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  • Grand Gearhead
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Charging system
« on: October 31, 2007, 08:16:22 pm »
For the second time in about six months my bike quit charging, the
ammeter was in the red, and for the second time I tracked it down to
corroded contacts at the rectifier. Not any severe corrosion, just a
thin film. I cleaned the contacts again and everything is now fine.
However, is there a problem with the charging system that would be
cause this "corrosion" buildup every 6 months?


  • Grand Gearhead
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Re: Charging system
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2007, 09:11:27 pm »


and forget about it..  have had this N my toolbox 4 a while


  • Bulleteer
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Re: Charging system
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2007, 09:36:41 am »
the first thing I do after aquiring any new old machine - or new new such as RE, Ural, etc.  is to go over the whole bike with dielectric grease on all the connectors I can get to, and also go over all the festeners with "green" loctite.

Ain't much more embarrasing than having one of your ridding buddies coming up to you at a stop and handing you parts that fell off your bike they stopped to pick up for you.  :-[
Brian Wittling, St. Louis, MO
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  • Grand Gearhead
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Re: Charging system
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2007, 01:04:48 pm »
That would suck. So far, I have not dropped anything I did not see fall off. (I hit a rock off road, after coming off the trail into a deep wash, with the Ural, and the left hand muffler was knocked off)
aka Indiana Bulleteer.
''99 Classic Bullet. '05 Ural Tourist sidecar rig, converted to 2wd. '05 Harley Davidson Sportster.
Jefferson County, WA


  • Grease Monkey
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Re: Charging system
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2007, 05:10:45 pm »
Honda also makes a good dielectric grease.....Dew.
If it hurts, you're not dead yet!!!!!