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Offline chaterlea25

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Re: any Electrical Gurus out there?
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2016, 08:15:08 PM »
Hi,
Tom,
I would have the rectifier regulators checked by an auto electrical workshop, they have bench setups that will check its performance
Check for an earth fault on the bikes alternator,  I remember finding this fault and being told it was common at the time ( c1990-95 ??)
An earth fault would play havoc with the bike, including blown bulbs etc. does the headlamp flicker at low revs??
If my reasoning is correct a diode could be put in series with one leg of the alternator output
reducing the output by half
I have never tried this on a bike but have done it on a welder !!!

John



Offline Tom Walker

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Re: any Electrical Gurus out there?
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2016, 12:01:59 PM »
Thanks, that has given me something to chew on!
I will do some tests and check the earthing of the alternator and the magic box.