drop the bike hard it skid off road.

Now another project.

Now it feels the top piece that hold the handle bar and handle bar is off like a poor alignment.
You may have simply tweaked the handlebars. See this diagram: 1986 Honda CMX450C A HANDLEBAR | Cheap Cycle Parts

Part numbers 17 and 19 fit through rubber grommets, 14. Loosening or removing the nuts, 27 may allow you to realign things. Do not over tighten the nuts, doing so will reduce the vibration dampening of the grommets.

Have you taken a basic rider course? Best way to learn the fundamentals of riding.
 

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I crashed my 250 a few years ago I tweaked my handlebars too. Like FC says you can probably straighten them out very easily .
You may have a collapsed lung and not even know it. Be cautious. I had a collapsed lung & thought I was fine.
 

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Yeah I'm ok. It was my fault. I was just happy the bike rode strong again I went speed happy. I miss riding already. I have to be more responsible.

No I need to take the course. Let me get myself together and bike running striaght again. Starting new job so give me time.

I'll pray for insight too.

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So, new damage aside, the brake switch seems too have been the culprit with the previous problems?
 

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Most rider courses have their own bikes for riders to learn on, so you don't need to have the 450 ready to ride to take the course. Riders that are self taught or taught by a friend or relative have more accidents, and their accidents tend to be more serious than professionally trained riders. As you have learned the hard way, inexperienced, untrained rider + too much speed is a recipe for disaster. You'd be better off parking the Rebel until you take the course and learn how to ride safely.
 

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I agree that a professionally trained individual would be a better rider. I was self-taught.
Of course growing up I was always the cautious one, the one that urged people to look out for dangerous situations, & the voice of reason with my 4 brothers & 4 sisters.
In my 50 plus years of riding crashing once was bad enough. And no, I never took the course myself, though I've contemplated it many times.
"Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser" Prov 9:9a
I should schedule myself for the course.
 

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Well, one problem fixed, more to come.🙂
 
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