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6 volt cut out replacement

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Post by Scrap » Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:21 pm

I'm considering converting my model 52 generator from three brush to two brush. I contacted "splitdorfreg" regarding the regulator they offer that looks like the three brush cut-out unit. He indicated that he was only representing it as to be used with a model 32E conversion. It seems that it should work with a model 52 as well. Does anyone have any experience? As a side note, I will not be using this bike as my daily ride and probably not too much at night, is the conversion really worth the effort? It seemed to work ok when I didn't know any better and I rode it night and day for years. I am, however, adding turn signals, ( a torn rotator cuff makes hand signals difficult) will the conversion give me more oomph to trigger the flasher? I have tested the flasher with a weak battery and it barley flashed. When hooked up to a battery charger it works fine. Has anyone added turn signals to a 6volt three brush?
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Re: 6 volt cut out replacement

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Post by Limey_Dave » Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:27 am

There's a couple of options in this thread

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I don't understand the comparison between a "weak" battery,that puts out less than 6 volts,and a charger,that puts out prob nearer 8 volts.
A better test would be to connect them to the battery with the engine running.

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Re: 6 volt cut out replacement

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Post by Scrap » Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:45 am

Limey_Dave wrote:There's a couple of options in this thread

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I don't understand the comparison between a "weak" battery,that puts out less than 6 volts,and a charger,that puts out prob nearer 8 volts.
A better test would be to connect them to the battery with the engine running.
First you need an engine thats running, which hopefully will be the case at some point. What I asked was if anyone has experience with a 6 volt flasher operating with a running three brush model 52.

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Re: 6 volt cut out replacement

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Post by Limey_Dave » Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:02 am

Oh sorry,I read it as you were looking for a relay to work with a 52 generator converted to two brush.As a sidenote you asked about the indicators.

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Re: 6 volt cut out replacement

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Post by Scrap » Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:18 pm

I appreciate all replies, thanks, I did get help regarding the regulator, but I would still like to know if anyone has installed turn signals with 6 volt model 52. (or a 32E)

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Re: 6 volt cut out replacement

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Post by john HD » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:43 pm

i'm pretty sure flatheadsix (mike) has a set on his panhead.

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Re: 6 volt cut out replacement

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Post by john HD » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:59 pm

here is the site.

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i tried a couple years ago to build a similar unit with some success. when i get my new place sorted out i may try again.

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Re: 6 volt cut out replacement

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Post by awander » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:03 am

Hi John, yeah, i've been to teh site, but there is precious little info on pricing. The only thing I can find is on the order form:

_____ Splitdorf Voltage Regulator $135.00 _______________
_____ Autolite GAS Voltage Regulator $225.00 _______________
_____ Autolite TC Voltage Regulator $275.00 _______________
_____ 6V - 12 Amp Hour Battery $35.00

Not sure if one of those is the H-D cutout replacement or not.

Also, the H-D page says, "Currently under development, regulators to fit all standard output 3 brush generators using external cutouts. Includes Model 32E and C generators"

I guess maybe he is making them, but you wouldn't know it to view the site....

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Re: 6 volt cut out replacement

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Post by Scrap » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:23 am

The regulator he sells for the model 32E is a replacement for the cutout when converting to two brush. He said it would work on a model 52 conversion if he knew the output, which you said was the same as the 32e. Based on that, the $135.00 regulator is a correct replacement for the three brush cutout. It is a regulator, not a cut out, for use with a two brush set up. If i decide to convert, i will buy one and post my results. Hope it boosts the function of my electrical system.

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Re: 6 volt cut out replacement

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Post by awander » Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:10 am

If it works right(which i have b=no reason to doubt) it should keep the charging voltage much more constant than the 3-brush with cutout. And it should give a nice steady output even at high RPM, unlike the 3-brush/cutout.

Mine is still working fine with the stock 3-brush/cutout, so $135 is money I don't have to spend right now....

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Re: 6 volt cut out replacement

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Post by Scrap » Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:50 am

I received a reply from flatheadsix. He is running signal lights with a 6 volt 3 brush 32e and is happy. I'm going to see how it functions as is with the three brush model 52 before I spend any extra time and money.

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Re: 6 volt cut out replacement

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Post by Motorcyclemike » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:57 pm

I have also in the past.....run the "32E" and the cut out relay and added a turn signal switch - 4 turn signal lights and a 6 volt signal flasher to my 56 Pan Head as.....NO one can see a hand Out at night as i would signal left right SLOW Or Stop!....... and it's Sooooooooo much more safer on a night ride !

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