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Series Ds did have a charge light so it must be considered as a suitable period upgrade.
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Thanks for the documents.A charge light was never standard. Get rid of it. That is what the ammeter is for!
Not to confuse but ALL the original wires were Black! So a specific colour means nothing except if you find 2 ends the same colour they may be the same length of wire - but check AND LABEL all.
Not that hard provided you do just ONE at a time and make notes.
I have two earth cables running from battery positive. One to the rear of the UFM and the other to the LH tank securing bracket near the UFM point.On my own bike I use the original earthing point at the rear of the UFM and take one wire from battery negative, another from the headlamp earth and another from the alternator regulator, all to that one point. So the electrons have a choice of wires or frame parts to travel through.
I think danno is refering to the fact that you can buy the the Alton's in UK from BTH (look on the BTH website) and so he is going to ask BTH about the Alton's polarity options. Having never used an Alton myself I don't know if you can get positive and negative earth versions.I dont think BTH gives a hoot about your electrics its a separate system
How’s the starting with the BTH magneto?I had a RITA with a JG on a Miller converted to 12 volt. That did not work very well. The RITA sucked up more electrons that the JG and Miller could make. So over to an Alton. Which was good during the day but after an hour or so night ride the turn signals wouldn't flash. So now an Alton and a BTH.
Danno,BT-H vs Grosset.
Did read here that the Grosset ignition is true fit & forget. Don’t think it comes with coils though.
Apart from the ignition, I don’t have much to power on the Rap. Lights, indicators and Grosset starter. I always use the kick, mainly due to the starter sounding like it’s struggling a bit.
Thanks. I’ve read that the coils may burn out if ignition is left on.Danno,
Francois will supply with or without a coil, think they were standard fitment on Egli`s so good enough for me.
Hi Danno,Thanks. I’ve read that the coils may burn out if ignition is left on.
Not sure how long this takes.
I assume electronic ignition systems use a key barrel switch to turn on as with a conventional setup.
I have one mounted in the headlight for the Rita.
Just wondering as a security point, how the BT-H is disengaged from the ignition system.
Would have thought a key and a tamperproof make and break switch would be needed.
Ok thanks.Hi Danno,
I'm going to fit an idiot light so I know the ignition is on & just a switch to turn it on mounted on the toolbox or headlight.
As standard there isn't any security as everything is controlled by the light switch so I'm not convinced a keyed switch is a deterrent.