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Electrical issues

Electrical issues
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Malx
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Electrical issues

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Post by Malx » Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:13 pm

Hello all, Just finishing up wiring my 56 pan in a 58 frame. Thought I was finished.. Bike started right away.. # 1 Can't get the Gen light to go out as normally it would.

I have the 5 pole switch. When turning to 1st position I have ignition. 2nd position and I have lights but when I start the bike and switch to the 2nd position it shuts the motor down. Didn't look to see if the lights remained on..

And lastly I read about polarizing regulators but mine has the older relay cut-off. Do I need to or not..

As always any info that can make my life a little less confusing would greatly be appreciated

Thanks again Malx



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Re: Electrical issues

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Post by john HD » Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:21 pm

malx

with a volt meter does the coil still have voltage when you switch to position 2?

you probably need to polarize it.

john

Malx
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:34 am
Bikes: 56 fl panhead
58 rolling chassis(being built)
98 FLSTC Evo
88" custom fl/fx hybrid
08 FLSTC
14 FLHX
Location: Maine

Re: Electrical issues

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Post by Malx » Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:52 pm

Thanks for the heads up. Actualy I went and checked all the wiring to see if I had one or more wrongly placed. In the long run it turned out to be the switch. In the 2nd position once you tweeked jiggled it a bit the bike kept running and the gen light went out like it should. Put it on the road for the 1st time this afternoon. Made it to the loop and back so I'd say it was a success. A few minor adjustments and I'll be good to go. It's in the low 30's now so the test drive was a short one!

Again appreciate the time and effort

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