IT IS NOT THE SWITCH........ Do you maybe have a high wattage headlight bulb in it?
you're totally right, it is not the switch. I remember I changed bulb a while back, maybe a few years ago now, I don't remember what the wattage was. I wonder why it would cause problems now? or what else could it be?IT IS NOT THE SWITCH........ Do you maybe have a high wattage headlight bulb in it?
No, the small bulb not working is not the problem. The alternator should be able to keep the voltage up but probably not at idle. Pull the headlight fuse and see what happens with the voltage.i see. I have the poorboy set up, so that shouldnt be an issue. unless there is something wrong with the setup itself. Now that you mention the headlight, one of the two small helper lights located on the side of the headlight is no longer working. Would this be it? i'm not sure if the bulb is dead or there is a damaged wire somewhere.
If your volt meter is correct it means your alternator is not healthy.I did as you said and pulled the headlight fuse and the voltage jumped from 10.8 to 11.1. I left the bike running for another 5 minutes or so and the voltage never dropped, neither did it go up anymore. what does this mean?
I don't know for sure, I'm not there to look at it but it doesn't seem to be charging for whatever reason. Take it off and to an alternator repair shop to have it tested. If it tests good then perhaps there is something wrong with the wiring.my voltmeter works for sure. hmmmm, are there any other possibilities or do you think it is for sure that? if it is for sure that, would it help if I clean it? im thinking a whole bunch of grime got in there.
I have reading thru parts of this thread, and no where did I see where you tell us what year, and model bike this is??interesting. my charge never went above 11.8 or so. and when it was dropping it went from the 11's down the the 6's in about 3 minutes.
Could this still be the same thing? If so, am I ok now?