the 3 yellow wires from stator


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the 3 yellow wires from stator

Postby halcombrick » Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:13 am



hey guys i just got done reading an old topic about the 3 wires from the stator and connector, my question is what is the main function of this, does this charge the battery or give spark to the plugs or what im getting better at the whole fix your own bike thing and even though my wires and plug looks like new i will be cutting the plug out and tying the wires together, just wondering what the plug does


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Re: the 3 yellow wires from stator

Postby f1xrupr » Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:24 am

Those wires come from out of the back of the engine and plug into the wire harness by the battery (larger plug of the 2). They come from a thingie called a stator, which is the power source for the charging system.
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Re: the 3 yellow wires from stator

Postby tom84std » Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:21 am

Those three wires are the source of a failure that many four-cylinder wings suffered a long time ago. As was mentioned, they are the three-phase output of the alternator. The Molex style connector is what connects them to the bike's regulator/rectifier. The contacts inside the connector were getting loose and it caused many of the alternators to overheat and fail. The best fix is to remove the connector and solder the wires solidly and insulate properly.
I was surprised and disappointed to see that Honda is still using the same setup on it's modern bikes. I bought a 2002 VTX last summer. When I popped the side cover and looked, yep! There it is. I soldered them.

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Re: the 3 yellow wires from stator

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:44 am

The stator wires are part of your charging system. They carry Alternating Current (AC) from the electrical windings (like your alternator in your car) to the Regulator / Rectifier (RR) which converts the AC to DC (approximately 13.2 volts at "rest" at the battery) to provide battery charging and all the operating load for the engine and lights.

The reason to take the plug out of the circuit has been very well explained. Both my Goldwings had corroded connectors. I removed them.

halcombrick wrote:hey guys i just got done reading an old topic about the 3 wires from the stator and connector, my question is what is the main function of this, does this charge the battery or give spark to the plugs or what im getting better at the whole fix your own bike thing and even though my wires and plug looks like new i will be cutting the plug out and tying the wires together, just wondering what the plug does
I am wrong as often as I am right concerning what is wrong with someone else' motorcycle without having seen the machine in person. Guessing with limited information, as to the source of the trouble, is sketchy at best.

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Re: the 3 yellow wires from stator

Postby above and beyond » Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:43 pm

I bought a flat four trailer wiring harness and these awesome waterproof soder connectors and our was fixed




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