Grand Prix 125
Main Motorcycle: Triumph tt600
Join Date: Oct 2012
2000 tt600 charging problem
Hopefully y'all can help me out. I'm out of luck with this thing. So my problem is I can't keep my battery charged. The first time I recharged the battery it read 12.9 and held the for about three days without installing it and starting the bike. So the next day I did a load test on the battery ign. On lights on bright, horn, brakes all that. Voltage was 11.8 boarder line bad I beleive. So when I start the bike voltages dropped to right 11, ran for a few seconds and dropped again 9.9 so by this time I believe my battery is bad. Forgot to say I started with a new r/r thought that was the problem first. Then tried the battery. At idle the voltage is bouncing around 11.2-11.8 when I rev it to 3k it goes up to 12.3.
So I rode around about a hour to see what it would do. When I got back home the battery was dead lights are still bright but tac and speedo flashing at idle. And wouldn't start agian just 1 click the nothing.
Now I have put a new r/r on and tested the stator but have not taking it cometly out to look at it but the clips are brown and discolored but not burnt or melted. When I tested it, it read 88 volts from all 3 pins at 5k Rpms.
I've checked the fuses and all are good. The only thing I havnt done is modify the wiring. Or take a chance at wasting another 80 bucks on a battery. Forgot to say after I drained the battery (yesterday) I go ouside just out of curiosity today I tried to start the bike to se what it would do. And magically charged it's self overnight and fired up no problem. Not fully charged but good enough to start. Now I believe the battery is good.
Don't know what to do next. It's starting to get cold in north ga and want to get a few more rides in befor winter. Don't want to go out like this. Thanks anybody that can help!!!!