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    I need HELP. My 2001 roadstar 1600 is having an issue. I’m able to ride it but the starter relay I believe is going bad. Occasionally I lose all power, but if I jiggle the starter relay it’ll go back to normal. But now I’ll get about two hours of riding and the battery is dead. I carry a spare battery now. If I put the spare battery in, it’ll run again until it’s dead. I’ve also noticed it’s running hotter than usual ever since this charging issue started. If the stator goes out would that cause the bike to run hot?

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    Have you put a meter to see what it is charging at idle and at 3000rpm? Try that and see what you get. You should be in the 14v to mid 14v range. Check main fuse in the starter relay with a meter to ensure it is good. If not, try the spare next to it too. Shouldnt need to jiggle anything...

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    • #3
      If you are jiggling the relay to make it start there is something loose. check all the wire and cable connections in that area, Make sure they are tight and not damaged in any way. Remember that "ALL" charging voltage returning to the battery has to go thru the relay to get back to the battery to charge.

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      • #4
        Would the relay failing cause the bike to get hot somehow?

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        • #5
          NO

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