Hard wire in stator ?


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tunaboy
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Hard wire in stator ?

Postby tunaboy » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:04 am



I saw a post that said it was good to remove the quick connection and solder the wires together. It said that the quick connection corrodes and burns out the stator. Anyone know where I can find this info?



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RBGERSON
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Re: Hard wire in stator ?

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:55 am

just cut the three yellow wires and soldered them back together..order doesn't matter..that's it.
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Re: Hard wire in stator ?

Postby tunaboy » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:37 pm

Question: if my OEM stator connection looks good could I just fill it with di-electric grease and be OK?

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Re: Hard wire in stator ?

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:20 pm

Yes...IF both ends are absolutely spotless and there is no oxidation on the copper wire at the crimp.
Not likely.
Some corrosion can be cleaned enough to get by but for the best...solder the wires together.
Any corrosion at any mechanical connection will reduce the electrical flow and degrade the charging capabilities.
I did a post for charging problem repairs.
" Search" soldering at the top of the page.

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Re: Hard wire in stator ?

Postby RBGERSON » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:24 am

another option: the reason we do the solder is the connector gets hot and melts because the connection gets corroded. So what I have done on some bike is to take the connector part saving the tabs at the wire ends..just need to stick a small screwdriver or toothpick into the connector and push the locking tab down. Clean them up, shrink tube them separately and snap back together..less heat as isolated connections. or cut the wires and use a crimp connector on each. Just an option if soldering is not your thing.
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Re: Hard wire in stator ?

Postby patbrandon1 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:28 pm

Read this. viewtopic.php?f=4&t=18&hilit=yellow+wires+solder+yellow+wires

And maybe this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dielectric <<<<<don't use it.

There is no good reason NOT to solder them. It is the best solution. If you can't solder well, ask someone to help you.




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