Tenere charging problem
I am on an overland trip UK-NZ with my girlfriend, Claire. We are currently stuck with a problem with my Tenere (3AJ) in Wellington, NZ. Wondered if anyone would have any ideas.
The problem is that the battery just isn't charging. When the ignition is turned on the battery voltage drops about half a volt on my nearly flat battery and when the engine is started (using the kickstart) the battery voltage remains at this lower level. Revving the engine has no effect.
With a multimeter, I've measured the same voltage coming out of the rectifyer/regulator as seen at the battery and I've measured 6 volts a.c. between the white alternator windings. With the engine off, the resistance between white windings is 1 ohm (the smallest increment on my cheap little multimeter).
I have swapped the voltage regulator and battery with those from Claire's XT600E with no improvement and have checked all the wirings and connections until I am cross-eyed!!
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. By the way, am I right in thinking it is a permanent magnet type alternator?