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does anyone else does this... when coming to a stop the voltage drops from 14 to 11 to 12 volts....???

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nope shouldnt drop that low ...

dont know how much "error" is built into the gauge ..

lights dim ??

hard to start ??

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I notice the light dim slowly and brightens back up when I give it throttle...
also I hear a loud Clunk when I restart the bike after riding for a couple of hours...

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Nope, mine stays at 14 anytime the motor is running.
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I notice the light dim slowly and brightens back up when I give it throttle...
also I hear a loud Clunk when I restart the bike after riding for a couple of hours...
Look on the bright side, excuse the pun, if the stator is going out you can replace the compensator with no labor cost!!

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its a 2008...

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sounds like it is charging OK , check the battery connections , they must be tight ..

maybe something shorting out somewhere ??

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Per the indy shop I go to, more stators seem to go bad during high ambient heat than other issues...and we're all experiencing that right now.

I'd double-check all your connections and if not found there, time to have the stator tested.
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well tested the battery reading at 12.6 to 12.8
starting the bike I got a reading from 13.9 to 14.3

the dimming was from the bike shaking... Had my wife stand in front of it to see if the light dim... nope

but going to have the shop to make dam sure on the battery... Its the original battery from 2007

wish me luck

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sounds like that battery is good .. shud read 12.7 , not running and 13.9-14.3 is right for the charging ..

Harley batteries last a good while , had some go six-7 years

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