3 YELLOW WIRES


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3 YELLOW WIRES

Postby Devil-Doc » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:44 pm



How do I open the plastic case to check the wires and do I open both of them or just one?
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Re: 3 YELLOW WIRES

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:38 pm

Here's just a suggestion and my 1/2 cent worth.
Forget "inspecting " the plug.
Remember that crimped copper wire and mechanical connector have been in the elements for 30 years with no moisture proof plug like a car has.I can guarantee it is oxidized.
I personally feel that to guarantee that it won't be the cause of a dead battery ....CUT the plug off...throw it far away...SOLDER the wires and heat shrink the insulator on it.
Do this once and then forget about it.

Ask the WingAdmin.He inspected and cleaned his only to have it start to melt the connector several months later.
I'm starting to do this with all the connectors that work with the charging system(regulator plug) and the pulse coil plug(4 wire plug next to the 3 yellow wires).
Even tho my 1200 was running fine,just a bump on the pulse coil plug killed the engine.I never suspected it was also corroded.

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Re: 3 YELLOW WIRES

Postby Devil-Doc » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:05 pm

What I want to know is....is it mimicking the symptoms of a bad stator? My battery is not being charged???

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Re: 3 YELLOW WIRES

Postby SteveB123 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:33 am

Devil-Doc wrote:What I want to know is....is it mimicking the symptoms of a bad stator? My battery is not being charged???


It certainly could be.
They are the three wires directly from the stator, so a poor connection is going to reduce the juice.
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Re: 3 YELLOW WIRES

Postby Devil-Doc » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:17 am

Does the top of that plastic where the wired go in pop off?

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Re: 3 YELLOW WIRES

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:53 am

There is a hook in the plastic right in front.push it in to separate the 2 halves of the plug.
If you are having charging problems,there is a step by step procedure to determine what is wrong.continuity and volts tests are first done on the stator wires.

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Re: 3 YELLOW WIRES

Postby robertket » Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:27 pm

if the connector is melted does that mean that the stator needs replacement? i am going to remove engine and go thru it anyway since the previous owner allowed the engine to become hydrolocked with gas. should i assume that since the connector was melted that the stator is bad?

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Re: 3 YELLOW WIRES

Postby virgilmobile » Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:56 pm

The melted connector indicates ONLY that there was a corroded connection,arcing and causing heat.
It is not confirmation that the stator is bad.
There are specific tests for that.

I guess I don't understand the need to tear the engine out because of a hydrolock.
We usually just clear it,change the oil,service the carbs and run it.

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Re: 3 YELLOW WIRES

Postby robertket » Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:05 pm

I just figured that since it has been sitting dormant for several years that the cylinsder wall would need honing. being new to this i am noit well informed on procedures to make this motor run. but if you think it would be ok to just clear and break loose i will try that first. is there a way to turn the engine over by hand so as to not cause more damage?

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Re: 3 YELLOW WIRES

Postby virgilmobile » Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:28 pm

Usually gas in the cylinder will not seize a engine forever.
For what it will cost in money and time to rebuild the engine,I'd be inclined to try to see if it will run just the way it is first.
Obviously if the engine is seized solid and won't turn over with the plugs out,you then you'll have to do a complete rebuild.




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