Went for a night ride to fuel up for the morning. Turned the head light on and at idle it would dim and them go bright. I taught no problem it's the mech regulator need more rpm. So off i go and all is well if speed is under 35mph any faster and lights go dim and engine misses and tries to stall!! Made it to the gas station and got gas turned around to go home and same thing over 35 it sputters so i slowed down and it ran okay until i pulled in to the driveway and the light died and motor died too.
Turned off the keys and went to bed, so much for riding to work.
Came home after work checked voltage at BAT terminal 6.15 volts started her up 6.4 volts turned on head lamp 6.6 then back down to 6.4 rev it and its steady 6.4.
So i shut it down and looked at everything i could for a short to explain the dimming i had seen. Can't find anything.
Pulled brush cover and it has a 1/4 inch of sludge build up on the bottom and oil film on everything in side the generator.
Plan to clean it all and adjust the delco No:307 regulator but can't find directions only that it can be done. Shop dope says it should be 7.4 volts. That seams high to me.
Oh 52 model K all stock