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nashopolis

suzuki pocket tester

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so i snickered when I first read the words suzuki pocket tester in my DR650 manual but now I wonder....

do i need one to accurately diagnose my 93 dr650's electrical system?

is a regular VOM meter going to be an okay substitution for the pocket meter?

the manual for my dr650 1993

says over and over to check the electrical system with a suzuki pocket tester

because of the use of scr and diodes that the resistance readings from another ohmmeter will not coincide with the measured readings given as manual specs

is that true?

is a reading at say measured at 1k ohm not the same on all meters? or at 20k?

maybe I am showing my ignorance

but

do I need to find a suzuki pocket tester to correctly diagnose my electrical system?

thanks

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so i snickered when I first read the words suzuki pocket tester in my DR650 manual but now I wonder....

do i need one to accurately diagnose my 93 dr650's electrical system?

is a regular VOM meter going to be an okay substitution for the pocket meter?

the manual for my dr650 1993

says over and over to check the electrical system with a suzuki pocket tester

because of the use of scr and diodes that the resistance readings from another ohmmeter will not coincide with the measured readings given as manual specs

is that true?

is a reading at say measured at 1k ohm not the same on all meters? or at 20k?

maybe I am showing my ignorance

but

do I need to find a suzuki pocket tester to correctly diagnose my electrical system?

thanks

All you need is a VOM meter for any testing required in the service manual. No need to buy Suzuki's specific meter.

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thanks

i figured that was probably true

I am trying to ascertain whether my rectifier is working correctly or not

it is an aftermarket part so I wonder whether the specs in the manual will apply either way?

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i figured that was probably true

I am trying to ascertain whether my rectifier is working correctly or not

it is an aftermarket part so I wonder whether the specs in the manual will apply either way?

Maybe not. Check the stator. If that is OK then it's most likely the rectifier/regulator as long as all other fuse, wiring and grounding issues are eliminated. Sometimes just the connector plugs can be of issue with high resistance. Check all the easy(cheaper) stuff first.

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thanks for the tips

will do

I think I need to find a nice primer on bike electrical systems as my knowledge on the subject is ever so slight

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