Battery Connections

Information relating to the Matchless G80 or AJS Model 18 500cc Heavyweight.
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Re: Battery Connections

Postby Greybeard » Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:09 pm

Everything you need to know is here, Trig. His book is well worth buying.


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Re: Battery Connections

Postby Mick D » Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:18 pm

Greybeard wrote:His book is well worth buying.

Rubbish ;) ;)

I find the book my essential 'go to' resource for classic electrics: ... 1847979955

For anyone wanting to understand classic wiring and components it's a great 'one stop shop'.

Becoming a Club member will gain you access to the archives which have copies of the Lucas Workshop Instructions which tell all regarding dynamo repair and testing - money well spent IMO

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Re: Battery Connections

Postby Groily » Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:32 pm

Quite agree Mick. A superb book and beautifully produced. Not 'cheap' but I think it is worth every penny, 'cos you get what you pay for in this life!

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Re: Battery Connections

Postby cbranni » Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:57 pm

I had the book as a present from my son this Christmas after many hints that fell on deaf ears.

Seasons greetings Bill, Mick, Steve and everyone, happy and healthy New Year.

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Re: Battery Connections

Postby billbeavis » Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:35 pm

Hello Trig,
Without knowing which type of regulator is fitted it would be safe to disconnect the leads from the dynamo if you don't have a battery and want to run the engine. Tape up/insulate all the individual lead ends anyway and label them for your own peace of mind. I refer to the regulator because I'm not sure what an 'old style' one would do without a battery connected as a reference to work out charge.

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