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I posted last week about the headlights dimming at idle. Most everyone said to check the output at the battery and it was probably the voltage reg.

Well Thursday the cars alt light came on and I didn't have time to wait until the weekend. I took a long lunch, pulled the alternator and battery (the sides were buldging) and took them to Auto Zone. They checked the alt and battery and the battery was toast. So to minimize my problems I replaced the regulator while I was at it.

Now the lights are bright at all RPM and the alt light is off. I guess it's time to get those gauges in this weekend.

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Sounds like your battery was going, but I'm sure glad you replaced the regulator while you were at it! With my car the first time my regualtor blew it flowed way too much current to the battery and the battery blew its top all over my engine compartment. After that, everytime I came up with problems in the electrical system the regulator was the first thing to try.(they're cheap to boot!) Eventually got tired of all that regulator replacing and just went to an internally regulated alternator(a couple weeks ago) its just bitchin' now. Well, sorry rambling on, I'll shut it now!

PS-Thanks for the dirtbike info. Looks like Im gunna buy my buddys old 96 Honda cr250 off of him.(off the buddy that got the 2000 cr250 last season) anyway, thanks!

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Glad you got it fixed before you ran into major problems. (Like the battery expoding, like Steve said!) It is a lot better, and easier if you just convert over to the internal regulator alternator. There's a good reference article on this here By the way, where and when are you moving?

Steve,
By the way, what's so "old" about a '96 CR250? I've got a 91 CR125, and an '89 KX250! The KX leaves 2000's in the dust!

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um 32767chvl that link doesnt appear to have anything to do with changing a alternator conversion unless i didnt read it right.chaz
 

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327,

The link did not work?

I'm going from North Carolina to south eastern Pennsylvania. Looking to buy this weekend and move around the new year. It's kind of odd. I bought the car from Pennsylvania about three months ago and now it's going home.

I sure hope I don't run into the guy I bought it from. I don't have a criminal record....yet!

I ride a 99 WR400f. If you want to get together and roost let me know. There is a place near home that is 5000 acres of riding and two MX tracks. It's private, you pay a yearly dues for access. I'll be joining and roosting with my 14 yr old son. Come on down!

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