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Electricial failure

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Post by 1950Panhead » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:04 pm

A week ago I go for a ride and everything is ok.
The next time I want to ride no gen or oil light, battery is completely dead and will only charge to 4 volts.
Replace battery, connect terminals, big sparks flying, disconnect battery.
The insulator in the terminal box behind the coil failed.
You would think they would make parts to last more then sixty years and the service required light never even bothered to come on.
Jerry
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Re: Electricial failure

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Post by 51Hog » Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:55 pm

You should probably take it in for warranty work. :lol:

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Re: Electricial failure

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Post by Robert Luland » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:49 pm

Cardboard is good until it's washed for sixtey year. I agree, Warranty. Lets see if the mechanic even knows what he's looking at?

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Re: Electricial failure

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Post by 1950Panhead » Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:28 am

I didn't know Winston Churchill belonged to the AMCA.
Maybe he rode a Vincent to the Yalta conference in 1945.

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Re: Electricial failure

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Post by Robert Luland » Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:33 am

And your point?

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Re: Electricial failure

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Post by nmaineron » Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:46 am

I think I would get them on the 100,000 mile warranty angle ;) I used to work in an old mill and we had a material and I think they called it mycarta (sp) and it was used on terminal boards.You could cut it and pretty much do what ever you wanted with it and it worked well for situations like this.Good if you can't find the right part.Good luck..

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Re: Electricial failure

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Post by 1950Panhead » Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:52 am

It's a joke, I think, Winston Churchill didn't think much of socialism and you belong to the AMCA.
When you first read it, it sounds like Winston Churchill belongs to the AMCA.

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Post by Robert Luland » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:35 am

You never know? If it had been around at the time, old Winston might have been a member. It's an upstanding organization. Bob L

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Re: Electricial failure

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Post by john HD » Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:01 pm

jerry

been there done that!

nylon stepped washers help the cardboard quite a bit!

john

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