Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Jacksonville fl
Hey, Question? Do you have a meter and could you post a photo of the front if it? There all pretty much the same, being able to read VAC, VDC and OHMS some have a few other features for capacitance and reading diodes. By your post it seems that you havent used a meter at all before. So i hope i dont get to elementry for ya. There are two leads, RED being the positive one, Black being negitive or common. My meter has 3 places to put the leads. The black will go into the common, Red will go into one marked V,ohm,mA. they should be color coded as well, The other place is for reading AMPS up to 10A. The knob on the front of the meter is for setting what you want to check, VAC, VDC, ohms (greek symbol for omega is what usually is shown). Within those settings are different scales, for example if you want to read 200 VDC them make sure you dial in a setting for that mine has a 200VDC setting yours might have something a bit higher, point it you dont set it on a lower scale. Couple final things with DC voltage the polarity matters (red lead goes to positive, black lead to negitive) if its backwards you will just get a negitive reading is all. Reading VAC polarity dont matter, OHMS it really dont matter unless your into diodes and stuff. Have you started the bike and put the meter to the battery terminals for reading VDC? should get battery voltage at idle and close to 14 VDC when you raise the RPMS, This bike dont charge the battery at idle. If you dont get a rise in voltage, Then you need to check the resistance of your stator to make sure that is good Between each of the yellow leads you should have less then 2 ohms, between each of the yello leads and ground (chassis of the bike - dont read through the paint. go to the neg term of the battery if you have to and you should have no continuity to ground at all. i rambled on and you probably have a friend that showed you all ready. Plus im sure you could find instructions for your meter online. hope i didnt bore anyone. I can be long winded in typing.