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Old 05-31-2009, 06:01 PM   #1
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I am fixing an old motorcycle and have to replace a wire connector. The harness has

1- red wire
1-black wire
3-white wire

I am not sure how to reconnect the 3 white wires. The wires from the three coils inside the alternator to the rectifier.

Can these wires be interchanged?

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Old 05-31-2009, 07:30 PM   #2
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I would not think the wires are interchangable.

I know I will hate myself but what make, model and year motorcycle?

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3-white wire

I am not sure how to reconnect the 3 white wires. The wires from the three coils inside the alternator to the rectifier.

Can these wires be interchanged?
The same color implies they are interchangeable.
If each white wire is from one phase of the three phase alt. winding and they all go to the same terminal on the rectifier then I can't see how they couldn't be interchangeable.
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The same color implies they are interchangeable.
If each white wire is from one phase of the three phase alt. winding and they all go to the same terminal on the rectifier then I can't see how they couldn't be interchangeable.
It might help if I read the entire post (or at least paid attention to it)

I got caught up in the red and black and missed the part about just the white wires.

but 3 phase alt?

1 red
1 black
3 white

It seems there is something missing here.
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Don't get me wrong on this part if I recall it right

Black is feild negtive conductor the Red is postive feild conductor while all White is phase conductor to the recefier { it will change from AC to DC } that what I am thinking but beforewarn some motorcycle will use flywheel magents so there may not have any feild conductors at all.

It just the excat the same as most of outboard engine use that arrangement.

Merci,Marc
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I took a little leap of faith and hooked them up. Everything seamed to work fine, I am getting power from the alt. and nothing burned up so it seems good.

Thanks!

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