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Alternator Wires I bought my 1980 suzuki for a winter project. I totally rebuilt the bike and now im rebuilding the wiring harness, I have everything all worked out except the 3 wires that run our from the Alternator. I have 3 grey wires that I have no clue on on the order to hook up. The manual shows I should have white with blue tracer, white with green tracer and white with red tracer. Or on TSCC models they all should be yellow.. Being that mine are all grey, does anything think that I have and aftermarket alternator for a TSCC model. if thats the case can I hook these wires up in any order???

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Being of the the same color indicates that they could be connected in any order to the rectifier/regulator. Additionally, being a 3 phase AC system, the diodes inside the rectifier/regulator would process the output of the alternator and 'sum' (no order required) them up to produce the DC voltage.

Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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    Louie Role Apr 23, 2009

    One way to verify is to use a continuity tester. The ohmage should be equal no matter which gray is paired to any other of the grays.

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