Red Voltage Light - Road Glide Forums
Troubleshooting for Road Glides List your Road Glide problems here, and DR. Ruth will answer them.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-01-2017, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
Newbie
 
SoCal96R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Whittier, CA
Posts: 23
Red Voltage Light

While riding my 2015 FLTRX, the red light in the voltage instrument panel came on and voltage reading went to about 12 volts. Voltage is usually just above 14. Bike cranks up fine, rides fine, no unusual noises that I can hear. Put bike on tender while I was on 2 week vacation. Took off tender, cranked up, no red light but voltage at 12, went for short ride. Five minutes later, red light came on. Everything works as far as I can tell. Any suggestions would be appreciated before I decide to take her in.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
SoCal96R is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-01-2017, 02:35 PM
Grey beard
 
Dragon Dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Perdido Beach, Al.
Posts: 816
Garage
2013 RGC, my voltage will drop to almost 10 volts and will stay there till i'm up and running and then all of a sudden it will just jump up to 14+. It's been doing this for a while now. I am going to replace my voltage regulator with a better aftermarket one soon.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2013 Road Glide vivid black, 14" JSR apes, Andrews 57h cams, S&S adjustable pushrods, Woods directional lifters
Dragon Dude is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-01-2017, 06:05 PM
Life Member
 
Thermodyne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: South Central PA
Posts: 1,766
Garage
Use a VOM or other external volt meter and check the voltage. Check it with engine off, then engine running @2000 rpm. 12.6 and 14.5 are what you'd be looking for + or - a few 10ths.

Sounds like a regulator, but could also be a stater. You can check the stator output at the plug with a VOM set to AC current. Not sure what the spec is for a 15. The older ones were 32-46 volts ac.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Thermodyne is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-02-2017, 09:49 AM
Life Member
 
ironmark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 6,528
You should check all of the major electrical connection first but I would guess that the Voltage Regulator is the problem. If the stator is bad the voltage will be normal at cold start up but as the bike warms up the voltage will drop and eventually the voltmeter will read around 10 volts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
08 FLTR candy red sunglo,with 2015 103 HO, V&H Dresser Duals with Monster Rounds, Power Vision tuner, Willy Shiny Wheels and Forks and a bunch of other stuff.
ironmark is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-02-2017, 05:24 PM
Hangaround
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 50
battery cables

check battery cables first......that's usually the problem.
billbeemer is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-02-2017, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
Newbie
 
SoCal96R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Whittier, CA
Posts: 23
Decided to take her in to the dealer. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the stator had burned out and would be replaced under warranty.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
SoCal96R is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Road Glide Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Voltage drop= check engine light Masterchiefmike Troubleshooting for Road Glides 3 07-31-2013 06:36 AM
Voltage meter reads zero and red light RoadGlide0611 Troubleshooting for Road Glides 3 05-17-2012 05:32 PM
Red Bulbs for Gauges that will stay Red jimmyray11349 *General Road Glide Discussions/Pictures 10 11-02-2011 10:56 AM
Colors Crimson Red Sunglo vrs Sierra Red Defy *General Road Glide Discussions/Pictures 10 04-10-2011 12:31 PM
Kansas allowing motorcycles to run red light if it doesnt change. DED HD *General Road Glide Discussions/Pictures 15 02-24-2011 10:33 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome