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No charge to the battery

rij1
I'm having a problem finding the problem to why my battery wont charge in my bike. The bike idles and runs but the battery wont charge. If I charge the battery in the bike with a battery charger and start the bike and ride to work few times the bike wont start cause a dead battery. I had to push start it to get it running a few times. If I have a volt meter on the battery and the bike running there is no charge.
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1982 Honda DOHC CB750F Supersport
4-1 Exhaust with baffle
Stock intake air box
Slow-speed jet #35
Primary main jet #68
Secondary main jet #105
Ventura, California
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Re: No charge to the battery

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Hey, repairing charging problems is just part of the fun of owning a DOHC Honda. If you just use the search feature at the top right corner of the home page here, you will bring up a few hundred posts on trouble shooting, and repairing the DOHC charging system. However I will bet dollars to doughnuts that the rotor is bad.
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rij1
yeah, I think it is. it looks worn out but the guy I bought it from said it was new, the stator looks to have a small worn spot also. Gonna have to replace.
      My Bike Information
1982 Honda DOHC CB750F Supersport
4-1 Exhaust with baffle
Stock intake air box
Slow-speed jet #35
Primary main jet #68
Secondary main jet #105
Ventura, California
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Re: No charge to the battery

Johnnylevi
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have you checked the brushes at all?
1981 SS with Kerker 4-1 exhaust and extremely attractive rider.
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rij1
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Here are pic's of the rotor, stator and brushes.

worn area on stator- Yellow wires read .9 Ohms and not grounded
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Rotor-copper rings read 4. Ohms
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      My Bike Information
1982 Honda DOHC CB750F Supersport
4-1 Exhaust with baffle
Stock intake air box
Slow-speed jet #35
Primary main jet #68
Secondary main jet #105
Ventura, California
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Manual
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Having been through the exact same thing, my money is on the regulator rectifier.
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Re: No charge to the battery

rij1
I'll have to test that also. I forgot to mention that I only get 10.5v out of one of the wires off the stator while the bike is running.
      My Bike Information
1982 Honda DOHC CB750F Supersport
4-1 Exhaust with baffle
Stock intake air box
Slow-speed jet #35
Primary main jet #68
Secondary main jet #105
Ventura, California
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icerigger
Check the resistance across the rings on the rotor. It should be between 4-6 ohms. Vibration wears the insulation off the windings and shorts them out. A nasty side effect is that they usually take the regulator out when they go.

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rij1
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It was the regulator rectifier. Whats weird is that part was new. I didn't expect it. How would the reg/rec go bad with under a couple hundred miles on it..
      My Bike Information
1982 Honda DOHC CB750F Supersport
4-1 Exhaust with baffle
Stock intake air box
Slow-speed jet #35
Primary main jet #68
Secondary main jet #105
Ventura, California
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Re: No charge to the battery

nickajeglin
Could have been a crappy aftermarket part. I swapped my oem rect/reg for a buddies aftermarket one while I was tracking down my charging issues, and his practically new one didn't work nearly as well.
first bike: 1983 vt750c, my mommy gave it to me.
current: 1980 cb750k
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