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I’ll get straight to it. Riding my TLR yesterday, she was feeling a little weak. Then she cut out altogether but then suddenly carried on like there was no problem. Then it felt like only one cylinder was firing, then back to normal. Then the clocks stopped working, but if I turned the lights off they cracked back up again!! I got the bike home, turned off ignition, then she wouldn’t turn over, just seemed to buzz at the starter. I love this old cow, but the issues are seeming to build!!! The battery is fairly new (AGM) and seemed fine. The bike has cut off on me before, a few months back, but just a split second with no issues till yesterday. Any ideas folks?
 

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It's possible that a few of the electrical connections are beginning to corrode and become resistive. That's not uncommon in your wonderful British climate.

A few preliminary things you can look at....
The most common problem areas are the gang connectors for the left and right switch pods (yellow, and black, respectively), and the large white gang connector between the front and rear looms.

It also sounds like your battery is not charging properly. Therefore, closely inspect the connector on the wires coming from the stator to the regulator. Also verify the path from the regulator to the battery. Also connect a meter across your battery. The R/R should put out ~14 volts at the battery at 5000 RPM.

Also remove the loom connector from the starter relay and closely examine the wires and terminals. Look for evidence of overheating as in burnt wires or melted housing.
 

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Thanks mate. I thought it was more likely a loose or bad connection somewhere due to the on off nature of the fault initially, but then when the power was so low so as to stop the clocks, I thought it might have been a lack of charge to the battery ie stator/rectifier prob. But my knowledge is nigh on useless! As to the weather, ha ha, you are spot on. So friggin humid and wet dank shite awful. I’ll look at those things mate, I’ll keep ya posted, thanks very much for the feedback.
 

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Look at the photo in this thread, Charging issue, thank you. I was having a charging issue as well. I had to wiggle the wire a bit, not much, to find that it was completely burned from the physical plug. That's the connector from the stator to the regulator.
 

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I’ll check that out mate, thanks. I take it that’s under the seat?!
 
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