Charging system (2004 Road King)

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by tomsaint, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. tomsaint

    tomsaint New Member

    Charging system sporadic - charges then does not! Performed checks all 6 of them as listed here on this site - I am getting voltage at both pins of the regulator and the stator shows continuity pin to pin and .1 ohms from each pin to ground. Bought a new regulator mounted, did not plug into stator plug, just plugged into system and hooked up ground strap - tested new regulator without switching anything on or running the bike and got same voltage on both pins 11.7 as with the old regulator. Faulty regulator?? Any other checks I can do?As I said I did not even plug in the new regulator to the stator yet!

    Thanks T!
  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator


    When you did the bleed-back test, you were measuring each pin on the regulator to GROUND and getting 11.7 volts on each?

  3. Hoople

    Hoople Account Removed

    Type-o? You measure each pin of stator to ground and read .1 ohms.? Each pin of stator to ground should read infinity.
  4. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

    Welcome tomsaint, Stators can work on and off before they go out all together, makes them hard to diagnose, but if you have a intermittent charging problem it's likely the stator for sure, not the regulator.
    And voltage does run through the regulator there is no bleed-back test in a 04 manual, harley manual, harley changed voltage regulators in 03 or 04 so the voltage you are reading from the new & old regulator is normal. From what you describe above it is your stator for sure, take the voltage regulator back they are almost bullet proof now a days.