Hi, Just thought I would share my latest findings with my ongoing electrical saga.
Went back to my bike where I had to leave it yesterday to collect the battery as not convinced yet that it is non functioning and wanted to test it and potentially charge it.
Voltage test from picking up today is showing 12.74 so getting the impression that isn't to shabby and shouldn't have brought every thing to a stand still yesterday.
But I had some break through findings after a heads up about the regulator rectifier from Adrian and came across some severe melted exposed wire damage on the exit side wiring that would head to the battery not wiring from the stator to the regulator, looked a right mess, how I missed this awhile back is abit concerning, just good I don't look after airliners. It didn't look freshly exposed or burnt and the copper was oxidised, just was well hidden and camouflaged against the frame
So I whipped the regulator off to to bring back home and test, took some guidance from Youtube on how to do this forward and back bias test, got these readings:
Forward bias flow 561 for each connection (3 of them) is that a normal reading for a functioning enfield regulator.
Backward bias (3 of them) no reading
Not sure what's going on with all this, but may need to hard wire the regulator exit wiring if the regulator its self is still fine going by those readings as the wiring for a few inches ruined right into the male connector.
Regulator is still nicely intact.
In the pics black male connector with exposed copper went into the white positive / negative regulator connector. The copper wire was just still intact but looking a mess so have since pulled that apart and will hardwire.
Generally feeling this isn't a battery problem after all so holding off getting another just yet?
Appreciate your views.