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centuryfox

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centuryfox says:

Honda Deauville 650 problem

I was riding home on the M6 yesterday after a weeks touring round Scotland  when my rev counter went haywire them died. Shortly after, the bike backfired twice and the engine cut out leaving me to coast ( carefully) over to the hard shoulder. I had to get my breakdown company to bring me and the bike home as it would not start after this. I checked the bike again when I got home, all electrics seemed to be working (not rev counter) but the engine would not start - there was a loud clicking noise when I tried to get it going. I put the battery on charge overnight as I didnt think it could do any harm and it started first try this morning! With my limited knowledge I suspect a battery problem but I'd appriciate any thoughts as to what caused the breakdown and how I can avoid it happening again. Oh, and I had the bike fully serviced before going to Scotland to prevent this sort of thing. Bugger.

 

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AdieR

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AdieR says:

"Tried testing with a multimeter

as suggested but got decent readings back".

Whats a "decent reading"?

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

battery

The bike was put right with charging the battery OFF the bike,

What`s the battery voltage at the bike and not charged up for a few hours?

What`s the voltage when cranking,when on tickover and at 5,000rpm with headlights on?

Remember to answer all questions if possible.:smile

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centuryfox

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centuryfox says:

Meter readings

Hi Adier - see reply to jaffa 90 below - save me writing this twice!

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centuryfox

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centuryfox says:

Battery readings

Hi Jaffa90 - had the battery on charge overnight as hoping to use for work today so when measured  it was showing as 12.72 ( borrowed a mates shiny new Mulitimeter). However with engine running as you described at 5,000rpm voltage was 12.29. I took a reading again with engine off and came in as 12.44. Also the regulator was warm after just a few minutes of running, which from what I've learned from this forum does point to the regulator. Also thanks for the list of meters on ebay - old one has been dumped, mates has to be returned so will be ordering on today. 

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

charging

Your battery is not charging when on the bike,

kcmc m/c tech down under first post says reg/rec,

why honda can`t make a decent one i don`t know,

you can be sure it`s that by checking the alternator output. 

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

Reg/rec temperature.

"Also the regulator was warm after just a few minutes of running, which from what I've learned from this forum does point to the regulator."

Actually temperature itself isn't a good guide because they do get very warm in normal use.

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

Sorry

James was in there first about charging.:blink:

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centuryfox

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centuryfox says:

Problem solved - I think!

Hi, sorry have not replied in a while but I think the problem is solved. I've fitted a new regulator and that seems to have done the trick - I'm now geting a much healthier readings on the multimeter  - 14.30 at 5,000rpm. I do hope this has fixed it as I'm riding to Barmouth tomorrw and dont fancy another breakdown. Thanks for all the guidance and advice from all concerned. I love riding but I have a lot to learn about the mechanics of the things. 

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