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Charging system impending failure?
Written by attitudehats on 11/13/2010 at 02:52 pm

I'd be concerned too. I hate electrical gremlins. How old is the battery? I'd
hope it was that or the r/r. The r/r's get overheated so badly, it's no surprise
to me they fail as often as they do. I've gone thru 4 I think, in the last 5
years of intense stop and go city commuting everyday. Do you have the hotwire
mod on the bike? I have the datel red led meter as well, and I trust it way more
than the other components onboard. If I were you, I'd order one of those
inexpensive Chinese-made R/R's(anyways) with the cooling fins and the metal
backplate pronto, cause it takes around 10-12 days to get wherever it needs to
be. Or if you happen to have an extra one hanging around, swap it out and see
what happens to the readouts.

hth

Mark

--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Kev" <kperham986@...> wrote:
>
> Long story short:
> I installed a Datel LED Volt Meter about a year/year and a half ago, and until
recently it showed very steady and predictable readings. This week I'm seeing
changes of 1-1.25 volts at steady speeds. Cruising on the highway at 70, I'm
seeing it read 11.9 to 12.4 to 13.1.
> Nothing catastrophic yet, but it has me concerned.
> R/R? Stator? Connections?
> Your thoughts?
> Kevin
> '96 PC800 "The Red Fury"
> '99 VFR800 "Pancake Meyers"
> '01 RC51 "Southbound Pachyderm"
>

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kjp986
11/13/2010, 12:45 pm
Charging system impending failure?
Long story short: I installed a Datel LED Volt Meter about a year/year and a half ago, and until recently it showed very steady and predictable readings. This week I'm seeing changes of 1-1.25 volts at steady speeds. Cruising on the highway a

    attitudehats
    11/13/2010, 02:52 pm
    Charging system impending failure?
    I'd be concerned too. I hate electrical gremlins. How old is the battery? I'd hope it was that or the r/r. The r/r's get overheated so badly, it's no surprise to me they fail as often as they do. I've gone thru 4 I think, in the last 5 years

      kjp986
      11/13/2010, 03:15 pm
      Charging system impending failure?
      I'll have time on Sunday to get into it a bit more. If the plugs are the same, I have my '99 VFR apart and I can swap out the R/R to see how that works. I read a lot of R/R stuff on the VFR Discussion forum, but usually they spike a lot more

    Gwynethh
    11/13/2010, 06:43 pm
    Charging system impending failure?
    Time for the hot wire mod? --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Kev" <kperham986@...> wrote: > > Lo