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Old 11-12-2012, 08:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Guys,
I winterized my bike for the first time last night. When I removed the battery I noticed the small 3-prong connector on the voltage regulator was melted. The wires were black from overheating but everything seemed intact and working well as I have had no issues to date. The previous owner changed it just before he handed it over as there was a charging issue. I don't know if this was an existing issue or something that has happened since I have had it.

What would cause this?

Should I get the regulator replaced with one that has a good connector?

The only thing that I have done that may have caused this would be to turn over the engine with the kill switch off to assist in draining oil as per manual. I have done this twice since spring. I also used this method to spread the fogging oil in the cylinders last night.


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Old 11-12-2012, 08:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That is a comon problem with Shadows. Do a search on here for 3 yellow wires and it will explain how to repair and prevent future problems.
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