Stator, pre maintenance.


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Stator, pre maintenance.

Postby Barry J.W. » Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:41 pm



Hi folks,this is my first time writing into the forum.I just bought a 1985 Goldwing 1200 interstate,I had a 1982 goldwing that I bought new.I haven't had a problem yet with either bike but people tells me that most of the goldwings have stator problems.Is there anything that can be done to prevent this from happening?Thanks guys,keep up the great posts.


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Re: Stator, pre maintenance.

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:17 pm

Heat is your enemy. You might want to cut out the connector on the three yellow wires and solder the wires directly - do a search for "Goldwing yellow wires" and you'll see what you need to do.

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Re: Stator, pre maintenance.

Postby Barry J.W. » Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:43 pm

Thanks Wing Admin. this will hopefully keep me from losing my stator,your a great help on here.
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Re: Stator, pre maintenance.

Postby cyclewizard » Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:04 pm

I haven't done but a few stator replacements on the 1100's, but the 1200's I have done 100's.
Do you think the wire was undersized for the 1200's larger output stator?
Or is it that Honda overloaded the electronics and undersized the stator?
I've put larger stators on the XR650R's so we could run extra lighting in baja without any failures. It seems like around 40,000 they go out.
What do you think the main cause is for all these stator failures?

Are the poor boy kits holding up?

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Re: Stator, pre maintenance.

Postby BladeRunner9 » Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:31 pm

Well, I guess I'm in for some maintenance on my stator! :(
This is a pic of my plug that I just peeled a LOT of tape off of!. I didn't notice this until today. It looks like the wires fried and the P.O. tried to repair / cover it up. The wires,tape AND the connectors are fused together.
I did check the yellow wires from the stator for continuity, I have .5 between all of them. I think I read another post here that says that's where it should be.
So, after all the whining I did about electrical connections high shipping charges..I ordered one of their kits afterall..... :oops: After I get that installed I hope I will be good to go!..... 8-)

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Re: Stator, pre maintenance.

Postby Barry J.W. » Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:20 pm

I also started today to strip out my plugin,the plug wasen't taped up but it was in hard shape,the wires were all burnt and rusted.
Why don't Honda recall these bikes it seems to be a problem,my bike has 54,000 kms.I may save my stator because of your advice in this forum,THANKS FOR EVERYTHING and keep on giving great advice.
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Re: Stator, pre maintenance.

Postby BladeRunner9 » Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:37 pm

I second BarryJ.W.'s thoughts, I feel lucky to have this type of reference also..Thanks a BUNCH WingAdmin..... :D I had a 1984 Aspencade in 1986, it only had 7,000 km on it before I trashed it, also it had every possible light and chrome piece..( P.O.)
So I didn't experience this problem and didn't hear about it back then. The internet is a wild and wonderful place!.....Keep up the great work guys.... 8-)

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Re: Stator, pre maintenance.

Postby Barry J.W. » Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:53 pm

Hi ya guys,just got home from biking all day,the wiring job worked out perfect,no problems starting now even with driving lights on.Hopefully with changing the plug and wiring it up direct with sole the problem and save my stator.Tomorrow is forecasting another nice day,maybe we can put another 2 or3 hundred kms on it.
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Re: Stator, pre maintenance.

Postby cyclewizard » Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:42 pm

I just got back from a long ride also, glad to hear your stator is working fine.
Tomorrow I'm heading south to Ohio for another 400 mile ride.

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Re: Stator, pre maintenance.

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:39 am

cyclewizard wrote:I just got back from a long ride also, glad to hear your stator is working fine.
Tomorrow I'm heading south to Ohio for another 400 mile ride.

Pop's


Ohio has some of the greatest bike riding country I have ever seen. Highway 83 south into Coshocton (and that entire area) is just a huge area of twisty, hilly roads. Amazing.

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Re: Stator, pre maintenance.

Postby BladeRunner9 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:43 pm

Barry J.W. "Why dosen't Honda recall these bikes"; Good question!
My 1987 Aspencade was production seq. #308107 off the line...that "might" have something to do with it!....Would have cost them a bizzillion $$$....LMAO. :mrgreen:

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Re: Stator, pre maintenance.

Postby Barry J.W. » Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:28 pm

For sure it will cost Honda a bundle but if Ford or Chev or anyone else has a recall they loose money as well.If they have a problem they should bare and grin at it.Maybe they are looseing millions of dollars because of this problem will their Goldwings,maybe some people may buy other brands.I for one thought twice about buying another Goldwing.But thanks to this site everything is working just fine.
A buddy and I drove 400kms last Sunday,what a day we had,we left a 9:oo am at 9 degrees and by 2:00 pm it was 26,off came all the warm cloth,what a day.
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Re: Stator, pre maintenance.

Postby ramdam1 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:51 pm

:?: I had the same problem on my 1981 so I soldered them together. Solved the problem. Now I have to change the motor due to a blown piston. One question? The three wires are all yellow and I don't know the order to match them up on the new motor. Does it make a difference? I have another harness I can pull apart to match but don't really want to cut both all up to figure it out. So does it matter or can I just connect the three yellow to the three yellow of the new motor?

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Re: Stator, pre maintenance.

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:28 pm

ramdam1 wrote::?: I had the same problem on my 1981 so I soldered them together. Solved the problem. Now I have to change the motor due to a blown piston. One question? The three wires are all yellow and I don't know the order to match them up on the new motor. Does it make a difference? I have another harness I can pull apart to match but don't really want to cut both all up to figure it out. So does it matter or can I just connect the three yellow to the three yellow of the new motor?


It doesn't matter. Connect any yellow to any yellow, as long as all three of them are connected, you're good.

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Re: Stator, pre maintenance.

Postby ramdam1 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:21 pm

Thanks!! As soon as I can clear the snow from in front of the shed and turn on the heater I will get the new motor in. Thanks again!!




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