CE's Model 61 is identical to the original, and both should be re-polarized any time a lead has been disconnected.
That is correct. The "Do Not Polarize
" Cycle Electric generator is the 2-brush DGV-5000 Series (with built-in voltage regulator) shown here:
DGV-5006 (7.58" from the gasket surface to the end of the fins)
Nice '59, jd. The bottom of the front fender looks like someone spent some time on it. For reference later, note where the wiring conduit exits the tank and front fork panel.
I flashed it at the regulator like the manual instructs.
Yes, flash the generator field coils (through the vol. reg.) every time your remove the battery or any of the voltage reg wires - but flashed only after all
of the wires have been re-connected.
If any one ever finds a new source
for the +/- 30 ammeter
please post it!
Voltage Regulator replaces the Volt. reg. on '58-64 machines with 6V generators.
The CE -102L
replaces the volt. reg on 12-volt conversions when using the small 12-volt battery in a horseshoe oil tank.
Polarize the OEM and the CE-2578 (aka, the Model 61):
This generator is powerful, producing 20-30 amps, so it is very important to have a properly working current limiting regulator to restrict amperage draw on the generator (15 amps on the Model 61).
You might want to call Cycle Electric before you consider using an Accel volt. reg with a CE Model 61. Mixing electrical components from different manufacturers may void the generator's (1) yr. warranty.
Can you hide the CE-100 series Volt. Reg. in an old Delco/Accel volt. reg box? I never got a clear answer when researching for Vol. 2. The CE-100 has those cooling fins....maybe it would overheat in a tin box. Dunno.
Here's the Accel volt. reg.
Cycle Electric reported the (1) year warranty on a 2578 (Model 61, 6V) generator would be void, if the owner used an Accel or other brand voltage regulator that harmed the 2578 generator (i.e; burned armature).