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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-30-2013, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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help!! voltage fluctuates on guage

I have a 2011 rgu and while i ride my voltage stays at 14 plus or minus 1 ,but at a stop it goes to 12 volt . Is this normal or do i have an issue coming? thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-30-2013, 04:06 PM
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My '13 runs 14.5 at speed, drops during idle, not sure to what, but I think that kind of fluctuation is normal. Hope so, mine has been like that since last November, hasn't caused any problems.
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Mine has been doing that since day one with no issues.

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I have a 2011 rgu and while i ride my voltage stays at 14 plus or minus 1 ,but at a stop it goes to 12 volt . Is this normal or do i have an issue coming? thanks in advance.
Perfectly normal, especially if someone has dropped the idle speed setting down trying to get the "potato" sound out of it.

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You really need to check it with a multi-meter, if you don't have should get, easy to do, and a troubleshooters best friend, there are threads on here to show how...... with that said, mines slow to drop when off, and I know everything right with....... ........ ...... & ..cause meter verifies
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Check it at the battery with a voltmeter. If its truly dropping to 12vdc then the battery is going bad. Ask me how I know.

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agree with tmd , the gauge isn't very accurate , check with a meter across the terminals , should be close to 13 volts on the low side , at idle , run it up to 2000 or so , such read high 13's - low 14's

since ya don't have three hands , I put alligator clip extensions on my meter leads , so's I could run the throttle up

my stator went south a few months ago , my only notice was , once or twice , the gauge dropped to 12 at 75 mph for a few moments ..

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it doesn't drop while riding. it stays at 14. it only goes to 12+- while sitting at a light.
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Take your seat off and check the battery with a volt meter. To be 100% sure you see the same thing. Do you have any extra lighting etc on the bike. Idle should be around 1000.

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it doesn't drop while riding. it stays at 14. it only goes to 12+- while sitting at a light.
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-01-2013, 08:45 AM
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This is normal. Check everyone else bike. The voltage is always higher while the bike is being ridden down the road as opposed to sitting and idling.
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