• A request for help with the charging system on my bike please

    A request for help with the charging system on my bike please...

    I have a Trail 70 with Lifan 125 motor. We're not getting enough power out of the voltage regulator to charge the battery. We used a new(12v) wiring harness from CHP with SLA battery. Light is a 12v LED module, also from CHP.

    We've tried different voltage regulators...tried wiring it differently to get the most voltage possible from the regulator...nothing is working.

    What is the best voltage regulator available for this bike/engine combo, please? I'm getting a little tired of having to stick it on the charger every few nights.

    Thanks in advance for any help...

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    • They are awesome electrical connectors...been using them for many years now...

      http://www.powerwerx.com/ander son-powerpoles/

    • They're a bit of a pain to install, but anything worth doing requires some effort. I want to do things the right/best way, so powerpoles it is...:)

    • I think you can get them in smallish quantities on amazon too...

    • Where have these been all my life. Look 10×s better than insulated spade connectors I would normally use. I'm gonna have to give those a try. Thanks!

    • They're a LOT safer than other types of connectors...I'm a ham radio operator and use them on all my mobile and fixed radio installations...

    • I'm just a huge do-it-yourselfer, and I've always stayed well stocked on stuff like this. Just never came across those before.

    • Tiffany, if your harness is similar to mine, you could just swap the wires at the engine. Plug the white from the engine to the yellow of harness, etc.

    • I think it'd be easier to do it from the plug side though, right?

    • If there is enough slack in your harness, I'd just swap the wires that come out of the engine. Not saying permanently, but to test. You could go back later and swap the wires at the plug in the regulator.

    • Ahhh...ok, gotcha...