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Charging system impending failure?
Written by Gwynethh on 11/14/2010 at 11:56 am

Some people have apparently soldered the wires directly to the R/R but I used
John Handfords method of attaching via the existing plug/connectors just to
parallel the existing wires.

It can function as two things. 1. Increase the effective wire gauge (and lower
resistance) hence less loss in an important part of the charging circuit and 2.
If run directly to the battery terminals, eliminate a couple of possible poor
connections. The poor connections can be temperature related.

You can gain 3/4 to 1 volt at the battery terminals.

The word version of the procedure is in the files/tech info area as
PC800 hot wire fix.doc

This is may be the least cost/ highest benefit mod that can be done on the
PC800.

All bow down to John Handford who has, in the greater glory of the Pacific
Coast, lowered our resistance.

--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Kev" <kperham986@...> wrote:
>
> Is the "Hot Wire Mod" anything more than removing the plug and soldering the
wires together in it's place?
> Kevin
> '96 PC800 "The Red Fury"
> '99 VFR800 "Pancake Meyers"
> '01 RC51 "Southbound Pachyderm"
>
> --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Gwynethh" <gwynethh15@> wrote:
> >
> > Time for the hot wire mod?
> >
> > --- 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"
> > >
> >
>

Message Thread for message #98726

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