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    Rotor Testing

    It was Probably warmer when testing first time. But not a lot different. Jim, in you opinion are Rick's rotors good quality, Also is a 6.4 Ohms reading any reason for concern??
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    Rotor Testing

    Installed new rotor about a week ago from Rick's. Bike still running and charging good. Checked my new rotor again, Ohms between the two rings is 6.4. seems to me that it was less than that when I first installed it. Maybe 5.7 or so. Is this a sign that it's on it's way out?? What could cause...
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    New Rotor

    Checked my new rotor again, Ohms between the two rings is 6.4. seems to me that it was less than that when I first installed it. Maybe 5.7 or so. Is this a sign that it's on it's way out?? What could cause the rotor to change ohms reading? Still charges fine but I'm worried it's going to...
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    New Rotor

    had my battery check by professional said it was OK.
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    New Rotor

    Thanks Thuban for reply. Does anyone know if Ricks rotors are poor quality?
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    New Rotor

    just installed new Rotor from Ricks. 2nd one. first one failed after 20 miles. Installed an LED volt meter on handlebar so now at 3000 RPM it charges 14.3-14.4 volts. Is this a bit high? will it over charge my battery?
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    Carb Sync

    1984 XS650 model SK. Just saw a video on building a DIY Mononmeter. What is best way to adjust the screw in the middle. Is it required to remove the tank? Any special tool needed. It's tucked away pretty good, Thanks
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    Rear Axel Nut TORQUE

    Thanks a lot 5 twins
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    Rear Axel Nut TORQUE

    Found some info on that and it says 108.5 ft. lbs. Seems excessive to me. Is that dry or lubed threads. My bike is a 1984 SK with the 16 in. rear wheel.
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    Charging issues

    I have ordered a small digital readout Volt meter. I have one on My Harley and it saved my butt once when the Voltage regulator crapped out. Normal is about 13.7 volts at highway speeds. One day only showed as 11.5 volts so something was not right.
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    Charging issues

    Thanks for reply 5twins. I did that last time with a new rotor from Ricks. Only lasted about 20miles. I strapped a volt meter to handlebars to monitor as I rode. Worked good for a while then rotor failed. Every other components (Stator, Rectifier) tests good. Oh well try again.
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    Speedo error

    My speedometer works but is inaccurate. When checking against wife's car it reads about 52 MPH when she is going 60 MPH. That's pretty bad. Or if you prefer KMPH It read 85 KMH when she is travelling 100 KMPH My buddy's speedometer is also out nearly the same Is this a common issue on these...
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    Charging issues

    Thanks for the reply JIM I read the section on READ THIS and my stator and Rectifier both check out good. Before I put on the new rewound rotor should I do anything, like pull headlight fuse or unplug Yellow wire?? Or anything else you can think of. thanks
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    Charging issues

    My rotor was defective so replace with one from Rick's. Has about 7 ohms between the two copper rings and charged real well. About 14 volts going to battery. Worked good for about 25 miles then rotor crapped out again. So now trying to get the original one rewound by a local guy. I'm...
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    Charging troubles AGAIN

    Got a new rotor from E-bay. Installed and was charging good. drove bike about 25 miles and the darn thing is not charging again. Check ohms between the two copper rings and not getting the 5 to 6 ohms I was getting before I installed it. Is it possible these aftermarket ones are not that...
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