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Old 03-05-2013, 08:51 PM   #61576
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Isn't that Doc's "Tower of Power"?
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:56 PM   #61577
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this is what I have at home, for 90% of what I do, I got it at lowes, or wally mart for cheaper than shown there.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...=31-89058959-2

everyone will tell you to " get a FLUKE!"
fluke meters are great.
they are slightly more accurate, 1000 times more expensive, and just like the $20 meter, if you try and measure the wrong thing, you just ruined the meter.


swing in here sometime, Ill show you the basics , and a few funny things about my own cheap meter... like the melted ends, when I had it set to measure DC voltage and stuck into a wall outlet.

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Old 03-05-2013, 09:01 PM   #61578
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I feel for ya Charlie, I HATE doing electrical shit.

Speaking of, what MultiMeter should I buy. I have never used one, just a test-light-probe-thingy. Did I mention I hate doing electrical?......Mouth?.....Beuller?
I like Fluke multimeters myself. The 77 will do pretty much anything you'll probably ever need.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:02 PM   #61579
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Cheaper is definitely better. I'm sure I will fry a few before I figure out how to use it.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:03 PM   #61580
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this is what I have at home, for 90% of what I do, I got it at lowes, or wally mart for cheaper than shown there.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...=31-89058959-2

everyone will tell you to " get a FLUKE!"
fluke meters are great.
they are slightly more accurate, 1000 times more expensive, and just like the $20 meter, if you try and measure the wrong thing, you just ruined the meter.


swing in here sometime, Ill show you the basics , and a few funny things about my own cheap meter... like the melted ends, when I had it set to measure DC voltage and stuck into a wall outlet.

I've got 2 Flukes, one's 25 years old, the others at least 20. BTW, they have a fuse to prevent damage from doing something as stupid as you mentioned.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:04 PM   #61581
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I've got 2 Flukes, one's 25 years old, the others at least 20. BTW, they have a fuse to prevent damage from doing something as stupid as you mentioned.
so do the cheap meters.




I have a couple at work Albie, FLukes are the benchmark

but for my garage work, and helping buddys ( I keep one on the bikre pretty often)

the cheap ones suit me better, dont care if it gets stolen, or rained on, or I can loan it... ya know
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:05 PM   #61582
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so do the cheap meters.


Then how would you ruin it?
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:07 PM   #61583
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its easily possible.

try a low current setting, probe some large current.



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Old 03-05-2013, 09:09 PM   #61584
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When working on bike/car wiring, I use a trickle charger instead of the battery to test most functions. It won't run blinker relays, but will light all lights, and works to see if switches work. Of course it won't turn a starter.
But if you have a short, it won't let the magic smoke escape from the wires.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:15 PM   #61585
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its easily possible.

try a low current setting, probe some large current.
Not on a Fluke, or at least the 2 I own it wouldn't.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:23 PM   #61586
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So you would feel fully confident letting Tooykloma borrow it to learn with?
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:25 PM   #61587
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my memory isnt that good , but I am pretty sure I recommended rewiring that bike at least twice

Yeah you did Matt. This is an odd problem though. That harness was gone through from front to back at least 6 times and was perfect until this morning. The engine runs, the stator charges at 14.4 volts, all the lights work except the headlamp. And of course the tank bag wiring.

I hope this solves it once and for all. I am NOT looking forward to doing this TWICE. Once removing the one from Larry's bike and then removing and re-installing the one on my bike. Yeesh
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:29 PM   #61588
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So you would feel fully confident letting Tooykloma borrow it to learn with?
Sure. I've never fucked either one up in over 2 decades. I doubt he could do any worse.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:35 PM   #61589
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I feel for ya Charlie, I HATE doing electrical shit.

Speaking of, what MultiMeter should I buy. I have never used one, just a test-light-probe-thingy. Did I mention I hate doing electrical?......Mouth?.....Beuller?
I love doing electrical....
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:45 PM   #61590
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Sure. I've never fucked either one up in over 2 decades. I doubt he could do any worse.
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bring your meter to loan him tomorrow.
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