bsa c15 6volt charging

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bsa c15 6volt charging

Postby rob Jones » Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:10 pm

Hi i have a 1960 c15 still om the 6 volt system,ive replaced the loom new coil & rectifier,does anyone know what sort of volts should be coming out of the alternator when the bike is running,im getting around 6.5 on tickover rising to about 7 when upping the revs the ammeter creeps up slightly but not much,before i did the work i was getting a constant discharge so ive done something right,im only a novice with electronics and this is my first old brit bike,im just not sure about the readings i should be getting,any help most appreciated
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Re: bsa c15 6volt charging

Postby Tman » Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:20 pm

Sounds OK-ish to me. A most basic test is do the lights flare when you rev the engine, and judging by your readings, they would. A C15 is never going to soften the tarmac with it's lights anyway.
Shame you didn't take the opportunity to convert to 12V though..
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