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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-23-2008, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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Question Regulator/Rectifier

Hello, Last WED when I left a shopping center the bike stalled in 1st gear. Started her up again and noticed white smoke coming from under the bike. Turned bike off and checked - did not see anything so started her again and noticed the smoke appeared to be from the regulator area. Was able to ride home (short distance) and luckily I had just recently received Bulldgog's relocation kit (great quality) and was planning to buy a new regulator this payday and install that on the side of the bike and just leave the old one under the battery case as a back up. Seems I waited a week to long now. So anyways I got a replacement regulator and installed on the side of the bike but now when I try to start the bike I get a clicking sound from the starter relay area (I think). I don't have any electrical testers - maybe I should think about buying one now. Anybody have this sort of problem after their regulator burned out? Took the battery (sealed) to shop and checked out ok. Any suggestions appreciated and sorry for the long msg.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-23-2008, 02:28 PM
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The battery is fully charged?

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I would check for the voltage at the starter and the voltage at the battery while tryign to crank. They should be pretty close (.1 or less difference) If there is more of a difference then .1 or so, you ahve a voltage drop on the wiring/connections.

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Did the smoke smell like something electrical?

I would start with checking your ground connection, the wires coming from your stator and anywhere else you can think of where a wire could've shorted out or burned through. My guess is that the smoke was something electrical and that's keeping you from getting juice from your battery to the starter, assuming that your battery is fully charged.

Multimeters are fairly cheap at walmart and there's a fault finding diagram somewehere. I'll see if I can find the link and post it for you.

Found it: http://www.electrosport.com/technica...ng-diagram.pdf

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