just fired my project up this weekend, a 59 connie.
i believe im having an issue with the way its regulating (or not) the alternator output.
i used a Boyer
RECT00111 25 AMP REPLACES Lucas
+/- EARTH.. to replace the old crusty rectifier.
i also installed a LU47204 6volt stator i got from hitchcocks.
there were no regulating parts on the bike, the lighting switch connections are supposed to vary alternator out put by changing the coil connections
i ran the bike with a meter on the leads ill later connect to my battery
with my lighting switch at OFF i was getting 8-12VDC at idol
At my pilot position i was getting about the same
at my head position i was getting around 6VDC
These checks are made with all my wiring connected so my lights were coming on. The voltage rises with the idol speed 20V +, im having a fuel issue so i cant run the bike for to long before it wants to rev to the moon.
i checked my wiring from the stator to my lighting switch and ohm'ed between the alternator connections and am pretty sure ive got it right.
i would expect my voltage to vary a bit with the lighting load but i thought id see a lower voltage than what i was reading.
im trying to run the setup ive got so i dont want to convert to 12V. Id rather figure out why what i have isnt working.
what am i missing here.