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'83 kawasaki 550 kills battery

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Hello! I have a 1983 Kawasaki 550 stand up, had it for several years. It runs great, but it will kill a new battery in a day & I mean ruin it. It will crank strong with the new battery & you can ride it out of gas if you don't let it die. It may restart once, but after that it will not turn over & the battery will not take a charge. It has done this to 4 new batteries over the last 3 years, I can use a jump box & fire it up again & it will run as long as you don't let it die again. Stator, starter, regulator? What to do? Thanks.
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it is your charging coil or voltage reg
do you have a meter?
I do at work, I can bring it home tomorrow.
I brought a multi-meter home but I stopped at a couple of parts stores & they were out of the battery, it'll have to have another one. I'm gonna call a couple more here in a few minutes. Thank you for your input.
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