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This winter the battery kept going dead. So we put it on charge, fully charged it. It ran fine for a few days and then I noticed the lights would flicker between dim and normal. Then it started draining the battery while it was running and when shut off overnight would drain the battery. We looked for a parasitic draw and couldnt find one. So we replaced the voltage regulator 8 months ago. It ran better but still would not charge while it was idling, only when the engine was revved. Then 2 weeks ago it started the same crap again with draining the battery while running. Could the voltage regulator have gone bad so quickly or does someone have any advise. Thank a bunch.
 

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You need to test your battery, a shorted battery will destroy a new voltage regulator in no time. I see no mention of you testing the battery or replacing the battery.
 

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BTW - the system does not charge at idle - engine speed has to be around 2400 RPM just to begin to charge - below 2400 RPM it's running almost 100% off the battery.
 

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You need to test your battery, a shorted battery will destroy a new voltage regulator in no time. I see no mention of you testing the battery or replacing the battery.
I put a brand new battery in it when we changed the regulator. And it ran well for several months.
 

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I can personally vouch for the RicksMotorSportElectrics, been using 2 of them for over 2 years no issues. Did you verify what issue was?
 
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