Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: South west Wales
Newbie member and owner here. Actually it's a KLV1000, but apart from orange paint and Kawasaki decals...it's a Strom. I'm advised this is THE site for all things Strom, so I wonder if anyone has any input on a charging problem I have.
Suspected it had a charging issue as after a 60 mile test ride, then left idle for a few days, a few starts later, with a nice warm motor...the battery was flat. New battery on and testing across the terminals with bike gave 12.1 at tick over, and 12.5v at 5k.
Checked the stator and although with three 6's on the Ohm meter, we got no reading when testing Volts AC. Tho' we did get the same result on my mates Raptor, which is same TL based motor, so it could be we're doing something wrong, as neither of us is an electrical genius by a long chalk.
Anyhoo, no point messing around so I've fitted a new battery, ESR/Procom high output stator, and an Electrex MosFet reg/rec. No difference. Still only 12.5v across the battery terminals at 5k.
It's definitely getting a little charge and I saw 12.8v with the headlight fuse removed, but it should be giving a healthy 14.2v.
Any suggestions ?