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Re: Very strange "repair" (long)
Written by unlikelyloginname on 9/24/2012 at 12:00 am

Leland,

Since you know better than to have loose or corroded connections at the battery, we can rule that out. Shorting the battery with the engine not running shouldn't affect anything other than the battery. I suppose it's possible that one of the inter-cell connectors was getting flaky and the current surge did a little rearranging. Nothing else leaps to mind.

As for jumpers, it continues to amaze me that people find them so traumatic. I have a set of jumper cables that someone was peddling at a motorcycle show long ago. They are made with Mueller Electric 46A clips on about 7 feet of 10 AWG copper speaker "zip" cable. Access to the positive battery terminal is reasonably easy going straight in from the side to the tab provided for the purpose. (It would be easier without all of the shrubbery I've added to the electrical system.)

http://www.muellerelectric.com/plyer_type.html

If I were to make a set for myself, I'd be inclined to upgrade to the 46C solid copper clips (About US$2 a piece, 4 needed.) and look for some silicone jacketed 10 AWG cable that wouldn't object to being draped over a hot exhaust. A length of 6 to 8 feet is convenient. The price would be prohibitive for sale as a product (unless offered as a loss leader by Douglas-Tech PC Systems LLC in Greater Metro Corvallis).

Seth

Message Thread for message #116760

Leland Sheppard
9/23/2012, 12:00 am
Very strange "repair" (long)
Hi Coasters,I had a really weird one happen on the PCH ride a few days back.Tuesday, while heading north on CA49, we stopped for butt and potty breaks at North San Juan. When we got ready to leave and I went to start up

    goldwingman40
    9/23/2012, 12:00 am
    Re: Very strange "repair" (long)
    Leland,Exactly how do you hook your jumpers at the bike?Fred

    unlikelyloginname
    9/24/2012, 12:00 am
    Re: Very strange "repair" (long)
    Leland,Since you know better than to have loose or corroded connections at the battery, we can rule that out. Shorting the battery with the engine not running shouldn't affect anything other than the battery. I suppose it's possibl

    douglasvanb
    9/24/2012, 12:00 am
    Re: Very strange "repair" (long)
    Did I just feel my ears burning?On my PC, the previous owner put some wire from the battery through a small hole into the trunk. The ends are capped with some wire nuts. It has sat that way for five years since he installed it and was only

    Leland Sheppard
    9/25/2012, 12:00 am
    Re: Very strange "repair" (long)
    Hi Fred,

    dave_hiett
    9/25/2012, 12:00 am
    Re: Very strange "repair" (long)
    --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, Leland Sheppard <leland@...> wrote:

    pogomann2002
    9/25/2012, 12:00 am
    Re: Very strange "repair" (long)
    Hey Leland,Once again the upside voltage thread begins! LOL for the rest of the gang, a few years ago I requested information from the group in trying to define an electrical malfunction where your voltmeter reads higher voltage at idle than at

    Leland Sheppard
    9/25/2012, 12:00 am
    Re: Very strange "repair" (long)
    Hi Seth,

    Leland Sheppard
    9/26/2012, 12:00 am
    Re: Very strange "repair" (long)
    Hi Pogo,When I originally had the upside down voltage problem, I swapped the R/R with a known good one and nothing changed.I do NOT have the direct wire mod to the R/R.I actually went out and bought a battery load te

    unlikelyloginname
    9/26/2012, 12:00 am
    Re: Very strange "repair" (long)
    --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, Leland Sheppard <leland@...> wrote:

    pogomann2002
    9/26/2012, 12:00 am
    Re: Very strange "repair" (long)
    Hey Leland,I do remember the most of those details from back then but I don't remember if the stator was tested?? Seems like I'm sure you would have done this however I would ask that you run the stator tests again since it might be more

    alfr4d
    9/26/2012, 12:00 am
    Re: Very strange "repair" (long)
    Hello Coasters. How I read it, the ground has been in contact with 12 Volt and how many Amp? Alfred

    unlikelyloginname
    9/26/2012, 12:00 am
    Re: Very strange "repair" (long)
    --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "pogomann2002" <dedge@...> wrote:

    pogomann2002
    9/26/2012, 12:00 am
    Re: Very strange "repair" (long)
    Seth, Thanks for the overview and especially the moving pictures!!!way better than a Powerpoint or another phase graph. Another mechanical failure that leads to an open with no output is the soder connection at the "Y" overhea