83 gl1100a stator help


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Bikerdave79
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83 gl1100a stator help

Postby Bikerdave79 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:29 am



Ok so I just spent close to 4 months and way too much money rebuilding this bike only to find our that after about an hour of riding the battery goes dead. Testing the stator wires (three yellow) that they are all producing ac voltage but all have continuity to ground. According to the honda manual I shoud change it. The battery sits at about 12.5 volts when running. Nothing on. When I flip on radio or fan it goes to 11.3 and such. My question is... since Im pretty sure stator is bad... is there any way to access it without yanking the engine out. I seriously just put the whole bike together from a rolling frame and engine. I RWALLY don't want to dismantle it again as it was a super huge pain in the ass. Help



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Re: 83 gl1100a stator help

Postby froche » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:37 pm

If the stator is bad you have 3 choices:

1) Sell bike
2) Replace it ( engine has to come out, maybe can be turned in the frame but...)
3) put a car alternator on it (poorboy is the search term)

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Re: 83 gl1100a stator help

Postby dingdong » Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:07 am

Here are procedures for testing the stator. Don't panic yet. 1 to 2 ohms between any 2 yellow wires is what you are looking for. (wires disconnected). Could also be regulator/rectifier or even bad, corroded or loose connections.

http://www.randakksblog.com/comprehensi ... eshooting/
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Re: 83 gl1100a stator help

Postby RBGERSON » Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:35 am

Yep..I'd check out the regulator and the yellow wire connector..remove it and either solder the wires or put separate connector s on them.
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Re: 83 gl1100a stator help

Postby Bikerdave79 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:52 am

The connector doesn't look too terrible. And I get continuity to between wires with some resistance. But I also get continuity to ground from the yellow wires. According to the honda manual that means it's shot. It also says to disconnect the black wire at the regulator to rule out a bad regulator. Did that. No change at all. It DOES charge... but not nearly enough. Ugh normally I wouldn't sweat this but being the whole engine has to come out again... debating on just selling this money pit.

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Re: 83 gl1100a stator help

Postby Bikerdave79 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:53 am

Also I noticed the yellow wires get VERY warm when the bike has been running for a bit. Is that normal?




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