Hello finally joined up here, great info by your members and hope to contribute to this great resource. ok heres the problem;
the motor is a T120c its a 63 or 64 (not a preunit)
my battery is brand new and water is fine, i have rewired the whole bike and silver soldered and heat-shrinked all connections. how do i test the alternator?
i have a multimeter, the battery when charged is 12.5vdc
when running at high idle it reads 8.6vdc
i am assuming the drop is from the draw of the bike running with no charge comming in...
where do i start?
it has tympanium and boyer electronics.
these are both zip tied together underneath the gas tank, between the frames.
is this a bad place for them?
im also wondering if the tympanium is faulty. if i had some test procedures like resistance values or something i could figure this out.
the headlight doesnt go dim to warn me that the battery is going, it just cuts out and thats it, kapoot.
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Did you get these sorted? or did you join the worldwide Suzuki Cavalcade group and ask your questionsin the group email?
Join via www.suzukicavalcade.com and ask away, there maybe a group member nearby that can help.
Honda Rider Club membership provides a generic service manual for members. For a small fee, you can join and get access to the manual for your model according to info at the site. http://hrca.honda.com/
To start with, your battery was probably already low. You have to be at about 4000 rpm for the charging system to kick in and put out 14v or so. So if you just sit and idle, you will eventually run the battery down. If it is already low, you may have run it down below where there are enough amps to start it again. I know my 2002 BA started having what appears to be charging or regulating problems and the batteries won't stay charged. Try charging the battery with a good trickle charger to begin with. Then, when it is fully charged, run the bike and see if the charging system is keeping things up.
Hello fellow KZ'er, I have just the place for you to go to get all the info you will ever need for your 400. It's called KZRider.com. You will find everything from A-Z at this site. It's FREE to join, which is the best part!!! If you do join, my handle is rdgrnr. Send me a message and let me know you made it. I'd be glad to help you out with any questions you might have. By the way, the mid-life crisis is when you go out and spend 20G's on a Harley. When someone gifts you a ride, it's an insult to the giver if you just let it sit... :>) Hope this helps...Ride Safe..and HAVE FUN!!! Dave
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I would start by getting a shop manual, Get either a Honda manual or a 3rd party manual by Clymer or Haynes. The manual will have pictures/diagrams of the locations of different parts and a wiring diagram which you can use to trace all the wiring and connectors. The manual will also give instructions on how to test the regulator/rectifier/stator etc. You will also need a multimeter.