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Help:( I thought I had solved all my problems with the bike but I seem to go from One fault straight to another. The bike starts OK (new battery) and runs OK but as I was riding along after about 10 miles the lights began to dim, (but the engine kept running OK) and eventually the bike died and came to a stop. This has happened a few times now. When I try and restart I get the ignition light on but I only get a ticking sound when I press the starter. Leave it for a while, sometimes half an hour, and I can then start it with no problem and it will run for a while and then die again. I have checked for loose connections but can't find anything wrong. The alternator charges OK. I need the bike to get to work but its getting cold now which doesn't help when I have to push it and I need to sort this problem. Can anyone help please?
 

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Thanks for the reply. With the engine running in the garage, I get 14.35 volts with no lights on but if I put the lights on to main beam it drops to 12.85 volts. I would have thought the alternator was giving the right output although the belt did squeal the other week for a while but suddenly stopped doing so. The tension seems OK but I may tighten it a bit in case it has been slipping under load. I'll let you know how I get on.
 
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