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« on: June 17, 2012, 03:52:54 pm »

Cross-posted....for coverage.

IF ANYONE IS IN MEMPHIS TONIGHT (SUNDAY) I MAY NEED YOUR HELP.

I hope this isn't what I think it is, but my voltmeter was showing low voltage this afternoon.  At first, I figured the battery was at max charge and the R/R was clamping down on the voltage to avoid an overcharge, but I'm lucky to see it go above 13.0.

I replaced the R/R this winter.  I tested my stator coil (not that it couldn't have just begun to fail).  Everything ran fine until this afternoon.  While last time this happened, it was a loose wire to the voltmeter that produced the wonky readings, I long since did the wiring to supposedly fix that.

I have no multimeter readily available to confirm if the voltmeter is reading true....it's wired via Fuzeblock to the battery directly.

I'm in Tunica, MS at the Fitz Casino/Hotel.  My cell number is 423-217-2617.  I'm paying for Wi-Fi (grr), but the cell phone will be more reliable to reach me at any time.

I don't want to head home tomorrow.  My plan is to go to the rally and if need be just camp out in town for 2 days and go straight home...salvage what I can from this trip.

Still, I'd like to have someone with me JUST IN CASE.

My planned route was to leave Memphis via I-55 to US-63 to US-412 to Eureka Springs.  I'll gladly change those plans, but I'm looking for anyone leaving the Memphis area tomorrow morning.  Call my cell and we can set up a time/place for a meet.

If it looks like the stator is dying, I may be looking for anyone going home via I-40/I-81 into Virginia (or as far as possible).  This way if I break down, I won't be completely stranded.

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Hotel maintenance guy let me use his multimeter.  Voltmeter reads true.

11.7v and not budging when I rev the motor up to and over 5K.

HID lamps make it hard to tell if the system is charging or not.


Noteworthy Point:  Even at  11.7v, HID headlight came on w/no problem, cranked and started w/no problem or the HID blinking (often result of voltage drop the capacitor hasn't yet built up enough reserve to compensate for)>
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2012, 10:11:46 pm »

The good news is that I've been contacted and will be hooking up with a couple other ST.N members so I'm not on my own tomorrow.  I gotta catch up to where they stopped, but if I can do that, it'll go smoother afterward....I hope.

I'll pick up a battery charger at Wal-Mart tomorrow....if I have to limp to ES on that, I can.  Once there, I'll have 2 days to figure out what is wrong or arrange a way to get the bike (and myself) home on Thursday.
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