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Hello! So my question is not about a mc but a snowmobile but they are pretty similar right? So my sled is generating a little to much volts, it's a 12volt system but it's generating 14-15volts at idle and as soon as i touch the throttle all the lights go out. That's not a problem i can just get 24volt lights but the problem is my battery, i don't have it in right now but i want it for the electric start and i'm wondering if the battery can take any damage if charged with anything stronger than 12-14 volts. :)
it's a 1986 lynx 650.
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Motorcycle Mechanic: Louie, Technician replied 8 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, have you tried measuring (again) the idling voltage with the battery connected?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Just tried with the battery in and the charging voltage didn't change and when i gave it gas it jumped up to 16 volts, but now my lights don't have any power at all.
Motorcycle Mechanic: Louie, Technician replied 8 months ago

Apologies for delays; mobile/fieldwork with sluggish Internet if at all.

The above would be indicative of a faulty regulator.

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