I suppose after 6 years of my Capo never letting me down on the road it was gonna happen sooner or later?!!
Won't go into 2 much waffle however my Capo wouldn't start after my 50 mile commute accross Salisbury Plain the other evening,
managed to get a jump start home.
Now after a days fault finding and reading loads of past threads, I have discovered that my Rectifier has stopped supplying the DC
needed to keep the battery at 12.6 to 14.00v that it needs. My bike is only reading 12.10v to 12.60v with the lights Off!!!
I have previously checked the suspect brown & White connectors and mine were all soldered. What I did notice today was that the Yellow
wires either side of the Brown connector by the Rectifier were very hot. After continuity / resistance readings using the multimeter
it looks as if the diodes in the rectifier have given up the ghost as the rectifier is not pumping out any DC volts.
Tonight I have just purchased a 2nd hand Goldwing GL1200 Rectifier of e-bay for £35 inc P&P (Even comes with a 1 week warranty,
which is not usual on used electrical goods!!!).
I have made myself familiar with how to connect the extra black sensor wire as per Stu_O's previous thread.
So guys, just got to sit back and wait for the Honda part to arrive!!! Can always clean my bike i guess?!
Here is a photo of my bike in Hospital!! also on the 2nd photo I have taken a shot showing the Brown connector underneath the tank,
another Italian Bodge!! The yellow wires on the Alternator side are almost half the size of the Rectifiers!! But as the connector is not showing
any signs of burning/melting I plan to leave this connector in situ, my fingers are too big to get in there to re-terminate them!!
Will Keep you posted on when I get the Capo back on the road, until then I will be on the good old ZZ-Rburnout