Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA
Year: 85LTD +1more 85LTD, 82GL100 Custom, 89GL1500, 2016 FLTRUSE
Make: Honda, Harley
Master power switch
When there is a draw somewhere that drains the battery in a couple days, would installing a master switch to disconnect power to the system prevent that from happening? It would seem so, yes? One of my 85LTD's was taken to a mechanics garage in Zebulon, NC to work out a charging issue. That was 3 years ago and it is still there. However, I bought another one a while back and have since educated myself with the assistance of Don and some of the other wonderful folks on this forum. I have the PORBOY kit, just haven't done anything with it yet.
Anyway, Dave Sherwood started on my first one and as I don't really have the room in my garage, I have allowed it to remain in his care to learn from. I say that because he has changed the stator, reg/rect, and has reportedly checked all grounds, connections, breaks, etc.
Last conversation with him is he said the system drops voltage and won't start after a couple days. However, he also said that the charging system is working per specs, builds up proper voltage and reg/rect dumps excess.
So, I just read the post that TED "scooby" posted and got me thinking about my own. 34 pages in that post. Being that it seems Dave has come to a point he is missing something but running is normal, I was just wondering if a master switch would do the trick? Thanks
John P. Rooney