Back in the day...
Battery eliminators were just big capacitors; kept the lights on for a minute
or so at stop signs. Triumphs answer to voltage regulators was a 'honkin-big'
zener diode that used the frame as a heat sink.
-- "WFO Herb" <email@example.com> wrote:
Not much to burn out on my '64. Only head and tail lights. Like I said, no
problems in all the years I've had the unit.
On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 12:35 PM, David Lieb
> What kind of battery eliminator was it? I thought those bikes were
>> systems like my 64 BMW. I can run it just fine with no battery. The old
>> Tiger I had when in high school (don't ask when) was a magneto bike too.
>> ran just fine with no battery.
> I was under the impression that running them with no battery tended to
> allow the voltage to fluctuate madly and burn stuff out for you?
> David Lieb
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