Battery draining on suzuki S83 boulevard - can ride it for a couple of hours then it just cuts out
Can ride bike (now converted to trike) for 60 miles, no problem, then bike cuts out, battery flat
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Product Troubleshooting for Boulevard S83
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Sounds like you need to check the generator and charging circuit.
The bike will start and run on the battery alone until it is drained.
Once a bike has been started the battery power is taken over by the generators power this also replenishes the power lost in the battery when the bike is initially started. If the generator does not generate power the bike will continue to us the power from the battery until it is exhausted and will therefore stop.
A simple test is to turn the bike ignition on and turn the headlamp on (check the brightness of the lamp) Start the bike and re check the brightness of the head lamp, it should be a little brighter if the generator is working. Another test is carried out with the use of a voltage tester (multi meter). Set on dc volts test the batteries voltage eg 12vdc, start the bike and re test the voltage should be around 13 - 14v dc if the charging circuit is working