to help you, I have a rectifier/regulator it does both changes ac to dc(rectifier) and grounds out any power not needed to charge(regulation). the test you state is a ohm test on a stator , you can test voltage at the stator and should have 25-75 volts, by running engine and it unplugged measuring on ac scale, which I have done. the bleed test tells you if the rectifier/regulator is letting voltage bleed back through it(see link).Let me start by sayin' that you unplugged the rectifier (not the regulator). Your stator generates AC current. AC is easier and more efficient to generate than DC. A rectifier changes AC to DC... which in turn charges you battery. This is for your own personal information. I want you to be well informed.
I don't know what a "Voltage regulator" bleed test is... but I just explained you don't have one anyway.
To test a stator... (I think this is what you are asking about) us a multi meter. Select "ohm's" on the meter and measure ohm's on both pins. You are not measuring voltage with this measurement technique.
So you touch one pin of the stator with the multi meter and the other end of the multi meter you touch to ground. You can use the crank case for ground. Then do the same for the other stator pin end. The ignition needs to be off.
You should read "infinity" or "open" or "no ohms" for both pins. If you read any resistance on the meter... the stator is grounded... and that means the stator is junk.
I hope this helps.
so am I to assume its with key off?Looked at the manual. Unplug stator from regulator. Put a test light on stator side of the regulator, and see if it lights up at all. So you would be looking for dc.
Its telling you if the battery is bleeding through the regulator.
Good move, did you check the voltage at the battery at about 2000 RPM? I had the same issues with my bike, did the check and I was getting over 20 volts!! replaced the Regulator and all has been well for 30,000 milestalked with a local Indy today, he said check the bleed with the key off. also like me thinks I have a gauge going bad. however I have a high voltage code so I am putting a new regulator on the bike.
no ,I have never seen a spike or high voltage, but it stored the code for a reason.Good move, did you check the voltage at the battery at about 2000 RPM? I had the same issues with my bike, did the check and I was getting over 20 volts!! replaced the Regulator and all has been well for 30,000 miles
My guage bounces around if I have the radio on. The speaker magnet is kind of close to the guage? I'm used to it now and can tell if something is not "right"new regulator installed this morning, charging at 14.5 volts. no gauge fluctuation, yet.it did not bounce around yesterday at all. it always seemed to show up after bike has sat all night collecting some dew, wait till morning to see on that after work. still think it has a gauge going bad.