rectifiers are for alternator systems (later model shit). You need a regulator the new electronic ones look like a rectifier but is a completely different animal.Your bike probably came with a Delco or Bosch regulator that mounted on the end of the generator it looked different because it was mechanical. Do not polarize a electronic regulator you'll fry it. If the guy is rebuilding it definitely go 12 volt just about any Walmart or gas station has 12 volt bulbs. You need a 6 volt and unless your at a tractor repair shop I don't think you will find one locally. Generators always were trouble because of the moving parts in them. Often though they are just older than shit and need work.I've taken many of them apart and often they are just fried. Lets guess yours is like 56 years old. Try to repair it with good parts. Cycle electric costs more but is a good product and will last. Chinese shit is easy to pay for but you will be buying another one by next year. Never give up your HD generator even if it's defective it is rebuildable.
Ridin and wrenchin on Milwaukee vibrators since 1971
Posted on Jul 30, 2012, 11:06 PM from IP address 22.214.171.124