- Jan 11, 2021
- Allen Patterson
Here are the steps I have taken so far. I grounded out the "F" terminal on the generator and my amp gauge needle pegged all the way to the "C" side of the gauge. As I understand that means that my issue is most likely voltage regulator related. I took the cover off the regulator and cleaned the contacts but then I noticed all the corrosion inside and was not able to get it to work with all that rust and corrosion. So next step I used a stens voltage regulator and had it wired up incorrectly my first attempt but after getting it correct I was getting voltage readings all over the place at the battery. Anywhere from 1 volt up to 15.1 volts and it was constantly changing up and down. Next in fear of that I had ruined the stens regulator from starting it with it being wired incorrectly I robbed the regulator off the 105 and this time had it wired correctly from the start but still getting erratic volt readings at the battery. This time it was better and I think the absolute highest reading I had was 14.6 volts but it is still dipping down low and then coming back up and dipping down again. I would say that the higher rpms and full throttle seemed to make it read even more erratic. The needle on the ammeter does seem to bounce up and down a bit and show some fluctuation and I assume that it should be a much steadier charge than it is. I have also tried cleaning up my ground connection in the battery compartment but that didn't seem to be the answer either. My question to you guys is where should I start next or am I overthinking things and shouldn't be worried as long as it is keeping the battery charged enough? Thank you guys for any help and I will admit that I am not an expert at these things and will take any constructive criticism there is to offer.