Stator Question


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echinus1988
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Stator Question

Postby echinus1988 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:30 pm



Well, I found out today that the stator is not working on my 1980 Honda Goldwing. How you are probably asking... Well, Lost power first and then noticed that my gas gauge was dropping along with temperature gauge. And finally the bike just stopped. Luckily a guy was home near where I pushed the bike to. Let me use his charger and charge up the battery.

So, My question is, the DIY articles are always so good here but there isn't one for replacing the stator. Does that mean there isn't one? If not, I can use the book I'm sure but the DIY here are so informative.

So, is there a DIY for stator replacement? Or does anyone have any suggestions to add to what the book says?

Thank you.

Steve



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Re: Stator Question

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:50 pm

Steve, I know that you have to pull the engine to changed out the stator, I said screw it and just added a auto type Alternator [poorboy conversion]...Never looked back man...I wish someone would take the time to document a stator removal, it would be nice on video...While they are at it do a engine removal too.. Shoot man, photo's would be good enough ... :D

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Re: Stator Question

Postby echinus1988 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:08 pm

I actually looked that over to see how to do it. I can see the advantages but I just am not sure I am ready to do that. I'll look it over again and then make the decision. I actually have a stator because I was told it might be bad but I didn't think it was. I was wrong!

Thanks for the advice.

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Re: Stator Question

Postby dingdong » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:34 am

Have you checked the plug on the three yellow wires coming from the stator? You might just have a burned connector That is a very common problem. Don't just assume the stator is bad. Test it for continuity and output voltage with a meter before pulling the engine.
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Re: Stator Question

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:44 am

Oh yeah, that stupid plug connection, I forgot all about that freaking plug, it's a wonder I didn't get stranded on the side of the road just after I got the bike because I didn't know of this silly plug, mine got all melted :shock: .....Here is a lot on the subject..thanks ding dong...viewtopic.php?f=4&t=18

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Re: Stator Question

Postby echinus1988 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:53 am

This is why I love this site!! You guys know the things I don't! I'll check that plug tonight when I get home, beats removing the engine! I sort of hope that is the problem.

Thank you again for your input!

Steve

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Re: Stator Question

Postby David-Mantle » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:00 am

Should you need to remove the motor here is a link to the nakedgoldwing ( http://www.ngwclub.com/shoptalk/ )site where there is a photo tutorial that takes you through the procedure.
http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic. ... 51#p136651
Even though it is for the 1000 engine the process is pretty much the same , apart from a few minor points to do with the electrics,for the 1100.
The only silly question is the one you don`t ask. Everything else is game.

http://www.ngwclub.com/shoptalk/
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Re: Stator Question

Postby Wilcoy02 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:40 pm

If the stator turns out to be toast--Put the poor boy alt on. You have more power for lights, heated eqipment and the battery always gets charged.
A lot easier than pulling the engine--buying seals,and all the other things to do while the engine is out.

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Re: Stator Question

Postby rogmerrill » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:08 am

Electrex has a great fault finding guide: http://www.electrosport.com/media/pdf/f ... iagram.pdf. Use it to verify the problem.

I put in Dave Campbell's kit to replace the burned connectors on my '83 Aspencade. See: gl1200harness.tripod.com.

On my aspy I made two changes to his kit:I didn't use the blue wire because it took out my digital tach, and I replaced the fuse holder with 2 30 amp ATC auto fuses since there was no anchor place for the fuse holder on my 1100. The kit fixed fixed my charging problems.

The poorboy conversion is interesting, but beyond my capabilities.




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