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Thanks for the detailed update...

Props to you for being persistent & reaching your goal - It's a great feeling when you fix your own bike.

Learning the principles of operation of the various devices will give you a foundation for future maintenance or repairs. Investment in learning almost always pays off in the present & the future.

Good on you...
Thanks very much IXL2. You had a lot to do with reaching my goal.
I appreciate your comments and your thoughtful replies and suggestions.
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glad to hear about your success with this p.i.t.a.thanks to all that contributed.i've been through generator issues switching from a oem 6 volt to a 12 v aftermarket and replacing that with 12 v cycle electric to mechanical voltage regulators with 12 v bosch and finally replacing that with solid state electronic.no problems for years now.
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glad to hear about your success with this p.i.t.a.thanks to all that contributed.i've been through generator issues switching from a oem 6 volt to a 12 v aftermarket and replacing that with 12 v cycle electric to mechanical voltage regulators with 12 v bosch and finally replacing that with solid state electronic.no problems for years now.
Thanks Brucstoudt!
Believe me when I say there were weak moments where I came very close to pulling the trigger on a brand new DGV-5000 and throwing this old stuff in a box. And I may still do so, one of these days, now that I have all the original stuff working... at least for now anyway.
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