Troubleshooting electrical issue help
Posted May 28, 2012 - 09:16 PM
Last times the batteries died I could still start it by kicking and it got so bad the odometer said 100-199 for speed when not even moving. My horn would sound very weak but all the signals worked ok once the bikes kick started.
Anyone ..?( very confused sorry for the long post)
Posted May 29, 2012 - 01:15 PM
Like allterra says, the regulator is done.
Try to measure the voltage (Fluke voltmeter or similar) over your battery with motor started.
The voltage should be about 14,4volt dc, When reving the engine, thats the rectifier (zener diode) doing that.
If the voltage is higher, your rectifier, or maybe called regulator on your model, is dead. Its a alublok, mounted near the stering.
Edited by hjorth, May 29, 2012 - 01:17 PM.
Posted May 30, 2012 - 07:54 AM