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Old 21st July 2012
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battery positive terminal on the,battery ve,represent's,voltage.+,represent's,positive terminal on,battery. -,represent's,ground.
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On your bike you can do it on the reg by touching a wire from Bat terimnal to Gen terminal
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ahhh -- but that would be only the case, if there is a consumer attached to the generator, right? And the field coils would ghave to be grounded as well .... or am I wrong?

The generator had nothing attached to it ... no light, no horn, no ignition, no regulator - nothing. Without a consumer and a regulator and open field coils the generator should not produce more than 5 or 6 volts and ther would be no current, right?

mikethebike - I am trying to understand, so please correct me if I am wrong.
Was it wired to a battery?
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Thank you. I found another broken wire. So that should fix it then I will polarize the genny. I got more problems though. My bike has stranded me due to that broken wire. It's now fixed, I got all my lights back on but now when I go to kick it it's like there is no compression. Seems ok when the bike is stone cold. I was on the way to the shop who did my top end rebuild. I have a leaky front rocker box oil line that started seeping after the first 500mi. I am about 1000 miles into my break in period. 50-55mph for the first 500 miles and 60-70mph for another 1,000 miles I have been varying the speed like the sheet says. Oh and my rear header was like half way off the spigot. I think I found my fart issues.
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I would adjust my valves per video in red stickies for the cold hot tells me yours valves are to tight.loosen oil nut all the way out wiggle tube around a little reinstall nut making sure you don't cross threat it and tighten it back up.
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Cool, thanks ezmerf! The bike is at the shop. Stupid kid taking me and my bike back on the trailer managed to snap the kickstand off! luckily it was the stand and not the mount on the frame.
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Cool, thanks ezmerf! The bike is at the shop. Stupid kid taking me and my bike back on the trailer managed to snap the kickstand off! luckily it was the stand and not the mount on the frame. I'll make sure the Indy knows to double check those pushrods. Sorry I know this is a voltage reg thread, I really appreciate the help. I'll make a new thread when something new comes up.
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You sure the kick stand broke?Most time it's the retaining pin has only worked it's way out.
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I fried my regulator when my gen shorted I guess, I am buying a Chevy 3 lead regulator today and I am not exactly sure which lead the F and A go to? Don't have it yet, but will in a couple of hours so I haven't seen the leads yet.

Also I am going to run the fuse, I do know I saw a post mentioning that, so maybe that is enough info to figure out the other 2 leads?

I ride a 66 XLCH with a mag. No battery. On my way from MI to OR already had lots of fun with coughing and popping thru the carb, all that finally took to fix was advancing the timing a little after tearing the carb apart 5 times.........lol

I know the Car Reg is not a good way to go, but it is what I can afford at this stage and I only need to make it hear from ND to OR...........yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeha, gotta have some tail lights for those Grizzly Bears to see as I blast away from them

thanks guys, great thread, learned a hell of a lot from the good DR. !
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Welcome! to the IronHead forum.

I do not know about that reg but someone should be along soon who does.
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