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12V “Look A Like” Relay/Regulator

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12V “Look A Like” Relay/Regulator

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Post by LukeM » Mon May 14, 2018 3:44 pm

Hello guys, new to the forum but have been poking around for awhile. I’ve build a 57FLH Panhead chopper and I’m having isssues with the Look A Like Relay I bought from V-Twin. Part number VT 32-1341. Ive polarized the generator and checked the wiring a few times. Also disconnected the wires for the generator and grounded the field momentarily why the bike was running in the voltage jumped up so I’m pretty sure my generator which was rebuilt is good. It’s a 65A gen. When the bikes running I’m only getting 8 V off my Armature. Any ideas on what could be going on? Thanks guys!
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Re: 12V “Look A Like” Relay/Regulator

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Post by Bosheff » Mon May 14, 2018 5:49 pm

If you are in fact runnin a -65A generator, the relay you are usin is the wrong one for your application. The relay you have pictured is for a 6 volt generator. There are a number of good aftermarket regulators available, but as far as I am concerned, anything Ted sells ya is gonna be junk....bosheff

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Post by Bosheff » Mon May 14, 2018 5:56 pm

I stand corrected. I just realized the look alike relay is in fact a regulator. I still wouldn't do business with Ted. Somebody else markets a quality unit. I believe Cycle Electric markets a quality reg/relay unit. Good luck....bosheff

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Re: 12V “Look A Like” Relay/Regulator

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Post by Buddhahoodvatoloco » Mon May 14, 2018 7:23 pm

That's one of those Solid State Relay's for 6 volt's.
I just bought one, hope it pans out.
To address the displeasure the gent voiced with Taiwan Tedd,
I have a tub full of his stuff :roll: , end of story.

But I apologize, that is a fine job your doing hombre...... :wink: :D

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Post by LukeM » Mon May 14, 2018 7:58 pm

they make them for 12 volt also. Maybe I was sent a 6 volt by mistake?

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Re: 12V “Look A Like” Relay/Regulator

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Post by 6hds » Mon May 14, 2018 11:30 pm

LukeM, You ordered a 12v regulator. Double check that they sent you a 12v. If its a 6v unless it has over voltage protection, it could be toast. If its a 12v and if your generator is good and if your wiring is correct the regulator could be defective. The talk on the street is the look a like regulators from V-Twin don't have a good reputation. The regulators made by Samwell do. you can get one from Retrocycle (I have one) for about $140. Regardless, do what you can to get your money back from the V-Twin dealer that sold it to you and go with the Samwell. I'm sure you've heard about the ease of returning "electrical" components. Good luck, Just my 2 cents. Gary

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Post by LukeM » Tue May 15, 2018 12:40 am

Thanks that’s what I’m looking at now. Has anyone used the ones from Flatland?

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Re: 12V “Look A Like” Relay/Regulator

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Re: 12V “Look A Like” Relay/Regulator

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Post by lpd1snipe » Tue May 15, 2018 11:08 am

I tried this unit last year. Looks correct. Doesn't last. Went through two of them. They didn't hold up. Went to an end unit I got from a buddy. It's a "Franks" NIB old stock. My generator is charging flawlessly now. A friend is using the 6v unit on his 3 brush and its working fine. Go figure.

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Re: 12V “Look A Like” Relay/Regulator

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Post by RooDog » Tue May 15, 2018 1:10 pm

This a little off topic, but.....
I'm running a Cycle Electric end cap reg on a CE 65-A genny. I have also successfully used Electric Frank's with no issues on an OEM H-D 65-A. At a local swap meet a vendor had two EFs for sale. Is there any way to bench test one? I know the Franks units "last for ever", but does anything really? RooDog

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