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royal enfield meteor minor #153248
01/09/08 6:38 pm
01/09/08 6:38 pm
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Hi people, went for a ride on my 59 mm deluxe airflow and it broke down in the dark- It Blow a fuse, i put another in it started up went down the road and then blew another one !

RAC called and they fixed it !!!! the main wire to the battery had shorted out on the toolbox area in a couple of places.

I had to ride 20 miles home after the incident and the bike rode like a dream !!

BUT after a week the battery has gone down, the mm has electronic igntion/convert 12 volts.

Would a short ruin the battery or should i be looking for another problem??

Any help appreciated !

Ta

Andy

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Re: royal enfield meteor minor #153249
01/10/08 12:30 am
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If it shorted to ground with a fused line there should be no damage at all. If it shorted to ground in an unfused line then it can do some damage to a battery but usually burns the weakest link first which would be the wire in most cases. I have no idea what kind of a charging system you have since it was converted to 12 volts. If it has a modern alternator with solid state voltage control unit it should be a decent set up for keeping the battery up to spec. If it is an older system with a rectifier and a zener diode then they are only marginally better than the old 6 volt set up.

I would check for any more worn wiring that could cause a short and repair any that are questionable. Also make sure all your terminal and splice connectors are clean for good contact. If your confident that the wiring is in good order, try charging the battery back to spec then keep an eye on it for a while and see what happens.

My old 6 volt 1948 HD 45 solo can only run about an hour after dark (with lights on) then it starts to lose power and the lights get dimmer. The old 3-brush generator just won't keep up very well. I can ride all day long when the lights are off.

Kerby



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