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So I picked up a true survivor 71 ct 70. I finally received my box of parts and spent the day putting it back together. Everything was working until I pulled an idiot. I had my test light on the +ve post of the battery and it grounded out blowing the fuse, it was not running at the time. Someone had put a 10A in the holder instead of a 7, now the weirdness begins. I replaced the fuse and I still have no power.

If I disconnect the battery there's power between the terminals, connect it and it sucks the life out of the battery. The only things I can think it would be are the rectifier or the stator. When running it produces no power either, but the rectifier gets warm. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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"Someone had put a 10A in the holder instead of a 7, now the weirdness begins. I replaced the fuse and I still have no power."
I would not think that such a small difference in fuse sizes could cause such problems. I too am interested in the answers to the problem.
 

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Definitely you have a short on the + or around there, try to disconnect areas and test continuity by sections, even could be a peeled wire touching the metal. With the short you did something may have melted. Lots of trial and error, good luck.
 

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These are my thoughts as well. To be fair the wiring is 50 years old and judging by the condition of the bike it's never been touched, points included. I ordered complete stator kit and rectifier. Just waiting on the snail to bring it to me.
 
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