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Post  alf barnett on Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:38 pm

hi all bought a franny b 1961 87 falcon just sorting the wiring out and on the translucent wire (in the middle )is a sort of heat sink wire is it surposed to get hot and i mean hot.but the translucent wire at the end don,t i,ve fitted a fuse just in case and that has not blown .wire cools when lights are on
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Post  kerabo on Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:07 pm

That wire is a resistor wire to control the charging. Unless you are fitting a solid state regualtor dont alter its length or thickness or ot will alter the charging.When on Emergency this is bypassed hence the large output on the amp meter. I cant imagine it gets very hot as its in the loom as standard.


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Post  alf barnett on Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:50 pm

the wire does get hot ken but the ends were it goes to translucent that does,nt get even warm if i put the side or head lamp on it cools straight away the wiring was bodged when i got the bike but i,ve worked through it and every thing is has it should be except the resistor wire do you think i should change the rectifier its the standard wipac one.i do have some solid state ones here
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Post  kerabo on Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:04 pm

I would use a modern solid state one I did and its fine. I would expect the wire would get warm and that is why its protected. It was some time ago now but if you stuck i will look at my details. Try Paul Goff for parts

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Post  alf barnett on Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:32 pm

kerabo wrote:I would use a modern solid state one I did and its fine. I would expect the wire would get warm and that is why its protected. It was some time ago now but if you stuck i will look at my details. Try Paul Goff for parts

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Post  Cruiser Ron on Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:41 pm

Where is this wire situated,as the wiring on my Falcon was redone by the previous owner,and seems to work OK,but I ought to check it out.

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Post  kerabo on Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:40 pm

Hi. It's taped up in the loom about 3 feet of it . From memory from the headlamp switch to the rectifier. I think there is a short one as well. If you bike works I would leave well. alone. Ken
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Post  Cruiser Ron on Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:39 pm

Thanks "K"

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Post  chrisc on Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:53 pm

Forgive me for being a bit slow here,but are we talking about replacing the old 6volt rectifier with a modern 12volt one,its going to be awhile before i'm ready to start thinking about electrics but its something i'd like to keep in mind
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Post  kerabo on Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:30 am

No its not converting to 12v all it does is replace the big square rectifier with a small solid state one. Comes with all instructions and not expensive. See Paul goffs site. Ken.
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