Main Motorcycle: 2002 Daytona 955i CE
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Chandler, AZ
So, I didn't get a chance to test the new battery because the shop closed. But I called the local dealer and talked to him for a minute about the regulator. He mentioned that the regulator/alternator should put out a little more voltage than the battery at about 2k rpm and that's a good way to check. I plug the meter in with the bike turned off(battery's been on the trickle charger for a bit), it's sitting at a little over 12v. I start the bike up and check the voltage, 11.85v or so. I rev the motor up, no change, in fact, the voltage is dropping as it idles, 11.84, 11.83 etc. So, I'm pretty sure it's the regulator. Last ditch effort, I check the fuses. I find a bad one, fuse #2(ignition switch 30A). I look around my garage and I find the largest fuse I have laying around, 20A. I throw that one in there, start the bike up, it blows. Not sure what that's all about, I'll run get a few 30A's so I can try one of those. Why would I be blowing the "ignition switch" fuse? BTW, the bike will still start with the blown fuse in there. Any ideas?