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    Repeated condenser failure

    59 pan converted to 12 volt system. Guy keeps loosing condensers. After reading Sarges post, thought it might be related the coil. But coil works perfectly on 2 other bikes with no ill effects.

    Suggestion for cause of failure please...

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    Re: Repeated condenser failure

    Didja notice in that discussion of the coils, on the second page of the referenced International Harvester Service Manual it's titled "Condensers." There might be something there to give you ideas.

    I read in that where condenser failure was attributed to moisture in the old days, and we have little condenser failure these days because condenser manufacture has improved, and they are better sealed from their factory.
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    Re: Repeated condenser failure

    Is this a recent conversion? Is the generator charging? Did you "flash" the generator before starting? Need more info.

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    Re: Repeated condenser failure

    Is the engine grounded to the frame? No powdercoat BS in the way, etc....
    Robbie

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    Re: Repeated condenser failure

    Good point Robbie, dam i shoulda thought of that one..............

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    Re: Repeated condenser failure

    Thanks all for input, will inquire as to questions posted.

    Bit more...
    It has been changes to 12volt, replaced coil, key switch, and rewired any ideas

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