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So this May have already been talked about but I can’t spend 20 minutes trying to find the right thread.

I was just on my CCT riding around and no more than 3 minutes of running it, it shut off...no power, no start, nothing. I checked a couple things turned the key on and off and finally it started to turn over. Once it was on I shut it off again and reset the AIC.

Got to where I was going, about a 20 mile trip, and everything was fine.

When I left, I was on the freeway and my check engine light came on, the bike died as I was downshifting and it displayed two codes:

520193 7 - AIC out of range
168 3 - low voltage

Not sure how this plays into the bike dying but from what I have seen I think I may have narrowed it down.

1) The battery needs to be changed out.
2) Need to test/replace the AIC
3) Need to test/replace the rectifier.
4) Need to test/replace the stator.

Am I wrong or am I moving in the right direction?

I’m not a mechanic or even a shade tree mechanic. Just trying to work the problem and use some common sense. Just need to make sure I’m on the right track.

Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
 

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First thing to do is check the battery connections. Put a wrench on them. Vics are notorious for acting weird with loose battery connections, even when they seem tight.
 

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My money would be on the voltage regulator.

I was on the way to Sturgis a couple years ago and my bike started having similar issues to yours. My dealer said the voltage regulator was shorted out, they also replaced my battery.

Lights were dimming, check engine light came on. Stalled once or twice and was running a bit rough.

Hope u figure it out. I’m no mechanic but sounds like u are on the right track.
 

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I would replace the battery first , Its seven years old now so you would need one in the near future .
 

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Battery connections first.
The 40 amp circuit breaker second.
It's most likely one of those two.
Just replace the CB. They're like 5 bucks. I'm replacing my 2016's this week, just because.
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Thanks for the information gentlemen. I will definitely have to take a look at that 40 amp circuit breaker. I’ll follow up once i know for sure what the problem is.
 

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Don't buy that $8 circuit breaker and because the bike is running good, put it in the saddlebag in case the bike quits and you'd replace it on the side of the road. It's a b!tch to replace so do it in your garage where it's dry, comfortable and a hot coffee to sip throughout the replacement time. It isn't something you can do on a shoulder of a highway in the rain.
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I was reminded of this post by Noe.

Idle Problem

Have your battery tested.
 

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I had a voltage regulator go bad. I suggest charging up the battery. Then use a volt meter to get a static voltage reading on the battery which should be about 12.0 to 12.5 volts. Start the bike then get a running voltage which should be about 2 volts higher. The problem I had was with the regulator which was intermittent. If the regulator is not charging the battery, the battery voltage will not have the 2 volt increase. Eventually, the electricity will drain down and the battery voltage with be about 2-3 volts less than the static reading.
 

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I’m still on my original 40a breaker. Since 2011.
First clean battery terminals and tighten with a wrench.
If that doesn’t do it then have the battery tested.
 
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