Will, you say slight ground, just how slight is it? There are probably enough diodes in the 84 Wing to show a voltage to ground when using a low impedance digital voltmeter. You really need to measure the voltage drop in milliamps (mA).I have a slight ground on my dads goldwing. Is this model prone to any specific hot wire grounds?
Will, hook everything back up then remove the positive battery cable & measure the Milliamp (mA) draw on the system between the removed positive cable & battery's positive post. If you find it high then start removing fuses or disconnecting added accessories until it drops. If it's still high with everything disconnected unplug the regulator to see if that helps.Thanks for the advice all. If the 17000 ohms is possibly normal, then I have a puzzle in figuring out why a new battery keeps discharging over a week period.
Will, that's a good question. On an older GM automobile the voltage regulator is around 1-2 mA & the digital clock around 3-5 mA. On the later (up level) GM cars it could run as high as 25-35 mA or more due to memory seats, auto dimmimng headlights, up-level radio memory, multiple body computers, etc. Of course a GM vehicle has a much larger battery & a larger charging system.By the way, how many milliamps is not a ground?
It could be the 7.5 amp fuse in the left pocket, this bypasses the ignition switch.
Will, I have wiring diagrams for the 84, problem is, it doesn't show the fuse locations just the fuses shown in the circuit. Furnish me the wire colors & I will try to look for what that fuse controls. (probably radio or radio speed control volume).Well, It appears that the system draw is 8 mA. I found the fuse that isolates the load that is drawing all the power (could be several different loads downstream of this though).
Its the 7.5 amp fuse in the fairing left pocket (under the storage pocket). I do not have a wiring diagram so I don't know what the load is.
Is there a place online where one can be viewed? :baffled: I know from being a member of the Venturers that there is a link to the yamaha venture diagram but not the wing.
Any info would be greatly apprec'd.