electrical problems

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I have a 1978 CB550K. I am having an issue with the electrical system. The battery is not holding a charge. The battery reads 12.2v with multimeter, when revved it climbs to over 13v. when it goes to idle the lights go dim, turn signals slow. rev goes up so does the light and turn signals. when these accessories are on the voltage drops to below 12 on the meter. when i ride short distance it will not start off of the electric start, barely kick starts. someone please help me pin point this problem.....

-- tommy botts (tombotts@juno.com), September 24, 2002

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