Join Date: May 2005
Location: Kansas City, MO, USA
Re: Battery or starter problem?
The proper voltage for a fully charged battery is 12.8 volts. Technically when a battery falls below 12 volts it is discharged. At 10 volts it is dead. When charging the alternator should put out about 13.8 to 14.8 volts. Final charge voltage also depends on the battery type as a flooded lead acid and AGM, Gel cells all use slightly different voltages. Look in the Hall of Wisdom for that information.
1972 Honda SL 125 (1 st bike)(rest in peace)
1974 Honda CB350 F1 (smoothness personified)
1973 Honda CB350 twin (unsafe at any speed)
1971 Kawasaki H-1A 500 (wheelie King)
1975 Honda GL1000 (4 into 1 header, Vetter fairing)
1981 KTM 420 Enduro (fast and smooth)
1979 Yamaha 750 Special (suprisingly fast)
1981 Honda GL1100 Interstate (rough rider)
2000 K1200LT ICon (gone but not forgotten)
2003 K1200LTE Silver Lightning 131,637 miles 07/01/13
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