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Author Topic: switched to the 7" headlight ammeter in the red since then  (Read 1806 times)

AgentX

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Re: switched to the 7" headlight ammeter in the red since then
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2012, 11:00:31 AM »
Check battery, then if that's OK, alternator output?

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Re: switched to the 7" headlight ammeter in the red since then
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2012, 09:48:13 PM »
You might want to remove the carburetor float bowl and check for water or debris.

On my old carburetored bikes I found it doesn't take much to make an engine finicky. 
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Re: switched to the 7" headlight ammeter in the red since then
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2012, 10:11:16 PM »
I'll take those suggestions to the bike. I did check the battery and it mostly hovered a bit above 12V. I have a analog tester so can't drill down too precisely. Once while idling the meter went down to 8V and started dropping. I went to check something came back tested again, back at 12V. It idled for another couple minutes then just stopped as if I turned off the kill switch.

Also, now it kicks back when the choke is open, I dialed back the air mixture and it seemed to help.... a little.

Finicky isn't the word!!  ::)

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Re: switched to the 7" headlight ammeter in the red since then
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2012, 06:22:55 PM »
If your battery is dropping to 8V with a load on it, it is shot. You need a newie.
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Re: switched to the 7" headlight ammeter in the red since then
« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2012, 05:25:49 PM »
If your battery is dropping to 8V with a load on it, it is shot. You need a newie.
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Re: switched to the 7" headlight ammeter in the red since then
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2012, 07:44:53 PM »
Speaking of switching from the smaller to the larger headlight, i cant seem to solve the mystery of the two wire high and low beam connection to the headlight and then the mysterious single Amber wire.  I have a 2004 Sixty-5 and i have no clue what to do with the amber wire.   I also have a new 50/40 bulb.  Any info is appreciated.
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Re: switched to the 7" headlight ammeter in the red since then
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2012, 09:52:00 PM »
... And now the old stock 5 1/2" headlight doesnt work!  Tried w multimeter to check Current and blue and green ( high and low beams ) and amber wire have juice.   Stumped.  Battery charged up.  Other lights working.  Horn working. Dang.

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Re: switched to the 7" headlight ammeter in the red since then
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2013, 02:42:16 PM »
John:

I to have a 2004 bullet 65 and my headlight is powered by the A/C circuit. No power and no illumination unless the engine is running to produce A/C power. That circuit is regulated by a separate voltage regulator. Don't know if this is helpful but it might help clear the question.

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Re: switched to the 7" headlight ammeter in the red since then
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2013, 08:16:31 PM »
Sounds like something in the carb.   ERC
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