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Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2000 10:01:06
Subject: Re: Derbi Moped Help
From: K. Brant Niggemyer
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Kiroja wrote:

> A headlight doesn't need much power, so that can't be the cause of the
> battery drainage. More likely the battery is just getting old or isn't
> of the right type.

The battery is brand new, so I don't think that is the problem.

I think the problem is that the battery isn't wired correctly to the alternator,
or the alternator is screwed. Here's how I arrived at this conclusion:

1. Started the bike.
2. Disconnected red lead from battery.
3. Held multitester to red lead, revved engine.

Result: no needle movement. I would assume that there should be positive
voltage coming down the red lead to charge the battery. But there doesn't seem
to be.

> > Robbert


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