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post #45 of (permalink) Old 03-31-2019, 11:10 PM
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Year: 2002
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Model: GL1800 Hot Rod Yellow
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I put more faith in a simple bulb tester, than I do an ohmmeter or voltmeter.

corrosion will conduct enough for meters to "show good", when in fact, it is a bad high resistance connection that fails under heavy loads.

I like to use a voltmeter ACROSS the junctions in a circuit to see IF there is any voltage drop across that junction. if there is, it is bad.

e.g., for the starter motor.... measuring the voltage drop from the battery + terminal to the starter's 12V post will give the total voltage drop across the entire circuit, including all of the relays... that is a fast go, no go, way to test starter problems.

~ John

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