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No lights working on 1972 Honda xl250, suspecting either

Customer Question

No lights working on 1972 Honda xl250, suspecting either rectifier/regulator or condenser. All bulbs r ok. Starts up fine, with new battery and wires look ok.
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: All lights
JA: What is the model of your '72 Honda?
Customer: XL250
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: New battery, checked fuse and wires. Not checked voltage or ohms since I lost my voltmeter
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: That's it
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Louie replied 2 months ago.

Hi and welcome to JustAnswer, I’m Louie. Sorry you had to wait awhile but I’ll do my best to help.
Initially and and since "...lost...voltmeter...", is a testlight available?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I can get a test light but none available at this time
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
The lights did work with old battery but not with new one, old battery I put on a charger on the bike and lights would work
Expert:  Louie replied 2 months ago.

The testlight (or preferably a volt/multi-meter) would still be needed for checking/testing the voltages (or their absence).

Please post back with an update when able.