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Re: Wiring

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Post by awander » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:14 am

Buddhahoodvatoloco wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:48 am
--taillight wire (hot only when ignition switch is in lighting position, and disconnected when it is not) Not exactly correct, but then who's a expert.
Hmmm-how do you think it should work?



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Re: Wiring

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Post by Lowbikemike » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:35 pm

I could understand the circuit feeding back to ground through the other bulb terminal but in the OPs first post he indicated both wires were removed from the brake switch, which based upon his simple diagram would result in the stop light wire being open, and the path to ground being broken.

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Re: Wiring

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Post by Buddhahoodvatoloco » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:15 pm

I stand corrected, jumped the gun, taillamp is as you postured. I do apologize for my eagerness and oversight, wiring up a 40 now, shoot, shoot.
awander wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:14 am
Buddhahoodvatoloco wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:48 am
--taillight wire (hot only when ignition switch is in lighting position, and disconnected when it is not) Not exactly correct, but then who's a expert.
Hmmm-how do you think it should work?

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Re: Wiring

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Post by 1fastdude » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:35 pm

Can anyone help with wiring a GENERATOR light? I have a 2 brush generator and a 3 contact regulator and I'm not sure what wire goes from where to where. My wiring is not of the original style. Just help me which side of the light goes from one connection to the other please. I have looked through many, many wiring diagrams without much help!

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Re: Wiring

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Post by awander » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:08 pm

1 side of the generator light goes to the Battery, and the other side goes to the Generator output.

You can wire it between BAT and GEN terminals on the generator.

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Re: Wiring

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Post by RooDog » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:50 pm

Two Brush Generators, six or twelve volt are marked "A"rmature and "F"ield. And are wired with a brown wire between the A terminals on the regulator and genny, and a green wire between the F terminals between the reg & gen, OK? The "B"att terminal on the regulator goes directly to the Battery or the Batt side of the ignition switch, NOT the coil/ignition side. The indicator light, has one wire going to the Ignition side of the switch and the other goes directly to the "A"rmature terminal on the genny, I use a brown wire. The light comes on with the switch and goes off when the generator is putting out voltage equal to the batterie's.
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Re: Wiring

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Post by awander » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:26 pm

Roodog is correct; I posted without as much thought as I should have used...:)

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Re: Wiring

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Post by 1fastdude » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:27 pm

Thank you all

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Re: Wiring

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Post by Andygears » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:45 am

A mistake I made, a shortcut, was to wire the batt term from the regulator to the ign + post on the dash baseplate! Problem was: when the bike was running, turning off the key would not shut off the motor, it stayed running! The permanent magnet generator created enough current, once energized, to continue to feed the coil.

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Re: Wiring

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Post by RooDog » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:08 pm

Andygears wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:45 am
A mistake I made, a shortcut, was to wire the batt term from the regulator to the ign + post on the dash baseplate! Problem was: when the bike was running, turning off the key would not shut off the motor, it stayed running! The permanent magnet generator created enough current, once energized, to continue to feed the coil.

Live &I learn
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I made that same mistake once too. I also wired my horn to the F terminal on the genny figuring that that was a path to ground and the horn would then only work with the engine running. This was all true, and when I pushed the horn button, the horn sounded, and as I revved the engine the horn still blew, but so did the the lights, as now the unregulated output from the genny, like 24 volts, overpowered everything. Another lesson learned....LOL
BTW: I do not believe the Harley generators are of the permanent magnet type, if they were all sorts of trash would stick to the case, and that don't happen.....
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