Trickle Charger Update
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Trickle charger update
Several readers have written to address a glaring omission in my last column regarding trickle chargers and 12-volt positive-ground motorcycles. Specifically, the bare lead of the pigtail will be the hot lead and must be prevented at all times from contacting the frame or you will short the battery to ground with no fuse to stop you. I don’t know how I missed this, but thanks to everyone who wrote to point this out; it’s important.
Solving Wet-Sumping Issues on Norton Commandos
Keith Fellenstein walks you through two ways to stop your classic Norton Commando from wet sumping in this pictorial how-to.
Norton Commando Q and A with Keith
This issue Keith answers Norton Commando questions on running too rich, jets and needles, and hearing more about using a TwinMax.
Electrical, 2-Strokes, Misfire and Carb Issues Q and A with Keith
1978 Triumph T140 electrical issues, reviving 2-strokes, Suzuki misfire, and more carb issues are this month’s featured questions Keith answers.