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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:52 pm    Post subject: Alternator voltage Reply with quote

Is my alternator on my 1200 Bandit producing to much charge voltage at 14.5v idling and rising to 15v when given some revs.my battery seems to need replacing after only 16 months.I was advised that the regulator could need replacing, as its part of the Alternator i tried the cheap option of fitting a secondhand Alternator but the charge voltages stayed the same.2 duff regulators?
Please advise Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

id say a duff second hand alternator, ya pays ya money and takes your choice.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alternator output, between each pair of yellow wires , should be around 75volts. When plugged into reg/rec , check voltage at battery with engine running. Should be around 15volts. With engine stopped , battery voltage should be around 13.8volts.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrE wrote:
id say a duff second hand alternator, ya pays ya money and takes your choice.


megawatt wrote:
Alternator output, between each pair of yellow wires , should be around 75volts. When plugged into reg/rec , check voltage at battery with engine running. Should be around 15volts. With engine stopped , battery voltage should be around 13.8volts.


I'm with x2 Smile

Double check with another volt meter in case yours is inaccurate just in case, but likely to be reg/rec from the description.

Does the battery get hot or smell?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

biggus wrote:


Double check with another, in case your nose is inaccurate just in case, but likely to be rectumfrier from the description.

Does it get hot or smell?


ive used a similar method on several women in the past Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:28 pm    Post subject: Alternator voltage Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice and the humour
I will take a sniff and a feel when i get to work . I will also try another voltmeter Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Alternator voltage Reply with quote

Paul H wrote:
Thanks for the advice and the humour
I will take a sniff and a feel when i get to work . I will also try another voltmeter Laughing

rectum frier......
AND you will NOT take a Sniff... Flasher
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:19 pm    Post subject: Alternator voltage Reply with quote

Checked with another multimeter and voltage is the same the Battery is not getting hot or smelling.Its probably that i bought a cheap crap battery last time, As suzuki main dealer agree with Megawatt 15v is within the limits so ive replaced battery with a Bosch one and im going to run with as is.
new reg is 180 from suzuki and alternator is 700!!!!
Anybody want to buy a secondhand alternator Smile .
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep an eye on the reg/rec output volts mate. If they go over 15/16volts, replace r/r with a pattern one for about 60 I think. Any way you could fit a voltmeter ?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Alternator voltage Reply with quote

Paul H wrote:
new reg is 180 from suzuki and alternator is 700!!!!
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Practically Aprilia prices ! For future reference, West Country Windings will re-wire an alternator for about 150.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bloody hell! Thats gone up a bit.
it was only 100 when I got mine re-wound a couple of years back.
West Country Windings, based in Essex. Always makes me laff Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wildman wrote:
West Country Windings, based in Essex. Always makes me laff Very Happy

Do they do clotted cream too? Laughing
If its in Essex maybe it should be "Wild West"?
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