The key to keeping a healthy charge system


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The key to keeping a healthy charge system

Postby Right Winger » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:57 pm



The best way to keep a healty charging system is first cut out those darn connectors at the R/R and at the stator behind the left side cover. Hard wire those buggers soder & heat shrink not twisted and taped . And keep up with your oil maintenance and change out the lead acid battery with a good quility AGM such as a SVR or a Oddesey .

Check and clean the grounds . I used the E.C. harness because the (wires) grounds and hots going to the R/R are heavier than the ones in stock wiring harness and it feeds more primary currant to the coils which delivers more spark to the plugs. And if you don't have one install a good reliable volt/amp meter keep an eye on it and take notice of any sudden changes in voltage. (high/low)

Could be signs of an R/R going bad which could cause a domino affect leading to stator failure. Maybe someone else has something to add that I missed.



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Re: The key to keeping a healthy charge system

Postby Five » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:57 pm

Probably not hooking up enough doodads and lights to land an A230 Airbus would help too... :lol:
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Re: The key to keeping a healthy charge system

Postby Right Winger » Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:10 pm

Absolutely :D I forgot to mention that :lol: And that's almost the way I was going to put it :lol: With reference to landing a 747 at Andrews AFB :lol: Forgot to put that in :lol: . These guys that want microwave ovens and large screen tv coffee makers and enough lights to light up the White House tree at Christmas. Well I guess they will have to go the butcher kit route and run a car alternator.

Or have a long extension cord . :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: The key to keeping a healthy charge system

Postby maestro319 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:24 am

Probably a "silly" question, but for a "newbie" ...what does R/R stand for?

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Re: The key to keeping a healthy charge system

Postby Five » Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:38 am

maestro319 wrote:Probably a "silly" question, but for a "newbie" ...what does R/R stand for?

Regulator/Rectifier. All Honda's are suspect at best.


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