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Dead System On first Start Try

I 'm not sure if i'm in the right section to ask this question, But here I go, I decided to Start My Scoot today due to the unusual warm weather . First I turned the key on and Lights came on and Just as fast everything went dead,lights and all. The side stand was up ,Kill switch was off. It acted as if a Fuse blew , so I checked the fuses all seem to be fine, Including the Main 30 amp fuse. I guess my Question is could the ( Regulator Rectifier have Fried ) I know there were recalls on them and several years ago I had it replaced , well since then I received a second Recall for the same thing, and have never had it done again. By the way the Battery is fully charged. Has any one had this problem ,or is my age causing me to forget something. Any answers will sure be appreciated . THanks In advance Y- Block
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The rectifier shouldn't interfere with power coming from battery, only electricity going to the battery. Check your leads coming from the battery and make sure they are clean (especially the negative side) and tight. A little di-electric grease on the terminals I find beneficial. If you have a multimeter you can start tracing out the positive side and see if you have power at the points you have already checked.
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I'm beginning to think even though the battery shows over 12 volts ,There may be a problem with the battery , Its over 2 yrs old ,I have had a battery Tender on it most of the winter ,when i first turned the key on Lights were bright , the minute i hit the starter all died, I reconnected the Battery Tender and the Red light was flashing , which is an indicator that there may be a problem with the battery ,Possibly a Short in the Battery , Tomorrow i will start over again , Thanks for your Help ,and wish me luck. Skunkhome
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I'm beginning to think even though the battery shows over 12 volts ,There may be a problem with the battery , Its over 2 yrs old ,I have had a battery Tender on it most of the winter ,when i first turned the key on Lights were bright , the minute i hit the starter all died, I reconnected the Battery Tender and the Red light was flashing , which is an indicator that there may be a problem with the battery ,Possibly a Short in the Battery , Tomorrow i will start over again , Thanks for your Help ,and wish me luck. Skunkhome
Think you are on to something. The symptoms sound like a bad connection but I'd trust the battery charger at this point.

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be sure to disconnect the battery from the bike, while charging or checling this time, flashing red light on charger could be caused by bike too, hoping not !

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Have you check the connection on the terminals these can come loose and as soon as you press the starter it pops the connection so complete loss of power.
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Howdy and yes I am new and old at the same time. Long story but will save that for another time.

Anyway, along the lines that have already been mentioned and assuming the charging went ok, check the voltage at the battery with ignition and lights on, and then while pushing the starter button.
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Well I bought a new battery and sure enough it was the battery even though it showed 12 volts , must be the Amperage was gone , because as soon as i installed the new Battery all was ok , I made out well especially since the old Battery was 3yr 9 Mo . old Now i'm already for this snow and 20 deg weather to change , Happy & Safe riding to you all , and thanks for the comments ,and help .
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Well I bought a new battery and sure enough it was the battery even though it showed 12 volts , must be the Amperage was gone , because as soon as i installed the new Battery all was ok , I made out well especially since the old Battery was 3yr 9 Mo . old Now i'm already for this snow and 20 deg weather to change , Happy & Safe riding to you all , and thanks for the comments ,and help .
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Good going y---block! You done good. Keep your voltmeter handy, they are your friend when the electrical gremlins come out. I keep one of those Harbor Freight voltage testers with the colored lights under the seat. They are very handy, just like my bottle of Ride-On under the seat!

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