- Jan 18, 2020
What I like about your bike is that it is built with period parts, just how it could have been built in the early seventies.
It's looking that wayThe issue with the powerbox is the internal capacitor is life limited the same as the Lucas 2MC, so depending on how it fails it may strand you but with no way of getting at it. Sounds like it has failed that way.
I may cut it open before I bin it just to have a lookThat is what possibly killed it. I never recommend fitting them for that reason, even with a fully charged battery it can strand you, at least with the 2MC you can get to it and disconnect it.
This is strange
I tried a known good reg/rectifier and all was well charging as it should
Then I re tried the Boyer power box and that is now working fine!!!
Maybe it's my dodgy wiring!? But it's definitely working now
Just got to decide if I trust it or not!!!
Yep it's a bit of a dilemma I don't really want to bin a brand new unit albeit sitting on my shelf for 8 years and appears to function correctlyNot worth the risk IMHO. As is well proven by the Law of Sod.
I‘d at least remove the suspect capacitor, or, given the relative low cost of other options, replace the whole thing.