Thunderbird tr65 check charging ?

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Thunderbird tr65 check charging ?

Postby tigerrod » Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:45 pm

Has anyone got info on how to check the charging rate on a meridan built 198 tr65 thunderbird as mine charges ok when running without lights but put lights on and it starts to discharge any help appreciated .
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Re: Thunderbird tr65 check charging ?

Postby Tman » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:55 am

DVM across the battery and run the engine?
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Re: Thunderbird tr65 check charging ?

Postby Paul in NZ » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:02 pm

Best thing is to track down the workshop manual and check what it recommends - they are usually pretty good.

What tools have you got? Do you have a digital meter?
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Re: Thunderbird tr65 check charging ?

Postby tigerrod » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:32 am

All sorted removed the original reg rec and fitted modern 4 wire unit from LP Williams in Lancashire part number : reg 001 replaces zener and original gave out a steady 13.9 v and increased as required no problems now and is very neat fitting , easy to wire in two yellows to stator wires and black to battery earth and red to battery positive .

http://www.triumph-spares.co.uk/cat_details.php?p_head=Charging%20system
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