The Voltage Regulator is an important component of the electrical charging system, and keeps your motorcycle battery from being overcharged and damaged. This section has information on common regulator types and troubleshooting information. There are a few common types of Voltage Regulators used on most motorcycles. The most common is a single or three phase regulator for permanent magnet charging systems. This type is used on the majority of modern street motorcycles.
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Episode 9: Custom Wiring Harnesses
And….we’re back! Hey guys, sorry for the long break. We were all super busy and/or out of town for the holidays at the end of December, and had a delay in recording Motorbike Mondays. We’re now back up and running and on schedule. Episode 9 is all about building custom wiring harnesses. We’ve discussed wiring harnesses in the past, mainly related to deciding whether or not to modify/repair and use your old original harness, or build a custom one. We had alot of feedback from that show, asking for more details about building a custom harness in depth. This show trys to cover that situation in depth.
Episode 7: Wiring Harnesses
Episode 7 is all about wiring harnesses. We discuss inspecting the wiring harness on your new to you (old) bike, and how to decide whether to repair or modify your existing harness or build a new one from scratch. There are pro’s & con’s to both ways. A brand new harness custom made to your bike and the components you will be using can save a lot of space and look much better than the original. However, reusing and modifying the original can be much simpler since you don’t have to start over.
Episode 3: So you bought a bike, what now?
Hey, welcome to episode 3 of Motorbike Mondays! Hopefully you’ve listed to our first couple shows, and you have a good idea who we are, and what we like to talk about. After last week covering buying a used bike, what to look for conditions-wise, and specific makes & models, we’re ready to help you figure out how to get started with it. If you’re new to motorcycles, and you’re not sure just where to start with a new (to you) bike, this podcast will help get you going. If you follow the pretty simple steps we’ve outlined and discussed, you should be able to get your bike running. Keep in mind, the point here is to get an old engine running in order to make sure there is no major damage or issues with it, so you can move forward with your project, this podcast doesn’t cover any major engine repairs. We are also starting this podcast under the assumption the engine is not running. Anyways, here’s an outline of the show: