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Qian 150cc battery won't charge

Postby pedroj012 on Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:20 pm

Hey I have a Qian 150cc with a battery that won't charge from the engine. My dad put the bike together like 6 years ago and told me that he just forgot to buy the part that allows the engine to charge the battery. I checked and there is a regulator in the front of the bike with a wire that seems to go to the battery sooo....Obviously I don't know a whole lot about this, is there some easy piece I need to buy to connect everything?

The scooter starts fine and the lights and everything work, I'm just tired of hauling the battery out to charge it every few weeks

Thanks for any help@
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Re: Qian 150cc battery won't charge

Postby tortoise on Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:25 am

IF the scooter has a typical China 125/150cc GY6 engine . . service manual.
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Re: Qian 150cc battery won't charge

Postby honkerman on Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:35 pm

Try the Service manual Tortoise suggested. The part you are speaking of is called a Stator. It does the same thing as an alternator, but it's not as complex. Stators also tend to be less robust than alternators as I understand it.

heh, I find it rather humorous that someone would put a bike together without connecting this integral part of the electrical system. Sad really.
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Re: Qian 150cc battery won't charge

Postby pedroj012 on Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:29 pm

all the lights work and everything though. Would this happen if it already had a stator?
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Re: Qian 150cc battery won't charge

Postby honkerman on Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:56 pm

The stator is like an alternator. It charges the battery while the engine is running (and does so better as the RPM's rise). The other electrical components will still work as long as they have power going to them, whether the stator is hooked up or not, they will work off the power generated by the engine, but they will drain the battery when the scooter's engine is turned off (if you for some reason leave the key in the "on" position.

I've had more than one alternator go on my various cars, and it's the same thing. The car will start with a jump or with a fully recharged battery, but the battery will not charge and a jump or recharge will be needed after a day or two.
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Re: Qian 150cc battery won't charge

Postby pedroj012 on Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:38 pm

ok cool thanks man. Obviously I don't know much about this, so thanks for putting up with my ignorance
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Re: Qian 150cc battery won't charge

Postby honkerman on Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:36 pm

Don't sweat it...Alternators and stators are something I actually know at least a little bit about...and only because I've had a few go over the years.
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