Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

04 Charging system issues

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • 04 Charging system issues

    Can the 2004, 1700 Road Star Midnight Silverados charging system be upgraded? Ive heard the 05 has a better charging system, and would work in the 04.
    Does anyone know if this is correct?
    And if so, what all needs to be done to compleate this task correctly?

  • #2
    Yes change the stator and reg/rect to an 05 and it will all work.

    Comment


    • #3
      Link to the old site will get you started. Sadly, the pictures have disappeared, but the text will walk you through it. Googling will find some pictures, too.

      https://web.archive.org/web/20180223.../view/189/103/

      Comment


      • Darkwingduck
        Darkwingduck commented
        Editing a comment
        Thanks, will check it out!

    • #4
      Question is - is the original charging system working okay.
      Scott B.

      Comment


      • #5
        1. I've owned the bike for roughly 4 years now with no trouble until now. Ive some accessories running this whole time. open up until recently she's always run great but now she's eating batteries, and not holding a charge pretty much at all. Upon tracing the electrical systems for the problem I came across a ground short in the stereo system but I believe that's probably caused the voltage regulator as well as the stator to go bad, over the course of these past four years! So my plan is now to change these parts but to upgrade to the to the 05 charging system. Any additional thoughts to this? I will add, she does run if I charge the battery with a charger, but if I ride for a long. And turn her off she will be dead. I carry a jump-start pack in my saddle bag!

        Comment


        • #6
          Sounds like Regulator/ Rectifier is fried ?

          Comment


          • #7
            Read up on checking the AC voltage from the stator. It's probably okay.
            Scott B.

            Comment


            • #8
              Yeah, I had a link that looked like a good "road star for idots" page, but the photos are no longer available. I have a couple multimeters but eletrical is foreign to me! Lol, but I'm willing to learn. My lady bought me an aftermarket R/R off amazon. The same issue is present with that one installed as well...

              Comment


              • #9
                Also mentioned that googling the problem will turn up gobs of info.

                99% of motorcycles use the same principal for charging a battery and running all the electrical components of a bike.

                https://www.google.com/search?q=diag...&client=safari


                Comment


                • #10
                  Im actually going out now to work on her. Ill try to find a link to testing the stator.

                  Comment


                • #11
                  heres a link to a flow chart for troubleshooting. BTW , what kind of battery? and do u have the upgraded cables size installed? (fat battery cables)?
                  https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/10...29069374954073

                  Comment

                  Latest Posts

                  Collapse

                  Topics Statistics Last Post
                  Started by Father Pobasturd, 4 days ago
                  92 responses
                  130 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post Father Pobasturd  
                  Started by JoeBloShmo, 2 days ago
                  8 responses
                  96 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post JoeBloShmo  
                  Started by Lug Nut, 1 week ago
                  23 responses
                  405 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post Lug Nut
                  by Lug Nut
                   
                  Started by cike, 1 day ago
                  11 responses
                  138 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post Jaybo
                  by Jaybo
                   
                  Started by Milkman, 3 days ago
                  9 responses
                  130 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post Milkman
                  by Milkman
                   
                  Started by Ret HPD, 11-23-2019, 03:49 PM
                  16 responses
                  273 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post TerryInFlorida  
                  Started by NCB, 1 day ago
                  4 responses
                  98 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post NCB
                  by NCB
                   
                  Started by Jaybo, 1 week ago
                  28 responses
                  258 views
                  2 likes
                  Last Post Funseeker57  
                  Started by EnergyGuy, 1 day ago
                  14 responses
                  61 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post Chromepony  
                  Started by millwrong, 1 day ago
                  12 responses
                  69 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post Chromepony  
                  Started by GreasySam, 10-03-2019, 06:13 AM
                  26 responses
                  421 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post Chromepony  
                  Started by Father Pobasturd, 01-13-2020, 12:43 AM
                  166 responses
                  959 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post Father Pobasturd  
                  Started by WarPig, 2 days ago
                  19 responses
                  121 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post roadiemort  
                  Started by Michael72, 4 days ago
                  10 responses
                  152 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post davej
                  by davej
                   
                  Started by Coach, 07-17-2019, 11:58 AM
                  6 responses
                  163 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post Jclevesque  
                  Started by Doc_V, 2 weeks ago
                  31 responses
                  424 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post Smokescreens  
                  Started by cike, 2 weeks ago
                  26 responses
                  315 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post cike
                  by cike
                   
                  Started by Pauli466, 4 days ago
                  6 responses
                  111 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post Jaybo
                  by Jaybo
                   
                  Started by Doc_V, 4 days ago
                  6 responses
                  123 views
                  0 likes
                  Last Post Pauli466  
                  Started by roadiemort, 5 days ago
                  4 responses
                  118 views
                  1 like
                  Last Post roadiemort  
                  Working...
                  X