Compufire Output


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mikelens
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Compufire Output

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My '95 SE came to me equipped with the Compufire alternator. Soo, age is unknown. First ride this season; I notice that at startup my volt gauge will read 14.5-14.6. After riding for 15 or 20 mins. the gauge reading drops to 13.6-13.5. I never noticed this drop before. Is the Compufire dying of old age?' Diminished output as it heats up? Suggestions? Ideas?



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Re: Compufire Output

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Battery will accept a high charge right after a high drain from starting. Alternator is happily supplying. When the voltage settles down the battery is recharged again, and the alternator is just maintaining the battery.
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Re: Compufire Output

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mikelens wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:17 pm
My '95 SE came to me equipped with the Compufire alternator. Soo, age is unknown. First ride this season; I notice that at startup my volt gauge will read 14.5-14.6. After riding for 15 or 20 mins. the gauge reading drops to 13.6-13.5. I never noticed this drop before. Is the Compufire dying of old age?' Diminished output as it heats up? Suggestions? Ideas?
Normal, besides battery having been re charged soon, Comp-u-Fire has a built in temperature compensating regulator that cuts back some as it warms up … for that very reason.
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