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Metal Devil
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Voltage regulator problem

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Post by Metal Devil » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:20 pm

My voltage regulator keeps going out. I have had the Generator looked at and it tests fine according to the generator shop. I can ride for a month fine and then suddenly I am stranded with a dead battery and a toasted regulator. Just burned up fourth regulator in 12 months. When I replace the regulator and test everything it all shows to be working fine. One regulator lasted a week and another a month. Wiring is not my strong point but I am willing to be schooled! Any help would be great. Thanks

Metal Devil



jdpan
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Re: Voltage regulator problem

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Post by jdpan » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:27 pm

First of all, what kind of regulators are you using and what on?

oldbob
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Re: Voltage regulator problem

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Post by oldbob » Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:54 pm

Metal Devil

I would recommend looking over the entire electrical system for a intermittent short circuit. A short can destroy the regulator in no time at all. A fuse or two in the system can keep it from happening aging if that is the problem.

Bob

Metal Devil
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Re: Voltage regulator problem

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Post by Metal Devil » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:06 am

Stock regulator for a 62 Pan. I have tried one from Harley, one from Drag Specialties, and two from Napa. All appear to be purchased from the same suppliers. I will go over the wiring again this weekend and check all the fuses again. Will post what I find. Thanks.

Metal Devil

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