Previous owner gave me a Noco G3500. Would this damage it? Seems like a pretty reputable charger from what I saw online.
Luckily I've yet to attempt anything.
As for the bike, there are no active recalls and as it turns out the previous owner did replace the regulator/rectifier. Looks like I'm looking at a stator issue or wiring issue then. I don't own a multimeter but I'll grab one tomorrow.
Itís not just about reputability. Charger needs to be designed to charge Li ion batteries.
Get a multimeter and test your voltages before diving into the wiring. Always start with the simplest most common problems. If you donít get the right voltages from battery and R/R then act accordingly.
Once you get things up and running, that bike has seen a few miles! 33,380 miles or ~ 54,000 Km. Need to make sure that engine has been properly maintained and followed.
Most important items of the top of my head
- valve clearances need to be checked and probably will be out of spec unless properly done by prev owner.
- coolant flush and replacement
- spark plugs
- check all hoses (coolant, fuel, vacuum...) for cracks and replace as needed
- No brainers like oil and filter, air filter, brake pads and rotors, brake fluid bleed and replace.
There are many, many more maintenance items that need to be gone over thoroughly. Do these before you ride the crap out of it.
Check for scheduled maintenance charts for these bikes. Youíll find them everywhere. Follow to the letter and sheíll be a happy bike for a long long time.
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