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ky_mike 09-02-2010 12:14 PM

Yamaha G1 starter generator test
 
Just throwing this out there for anybody like me that didn't know how to test a starter/generator. This is how I tested mine and there may be other ways to do it, but this ended up being pretty simple.

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u...t/df3eea6a.jpg

First off there are 4 posts on the starter each should be stamped A1, A2, F1 and F2 as in the diagram above. There should also be a green wire and a red wire coming out the side of the starter. I disconnected all cables and wires prior to testing.

Connect post F2 to the positive terminal on your carts battery and A1 to the negative terminal. Now if you connect A2 directly to F1 your starter should spin forward.

For reverse connect F2 to positive terminal of battery and A2 to the negative terminal. Now if you connect A1 directly to F1 the starter should run in reverse.

The last thing I did was check the Ohms running through the red and green wires. To do this use a voltmeter set to Ohms (looks like an upside down horseshoe symbol) touching the green wire with one probe and the red wire with the other you should read about 5 Ohms.

Hopefully this will save you some time if you were wondering if your starter was bad. Took me a while to figure out on my own without a repair manual.

rvrnmfo 04-06-2011 05:42 AM

Re: Yamaha G1 starter generator test
 
This is just what i was looking for. I will test mine today. thanks......

CajunLoneWolf 06-28-2011 09:11 AM

Re: Yamaha G1 starter generator test
 
I wonder if this test would work on a g8 starter

weemans126 10-06-2011 10:01 PM

Re: Yamaha G1 starter generator test
 
how can you tell if its charging the battery? thanks this was really useful to get my cart running.

technoid 10-07-2011 08:40 AM

Re: Yamaha G1 starter generator test
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by weemans126 (Post 631924)
how can you tell if its charging the battery? thanks this was really useful to get my cart running.

put a volt meter on the battery. Rev up your cart to full speed. You should see voltage above 12.5 DC volts. Even as high as 17 volts.

bigstik40 10-07-2011 03:35 PM

Re: Yamaha G1 starter generator test
 
That is the proper test, except the voltage, if the regulator is ok, should be 14.5-15.5 Volts. 17 volts would indicate a bad VR. - RAY

paulhut 10-08-2011 07:56 PM

Re: Yamaha G1 starter generator test
 
Sticky this thread. This is great information.

rherzner 10-10-2011 05:33 PM

Re: Yamaha G1 starter generator test
 
wow this is great info the working man usually has to pay for this thanks

ky_mike 10-10-2011 07:40 PM

Re: Yamaha G1 starter generator test
 
Thanks guys!

Nice to give back to the forum that helped me rebuild my cart.

Rappy SE 10-23-2011 08:29 PM

Re: Yamaha G1 starter generator test
 
Now I have a g9 and did this same test but mine ran opposite of what yours did hooked up the way you explained. Would this mean mine is bad?


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