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Re: Battery Charging?

Postby Eugene » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:10 am

Clean up all of the electrical connections; battery cable ends, battery terminals, wire terminals, etc.. Corrosion = voltage drop.
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Re: Battery Charging?

Postby twotone » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:10 am

Thanks to all for your input. I will try a known good amp guage first, and go from there. I did order a VR just in case. I don't mind having an extra.


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Re: Battery Charging?

Postby bythepond88 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:46 am

Even if the current voltage regulator turns out to be bad, I still recommend that you check the gaps on the regulator and cutout coils inside. If they are out of adjustment, you will still have your spare.
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Re: Battery Charging?

Postby twotone » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:06 am

I took the amp guage apart and it was pretty fried. It could have something to do with someone leaving the ingnition on for 6 months. (not me). The needle couldn't move because of that brown piece on the needle cracked and swollen.

It still wasn't charging though, so I'll replace the VR and the guage.


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Re: Battery Charging?

Postby twotone » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:19 pm

Problem solved! New VR and guage and it charges like it should. I did have to add an external ground to the VR, but I did that on the last one too. It's time to go for a little ride.


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