GL1200 Voltage regulator issue?
I've got a 1985 GL1200 LTD that I picked up last summer. Seems to have a charging problem. Initially I assumed it was likely the stator. Ran the stator through the usual tests and it appears to be OK. I get ~5.5V coming out of each of the three yellow wires when the bike is running. BUT ... here's what I discovered last night. At the voltage regulator with the bike running but 3 yellows disconnected from the voltage regulator, I still get ~5.5V coming from each yellow from the stator. When I plug them into the voltage regulator, the voltage on two of the 3 remains at ~5.5V, but the third drops to <1V and the wire gets quite hot. Is this an indication of a problem with the voltage regulator and time for a new one?
Haven't tested the voltage regulator yet, partly because I don't know if I have the right meter to test it's function properly. Seems to me that there must be a short somewhere though.
Last edited by doc2bmrd; 05-02-2017 at 05:11 PM.