electrical question

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electrical question

Post by 78wing » Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:55 am

I have a ammeter on my 78 that shows a discharge when the engine is running at all rpm's and returns to zero with it turned off.
Anyone have any ideas what to start checking to why this happens?

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Re: electrical question

Post by virgilmobile » Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:25 am

You'll need a volt/ohm meter eventually but first look at the 3 yellow wires nex to the battery.They tend to corrode/overheat.
There's plenty of reading about "gl1000 not charging" in the search section.

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Re: electrical question

Post by Placerville » Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:12 pm

Placerville- 1976 Yellow

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