1983 Goldwing 83 voltage meter fluxumating to 16 volts


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1983 Goldwing 83 voltage meter fluxumating to 16 volts

Postby fischerj » Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:15 pm



Lately, my voltage meter has been fluxuating between 14 and 16 volts where it usually is betwen 12 and 14 volts. Dash lights are brighter than normal. Does this sound like the rectifier regulator is going out?

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Re: 1983 Goldwing 83 voltage meter fluxumating to 16 volts

Postby dingdong » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:08 am

That is a possibility but you could have some corroded or loose connections that wont let the regulator dump the excess volts to ground.
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Re: 1983 Goldwing 83 voltage meter fluxumating to 16 volts

Postby PAPete » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:09 pm

Have the three yellow wires from the regulator/rectifier been cut and soldered to the three yellow wires on the other side of the plug -- in other words bypassing the plug? This is a known weak spot in 1100 and especially 1200 Wings. I replaced the regulator on my 1200 for the very same problem, and the problem went away.
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Re: 1983 Goldwing 83 voltage meter fluxumating to 16 volts

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:04 pm

dingdong wrote:That is a possibility but you could have some corroded or loose connections that wont let the regulator dump the excess volts to ground.


This is what I would be looking at first. Check all the grounds - if the regulator ground is compromised, it will think the voltage coming from the stator is much less than it actually is, and will try to compensate by opening up - which then sends far more voltage into your system (and cooking your battery).




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