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  1. Need help with voltage on a 650

    2001 650 Brand new "motobatt" battery fitted recently, all working fine, then one cold morning it only had enough power to turn the engine over twice, then went flat. Battery recharged from the mains. then all starts fine I suspect the Oxford heated grips are killing the battery. They are...
  2. volt meter

    Africa Twin
    On my last AT I had a volt meter that I bought from ebay that was basically a bulb in a rubber shroud that changed colour depending on the voltage. it was the perfect size to fill the space in the dash box that houses the lights for oil, neutral, highbeam, and indicaters. I have spent the...
  3. 15v voltage too high???

    Africa Twin
    I have a lithium battery. mosfet reg/reg wired directly to battery. battery voltage 13.2 voltage on idle and on load 14.8-15 v with all accessories and lightd on 14.4v is too high or ok?
  4. testing an ignition coil, xl185s?

    I am currently restoring a 1980 xl185 and have managed to get a voltage at the input to the coil. I have connected my multimeter to the spade connector from the CDI and the needle bounces about to a maximum of 5v when the bike is kicked over. I guess this is what I should be seeing? I have no...
  5. Batery not charging

    A few weeks ago my VA4 died on me on the motorway,battery was flat as a pancake. The varadero forum reckoned it might be the reg/rec,have just put a brand new one on with fully charged battery and when started there's no change to the voltage at the battery up through the rev range.Would this...
  6. Battery dead after being stood for a while

    94 Translap Had her stood for a couple of months while I slowly worked my way through a service - valves etc Battery was putting out 4v yesterday . . .. Haven't been able to charge the battery yet but did get enough in it to get her up to 10 or so volts - at this voltage you could hear the...
  7. Help! Anyone around Reading with a spare reg/rec?

    Africa Twin
    Hello! Thought I'd post here on the off chance that someone might be around Reading who would have a spare reg/rec they could sell me. I'm here for the weekend to do some trail riding and as I got here I discovered my battery was low. Turns out I'm only getting 11.5v from the reg rec but...
  8. For Sale: OEM Honda RD07 Rec/Rec (Voltage Regulator/Rectifier)

    For Sale / Wanted
    Fully functioning RD07 Reg/Rec. Good condition. Yellow wires are cut near the plug, but I can add on any crimp connectors that you wish (and provide mating halves) if required. £25 incl P&P.
  9. Transalp 600 clocks compatibility

    Hi there, I don't know if someone have encountered this kind of situation. I have an '89 TA with this type of clocks: Had a small crash and I changed the clocks with the ones from an '88 model, this one here: The thing is that the tachometer isn't working. Is it because it's damaged? - that...
  10. voltage indicator

    with the supposed fragility of honda reg/rec i thought i'd try one of these from ebay. under 4 quid delivered. i wish i had bought 2. it should warn me if the battery should play up or the reg/rec over charge or under charge.
  11. charging voltage question

    Africa Twin
    following on from my cdi dying along with the reg rec and battery i've replaced all the components and the reg rec is an R6 one. new earth from battery to frame and the wiring of the reg rec done according to a few on here. tickover on my multimeter im getting 15.2v it doesnt go up ur down when...
  12. Does this indicate Voltage regulator breakdown

    Africa Twin
    Hi Guys, Had a starting issue with my Xrv 750 the other day would not start on the starter button but would bump start. When the starter button was pressed all I got was a click , got bike home ,and have looked at the wiring the cables (yellow) from the alternator have partially melted . The...
  13. Halogen spot/running lights

    Africa Twin
    I have bought a pair of spot/running lights for my RD07a and they have H3 55w halogen bulbs fitted.Will the bikes electrics be able to cope with 2 extra 55w bulbs? It's running all standard electrics.It's not the end of the world if not because I can get LED H3 bulbs,i was going to use a voltage...
  14. Dommie Battery Voltage

    Dominator / FMX
    Dead Dommie, no lights nothing. Batt 12.8 volts disconnected. 2 volts connected with ignition on. Drops to 1 volt if i press horn etc. is the battery duff or could something else be causing this. Cheers.
  15. Tripmeter resets when bike is off for more than an hour.

    Africa Twin
    Hello guys, I'm running into a problem with my 1993 Africa twin , and was wondering if anyone has find a solution for it. I have used the search but did not find a concrete answer. whenever I turn off the Africa twin for a while when i turn it back on, the tripmeter has reset itself, happens...
  16. varadero voltage check

    Mechanical Advice
    hi i have a 1999 xl 1000 can you help at the battery i have 13.4 volts with no ignition or lights when i start her i have 14.4 volts and the same with the side lights on and when i start her and turn on the head lights on low beam i only have 12.4 is this ok or what should i check
  17. Xr 250 starting

    I have a 96 electric start (import) xr 250 that has no spark. I've been advised it may be the generator that's gone but before I buy a new one I'd like to be able to confirm this. I think I've identified the stator leads (green/ green and white/ yellow and black) and don't get any voltage or...
  18. Wanted: Generator unit

    For Sale / Wanted
    Does anyone have a generator unit from a 1990 RD04. I've just cooked one rectifier unit,and the wires are getting so hot you can't touch them. They almost melted. The voltage is at the batt is 13.4.
  19. regulator que

    Africa Twin
    Hi my 'AT' had fault while on trip my brother managed to play with it to get me home but i have now established its a regulator fault so i was thinking of buying a Honda VTX 1800 rectifier to replace my faulty one (£29 new) but how do i wire it up, My bike is a 1995 RD07 The VTX reg has 3 x...
  20. RR only charges 11.5-12.5V -- sourcing new RR and/or stator

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys! The last few weeks the RR charge voltage seem to be dipping slowly. It is now down to 11.5-12.5V depending on RPM. I haven't measured voltage from the stator yet, but I expect to replace either the stator or RR or both (and also get a new battery). I suspect the RR took some damage...