Lighting Coil Problem
Posted July 13, 2010 - 10:08 AM
Posted July 13, 2010 - 02:12 PM
Posted July 13, 2010 - 05:09 PM
Did you also check for continuity to ground? (Should be open/infinite)
That's my bet, too...
Posted July 13, 2010 - 07:34 PM
Posted July 13, 2010 - 08:58 PM
Posted July 14, 2010 - 07:50 AM
Posted July 14, 2010 - 09:53 AM
In answer to your question about the regulator, it depends on the wiring of your bike. If you run a regulator/rectifier, outputting DC, most of the time, the black is grounded to the frame and then a wiring harness ground is attached at the same point, feeding all the draw. On some AC only bikes, the frame is not 'grounded (really, there is no ground in an AC system) and there are just wires. So it all depends who wired it, how savy they are.
If you do have voltage at the stator, to properly do an output test of the regulator/rectifier, you need the full load on it or a battery (if DC). If you put a meter on the disconnected output of the Reg/Rect, you will not get valid numbers.