I thought I did it correctly, as shown in the pictures below, but here are my results.
So, after removing the factory soldered ground wire, I soldered a new wire to that copper wire from the coil.
I heat-shrunk this connection, and routed it with the OEM wires so it would not touch the flywheel.
My issue is now, while the bike is running, I am only showing 2.3v AC between my original yellow wire, and my newly added floated ground wire.
What is even more interesting is I show 2.3v AC on my voltmeter when I only connect one probe to the yellow wire and the other is connected to nothing.
Touching the other probe to my new floated ground wire does nothing to my voltage reading.
Now I have trouble-shooted this with trail-tech's guide linked here, starting at step 1.
According to this guide, I have a bad stator. Which is odd because my original lights worked fine on AC originally, and the bike still starts fine.
It seems I should be getting about 10 volts at idle and it should increase as I rev.
I am getting 2.3 constantly and it does not move.
Here is what I did:
This is the unmodified coil right after pulling the flywheel.
This is after I unsoldered the original ground, and added my new wire. with heatshrink.
Then finally, the wire is routed out, using jb weld to help hold the wire in place so it does not touch the flywheel.
Does anyone see something that I am missing, or where I could have gone wrong?
I have the trail tech regulator/rectifier http://www.trailtech...7004-RR150.html and am hesitant to wire it up in the current state.
I appreciate any help you may have. Thanks.
Edited by rmxmitch, April 07, 2013 - 07:25 PM.