Slimvulcanrider, they were all OL...
teddy, I did the DC tests on both the battery leads like I show in the photo... should I do them again between positive battery and engine ground?
I agree Spockster... the manual says the alternator output is between 50-70vac, so I didn't feel like it was out of that range, and they were all pretty close to each other... plus, a rectifier should be able to normalize to 14-15v dc (according to manual, that's the charging system output range) with that amount of input... but I didn't see anything over 13.5v dc at the battery terminals even at 4000 rpms... with the headlight off!
Oh, and when I say headlight off, I pulled the headlight fuse from the junction box...
Current Ride: 1995 Vulcan 88 (1500A9)
Purchased Dec. 2014
approx. 6,800 miles
Previous Bike: 2000 VN750 "Glory"
With homemade stator
Details on stator build here
"Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul"
"You live more in 5 minutes on a bike like this going flat out than some people live in their lifetime." - Burt Munro
Last edited by GloryRider; 12-08-2013 at 01:41 PM.
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