It can be a wire that is cut or chaffed through and shorting to the frame or, again, by a faulty switch. Start the motorcycle by whatever means necessary -- even push-starting if necessary. B Less common, but occurs on older generators: the brushes, a component within the boundary area between the magnet and the coiled wire wear out. Here the meter is set to measure resistance in the range of zero to 200 Ohms. This one is used to splice two wires together, end to end, or sometimes to connector two wires with another single wire.
There are also silver solders available for stronger joints and lower resistances, but they have a higher melting point and are more expensive. You buy the stuff it's cheap , and then disconnect each electrical connector on the bike one-at-a-time, liberally smearing the dielectric grease into the connectors, then reassembling that connector before moving on to the next. When this happens, the wires underneath become exposed, and if permitted to contact any bare metal such as the engine, or the frame , they will permit electricity to make a full loop back to the battery, draining it. Before you begin soldering, you will need some basic tools and supplies. Soldering There are four basic concepts to understand about soldering that many people do not realize. Has the problem with other items flashing disappeared? In this section, I will try to cover the basic techniques for both soldering and using crimp connectors. See above link for more details.
Упаковка должна быть такой же, как упаковка этого товара в розничных магазинах, за исключением тех случаев, когда товар является изделием ручной работы или был упакован производителем в упаковку не для розничной продажи, например в коробку без маркировки или в пластиковый пакет. In practice, the meter leads themselves have some finite resistance and this probably accounts for most of the non-zero meter reading. However, strictly speaking, solder joints are not necessarily the best choice for wiring, especially on a motorcycle. That means if you run a motorcycle battery empty three times, it will only hold about 42% of the charge it was designed to hold originally, which is often not enough to start a motorcycle. It is important to learn how to recognize what type of failure you have in your electrical system. Unfortunately, there are no marine battery equivalents for most modern motorcycle batteries please email me if you know of a source. Don't get lost in the dark again.
Additionally, if it encounters rust or corrosion in it's path, it will start to seek out an alternative path if available. Page Last Updated on: 12 Nov 2006. In How to Troubleshoot, Repair, and Modify Motorcycle Electrical Systems , motorcycle expert Tracy Martin provides crystal-clear, fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions for every electrical repair imaginable on a bike--from the nuts-and-bolts basics to fuel-injection systems, onboard computers, repair and installation of factory and aftermarket accessories, and everything else in between. If battery measures over 12. There are three strategic points. In fact, this is mainly caused by using cheap crimp tools. The knowledge contained in Motorcycle Electrical Systems: Troubleshooting and Repair is your best tool for understanding your electrical system and diagnosing problems with your motorcycle.
At the very least, you should charge it up once a month. Therefore you should make your connection strong on it's own before soldering it. Repeat the same procedure -- disconnect one item at a time until the reading drops to zero. Take anything you read or hear anywhere, but especially on the World Wide Web with a very large dose of salt. The battery is the heart and soul of your bike's electrical system, much as oil is the blood of your bike's engine.
Current measurements will not be made in this writeup, so don't worry about its usage. Regardless, I strongly recommend first viewing the section as failures here have a very high rate of occurrence. Also, pick a small pair up for use in your motorcycle tool kit. Here are a couple of simple examples. Note, that you can only add so many wires before the strand becomes too thick and unwieldy to splice. Motorcycle Electrical Systems Troubleshooting and Repair is loaded with information, color photos, diagrams and sketches that definitely helped me. Using rust neutralizer such as Loctite on connectors or wires will impede the flow of electricity and cause inumerable problems.
If connectors are corroded, sand with emery cloth to remove corrosion and coat with vasoline or dielectric grease. Most common on bikes lacking maintenance for longer periods of time, motorcycles left standing through winters or vacations without a trickle charger, and bikes over 3 years old. With the meter leads touched together, a short circuit or zero Ohms exists between the meter leads. If this worsens, the corrosion will succumb the circuit. If you get any battery acid in contact with your skin or clothing, remove the clothing and flush the skin for 10 minutes with tap water, until no sensation of burning is present.
Most modern solders have a resin core built in, so you do not have to apply it separately. It will prevent water and water vapor from reaching the connectors, thus preventing them from corroding only works if corrosion is not already present -- if it is present, you need to remove the corrosion, or more often, replace the wire or connector first. It's a balancing act for the designers to make a package that looks good, falls within a certain weight, produces a certain horse power and has all the bells and whistles that consumers want these days. Or have the maintainer hook directly up to the bike. Instead, we use solderless connectors. The biggest complaint about solderless connectors seems to be the fact that they are prone to build ups of road grime and crap that cause the joint to corrode over time. You are solely responsible for your own actions and safety is highly encouraged! Most motorcycles don't have enough output from their alternators at idle to power all their systems and charge the battery too, so you are actually draining the battery slowly when idling.
It is also the main splice used in the emergency roadside repair section, because using this splice along with electrical tape is a very good temporary repair. You crimp the metal piece then heat the plastic sleeve around it to create an air-tight and low profile connection that is rated to last many, many years in the worst environments. A healthy, charged battery will not have any measurable voltage drop in a twelve hours, and may have a voltage rise. If battery case's sides are transluscent, disconnect the battery from the motorcycle negative terminal first and remove and set on a flat surface. This means the measured resistance is in excess of 200 Ohms. Electrical Theory 101 Electricity always follows the path of least resistance.
If after charging, with the battery disconnected from both the charger and the motorcycle, the battery voltage is not at least 12. For a multitude of reasons, my strong preference is the negative battery terminal. When the switch is in the 'Normal' position, none of the wires are connected and when the switch is in the 'Right' position, the Gray and Blue wires are connected. Most people reading this will know these as those crimp-on connectors with the color-coded plastic shells. Thus, motorcycle manufacturers, to protect the batteries, have designed battery storage locations that are as far away from the exhaust and engine heat as possible.