Blown rectifier... temporary workaround?

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There's a short in the Lucas rectifier on my 1971 Commando. I've decided to upgrade the whole charging system on the bike, so have ordered the sparx 3-phase alternator kit, but was hoping the I could rig up a temporary fix while I wait for the new parts to arrive. Can I just bypass the rectifier and charge the battery on a trickle charger, or will this damage other units? Has anyone had any luck with another workaround?

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If you unplug and tape the leads from the alternator you can run a total loss system. How long depends on battery capacity and condition. Running without the alternator will do no damage.
 
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Thanks for the advice! I bought a rectifier from Radio Shack and I'm back in business.
 
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