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No lights working on 1972 Honda xl250, suspecting either…

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No lights working on...

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.

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?

All lights

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '72 Honda?

XL250

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

New battery, checked fuse and wires. Not checked voltage or ohms since I lost my voltmeter

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

That's it

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Motorcycle
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Motorcycle Mechanic: Louie, Technician replied 11 months ago
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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?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I can get a test light but none available at this time
Customer reply replied 11 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
Motorcycle Mechanic: Louie, Technician replied 11 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.

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