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Old 06-16-2013, 09:28 PM   #120
headshrink
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Originally Posted by sanjoh View Post
It's best to check the voltage in the same place when comparing meters. It is not uncommon to have a 1+ volt drop when checking after the regulator/rectifier.

Many bikes come from the manufacturer with undersize wiring and/or connectors. I owned an 02 Triumph Tiger 955 for 40k miles, during which I replaced the wiring between the battery, reg/rect and it netted a 1.1 v increase in charging voltage when running above 3k rpms.
Good to know, thanks. I soldered and wrapped the connections, so I probably won't get to it this week; but I'll put that on the list for next time my bike gets naked.
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