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So the G1 bike battery died a little bit ago and I stored the bike proper and today I jumped started her and runs like a dream but as soon as I take the jumper leads off the bike cuts out.. Should she run on her own even if the battery is dead or not there at all like in cars? Any ideas as to why she won't run on her own power?
 
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So your saying the battery died, you removed it and jumped it..it starts up and runs fine, then when you take the jumper leads off it just dies? I don't know much about the G1's...that is a 98-99 correct?
Sounds like your Regulator/Rectifier is completely shot or your stator has taken a dump. The stator is what provides power to the motorcycle while keeping the battery charged at the same time. R&R regulates the power provided essentially.
 

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Yes the battery is dead flat.. I've left the battery in the bike and jumped the bike off my ute.. It runs fine when the jumpers are hooked up but as soon as I take 1 of the leads off it dies.. My g1 is a 1998.. Old school bike :)
 

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gotta keep the classics alive man, its always cool to see classics riding around.
Yeah my guess is its the stator or the r&r. If you have a manual look up the procedure for testing the stator. You'll have to do it while it's running so your going to have to jump it.

I don't know if jumping it from your ute for a long period of time is safe for it, it may put out more power than necessary for your bike and could damage it...maybe someone else can chime in on this?

But you do have a generator/stator on your bike, your going to need to test it to be sure it's providing power to the bike. If it is, test the R&R. If it isn't, than you know where your issue lies.
 

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Thanks for the help mate. I just jumped it and let run for about 10 seconds then take off the leads and it dies straight away.. Will break out the multi meter and the manual tomorrow..
 

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Yes the battery is dead flat.. I've left the battery in the bike and jumped the bike off my ute.. It runs fine when the jumpers are hooked up but as soon as I take 1 of the leads off it dies.. My g1 is a 1998.. Old school bike :)
I graduated high school in 1998...

Jeebus I feel old.

You probably need a new battery. Take the battery down to a shop and have em test it. They'll tel ya if it holds a charge or not. I've been through more batteries than I care to admit...

... sadly... none of my bikes are that old.
 
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Battery won't charge when bike is idle or low revs.Take the battery off the bike and charge it, then try again.
^^This.

The charging system is not able to completely recharge a battery from dead flat. The battery is probably toast, depending on how old it is. +5 years, not maintained, it's just good practice to replace it.
 

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I graduated high school in 1998...

Jeebus I feel old.

You probably need a new battery. Take the battery down to a shop and have em test it. They'll tel ya if it holds a charge or not. I've been through more batteries than I care to admit...

... sadly... none of my bikes are that old.
Considering I went on active duty in 1979, and RETIRED in 1999..... :2fingerlol:
 

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The battery is at least 7 years old now.. Will have a shot at a battery tomorrow and see how she goes.. Selling the house soon so have to get it working and move the bike to a mates house.. I'll keep yawl posted
 
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