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shop102
05-16-2010, 10:29 PM
I have read a substantial amount of material on this subject. I think im gonna pull the trigger and do it. Has anybody done this???

SnortinNorton
05-16-2010, 10:33 PM
I have...with your mom

shop102
05-16-2010, 10:34 PM
Go fuck a ducati

SnortinNorton
05-16-2010, 10:34 PM
Just kiddin'. Good luck. I'll bring the truck

SnortinNorton
05-16-2010, 10:37 PM
I know runnin a capacitor in there somewhere will help
to store some spark when you kick it. but first things first.

jamesgs4
05-16-2010, 11:25 PM
go here, a few have detailed the process already
http://xs650temp.proboards.com/index.cgi

XStar
05-17-2010, 7:37 AM
I have...with your mom

a guy that wants a million dollars for a bike with the shifter on the wrong side would say something like that....oh, hey! sorry...welcome to chopperswingers.com...hahahahahaha

shop102
05-17-2010, 8:11 AM
I know runnin a capacitor in there somewhere will help
to store some spark when you kick it. but first things first.

your right Blake. i did some more reading and need to run a 2000uf capacitor. i found the for 8 bux new. if you dont run it, the voltage will fluctuate so much that the reg/rec wont keep up.

image1
05-17-2010, 11:31 AM
you got any machine skills?

if so, you can make a tractor mag work.

Salty2x
05-17-2010, 1:16 PM
I did it, Word of advice, Take the time to line up the bracket, or to make your life easier buy one from
mr. riggs. If the alignment is just a little bit off the rotor can do some damage.

I also use a small battery, same principle as running a cap. Supposedly it keeps the lights output a little more even, I cant attest to that since I have never run a cap.

I think its a definite improvement over the stock system, and you dont have to run that huge battery.

Good luck!

marylandrider
05-17-2010, 8:26 PM
Mr. Riggs? There is also the ARD option, but they are hard to find and usually retarded expensive.

shop102
05-17-2010, 10:35 PM
ARD is stupid expensive. i found a sight that has a bracket template....would this have helped salty?? or are you talkin about the aluminum bracket??

http://www.xs650.org.au/Alternators.htm scroll down to find template

lobstermobster
05-17-2010, 10:47 PM
pretty sure you actually need a flux capacitor

shop102
05-17-2010, 11:00 PM
The reason this whole thing started was because my batteries were getting fucked up. Could a bad reg/rec cause a battery to have 12 volts while the bike is off and then .5 volts with it on??

earz
05-18-2010, 12:12 AM
You can go to very low voltage very quick on a stock xs650 charging system. As soon as you turn the key on, the brushes for the charging system are energized with full battery voltage. It's the equivalent of having your headlights on without the bike running. It will drain a battery very quickly. I'd recommend charging the battery on a low amp (~2 amp charger) overnight. Check battery voltage before turning the key on. A fully charged battery should be around 13 volts. If you put a voltmeter on the battery and turn the key on, it will immediately drop to 10 or less volts. Start the bike and check battery voltage with it running. It should be at least 13 volts at idle and between 14-15 volts at 3000 rpm. If it's not - then you have a charging problem. It may be a simple fix or it may be something bigger. Post up with your results.

shop102
05-18-2010, 5:25 AM
all things i have checked. im running a 3 ah battery for a kick only which should be plenty. i wonder if the vibration is killing the battery, even though its an AGM

image1
05-18-2010, 7:47 AM
yeah a magneto is NOT gonna cure a charging system problem.

shop102
05-18-2010, 7:56 AM
i know that. but it will cure batteries vibrating to shit

image1
05-18-2010, 9:25 AM
right, so what do you have in mind as far as a mag?

shop102
05-18-2010, 10:12 PM
most guys are using one off a banshee

image1
05-19-2010, 8:16 AM
you can also make a tractor/industrial mag to work, just takes a little machine work, i picked up one on ebay for $10 for my triumph.

Salty2x
05-19-2010, 2:30 PM
Mr. Riggs? There is also the ARD option, but they are hard to find and usually retarded expensive.
Sorry I thought the link that jamesgs4 posted went somewhere else.

check this out,
http://xs650temp.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=Charging&thread=11096&page=1

This is the mod I did, Cost about $50, and Mr Riggs the guy that started the post now makes the adapter for the banshee rotor so you dont have to mess with welding the banshee mount in place.

Do it, its worth it

Salty2x
05-19-2010, 2:34 PM
also just found this, same guy, if you have questions email him, he is a cool dude

http://www.gofastforless.com/junk/Per-Mag-Alt-Instructions.pdf

CMA406
05-19-2010, 5:31 PM
also just found this, same guy, if you have questions email him, he is a cool dude

http://www.gofastforless.com/junk/Per-Mag-Alt-Instructions.pdf

that is awesome and should be in the greatest hits sections.

philbey
05-23-2010, 11:19 PM
Damn I've just read up a bunch on this as well and I'll most definitely be giving this a shot, rather than try make up a crappy battery box!

Punkskalar
06-04-2010, 1:15 PM
I set mine up with a Banshee Flywheel and a 3 Phase Stator. It works so much better than that stock stuff, and I only have to use a 5 wire regulator that you can buy new for $25...

earz
06-04-2010, 2:18 PM
I set mine up with a Banshee Flywheel and a 3 Phase Stator. It works so much better than that stock stuff, and I only have to use a 5 wire regulator that you can buy new for $25...

Where'd you find a NEW regulator for $25?