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charging 64 pan

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Post by 64 pan » Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:03 pm

i have no power at gen at any time does this mean volt reg is bad.dummy light i got none can i just wire a park lamp socket in series frem A terninal to ign switch power



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Re: charging 64 pan

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:50 pm

64 Pan,
That is the correct way to wire an idiot light for the generator. One side of the light is wired to the ignition so it will get full battery voltage when the ign switch is on, the other side of the light is wired directly to the "A" terminal on the generator (or the "gen" terminal on the regulator). Make sure the light does not contact ANYTHING else!, it should not be grounded or connected to any other part of the circuit.

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Re: charging 64 pan

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Post by hogboy52 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:05 pm

Why not use a volt-meter? If you have voltage from A to ground and nothing from GEN to ground, the polarity is reversed. The same could be done with a test light (A-gnd, GEN-gnd).

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Re: charging 64 pan

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Post by 64 pan » Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:54 pm

i have no power to gen at all at any time

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Re: charging 64 pan

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Post by panz4ever » Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:35 pm

You say no power to the generator. Is the idiot light not coming on when you turn on the ignition? When you start the bike and run it is the battery staying charged? Have you checked the bulb to make sure it is not burned out? Have you got it wired properly? Is you testing equipment functioning properly?

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Re: charging 64 pan

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Post by 64 pan » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:03 am

no idoit at all ever no power either post on gen bulb is good power is at ign terminal where idiot light wired to bat 12.5 volts not running 12.3 running 12.3 all lights on

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Re: charging 64 pan

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Post by panz4ever » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:08 am

My suggestion...time to use a volt/ohm meter and do a continuity check. Only a couple of wires coming off the genny. If the wires are good then it is time to pull the genny. If you have a tester then you can go through the tests described in the manual to isolate the problem. If not most starter/generator/alternator shops will do a quick check to see it it is charging properly. Pretty basic system consisting of brushes, armature and field coils.

Do you know how long the genny has been on the bike? Is the bike wire according to the manual or as the result of a re-wire and basic on someone's schematic?

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Re: charging 64 pan

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Post by 64 pan » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:27 am

just got gen supose to been tested and good just rewired circut board behind coil all inselated and wired properly ordered new regulator should power come from reg to start gen?

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Re: charging 64 pan

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Post by hogboy52 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:40 am

Check the "A" terminal. That is the generator. That is where voltage is produced. The GEN terminal is past the reverse current relay, and will show nothing if the generator has reversed polarity. The BAT terminal is past the voltage limiter relay and will show what that is set at.

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Re: charging 64 pan

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Post by lovestory » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:01 am

I would check the genny yourself, you never kow...Ive learned the hard way a couple times that things that are "supposed" to work or have been tested by someone else doesnt mean much sometimes..just throwing it out there. hope you get it sorted

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Re: charging 64 pan

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Post by hogboy52 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:02 am

"You just got gen"?

Yes, yes. New install, you must polarize the generator! Touch BAT to F.
Job done.

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Re: charging 64 pan

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Post by panz4ever » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:36 am

hogboy52 wrote:"You just got gen"?

Yes, yes. New install, you must polarize the generator! Touch BAT to F.
Job done.

Nope goes to 'A' terminal

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