Re: Wiring issue
Well the bikes back together and it runs again, I decided to butcher the new loom for the chunk of loom that was really nasty on mine, and I have managed to get rid of all the nasty connectors on the whole loom and either replaced them with motorsport waterproof connections, or the original connectors are back on with the help of some soldered an heat shrink wires.
I don't have any before pictures which is a shame, but here is what I have done compared to what was on the bike. So the pics I do have are one of the bike from it's good side, a couple of pictures of what came off, ugh, revolting, and a couple of what I have put back on all around the regulator rectifier and starter solenoid, I had to re build as it was just single wires hanging out of the rectifier. On the picture from above, the three alternator wires are securely crimped with proper crimps and insulated, through I have also would some loom tape around just to make sure no moisture can short between them. This is usually a 3 block connector but I was not able to track one down that could deal with ampage of more than 2 amps, which is annoying. There is also a disconnected plug, this is for the fuel pump which currently needs some new points and has never actually been connected but was always wired in. This bike has been somewhat butchered, but hopefully, new exhaust , second hand rear shock and repaired wiring loom later, it should start to be a nice bike I can rely on again.
I have finally found out that my main problem now is that the alternator has given up the ghost, with engine off, reads 12.6 V with engine running, it shows 12.5 V. Have tested for continuity through the three phases of the windings and there is no resistance between any of the windings and no resistance to earth from any of the windings. Unless anyone knows an obvious thing here, looks like I will have to bite the bullet as I just charge my bike up every other night at the moment so I can get to work.
Thanks for all your input yesterday.