83 xl250r electric problems

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Phlox123, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Phlox123

    Phlox123 n00b

    Dec 3, 2012
    Hi all im new here, dont even know if this is the right place to post my question but here goes

    I have recently aquired an old xl250r 1983 model in not a bad shape, i got the engine running again but now im tryin to sort out the electrics, lights and so on, now my questions is this, what should i be looking for when ghe bulbs keep blowing on the bike, cause the lights work when the bike idles but when i crack the throttle just a littel bit it blows the bulb, i only have the headlight bulb connected at the moment, i also dont have a battery connected, dont know if its needs the battery, maybe to act as abuffer or something to keep the voltages at 12v?

    I suspect maybe the regulator/rectifier that maybe bad? Any easy way of checking?