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generator lamp


Post by panhead55 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:45 pm

hello. i have a 54 panhead, 12v system. for some reason my generator lamp is always on at night and daytime riding too. i have a lot of miles on the bike and it fires on the first kick. seems to have no problems while running, no backfires etc. the generator was rebuilt last year. does anyone have any suggestions? thanks, billy

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Re: generator lamp


Post by Robert Luland » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:21 pm

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Re: generator lamp


Post by FlatHeadSix » Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:35 am

The diode fix that Perry posted in Robert's link will only work if you have an after-market solid-state regulator installed on the bike. Its a good fix for those systems.

What we need to know is what other components you have on your bike. Are you running the harley regulator or something different?

Does your idiot light stay on at the same brightness level or does it get brighter or dimmer with changes in engine RPM? If it stays on at the same brightness all the time your problem may be a simple short, in either the wire which connects the "A" terminal of the generator to the light, or in the light socket itself.

let us know what you find out


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