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    Wards Riverside 350 Blue Ignition Light Question

    Wonder if I can ask a question I can't find an answer to anywhere.

    Have just fired up the bike for the first time since restoration and all is well but the blue ignition light which comes on when key is pushed down is staying on all of the time whilst the engine is running. Is this OK or do I have a problem. Battery was pretty much flat when the bike was started and then the bike died and wouldn't re-start.

    All electrics are brand new old stock including generator........

    Any advice much appreciated.

    Andy

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    andy are you sure its for ignition,i thought it should be red like the majority of bikes,?

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    Hi Den

    Thanks for responding.

    The indicator lamps are weird and typical Italian. Green for lighting on (indicator left of switch facing forward) and red for main beam (indicator right of switch) and blue for ignition (lamp is part of central switch)?!!

    Got a new Westco AGM battery fitted tonight and will see what that reveals at the weekend.

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    know what you mean about italian electrics ! when you get it running put a meter across battery terminals [set to dc] when you rev it up it should show a rise in volts up to 14v plus this will show you its charging and hopefully its the warning light circuit ,hope you get it sorted.

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    Many months on but just thought I'd add a post script on the charging problem. Turns out it helps if you earth the voltage regulator properly! Had too much new paint on the frame mounting. Scraped back with a scalpel and blue light went out instantly and charging all fine.

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