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Old 12-23-2014, 06:12 PM   #6
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Default Re: BSA Wont Start - No Power after backfire

So I tested the rectifier with a multi-meter. Dans Motorcycle website said:

"To test the rectifier, hook up the ohmmeter leads to one of the wires and to the ground (mounting) stud. Note the reading you get. Now reverse the leads from the ohmmeter and note the reading again. The exact reading is not all that important, but there should be a big difference between the two if the diode is working right."

I found that the readings were the same both ways. I tested the other BSA that is running and this was not the case. So I know for sure that the rectifier is bad.

I'm going to give the tympanium a try. I will post my results.
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