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paul2369
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stator

Post by paul2369 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:42 am



Hey how do you know if the stator is bad



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Re: stator

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:50 am

Well, for one, your battery goes dead while you are riding. Or, if it's failing, you may notice your lights dimming a lot at idle. That, however, can also be the symptom of a weak battery.

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Re: stator

Post by paul2369 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:52 pm

Thanks very much will check it out and see

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Re: stator

Post by RBGERSON » Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:47 am

You can check it with a meter..

If it looks okay or it's been spliced out like most have been, disconnect the three yellow wires, cut them if necessary and connect a volt meter with a 100V AC scale across any two of the three wires coming from the stator (back of the engine). With the engine running you should see around 40-50VAC across any combination of the three wires. If all three combinations of any two of the three wires shows that voltage then the stator is okay. If any pair of the yellow wires is a good bit lower than the other two combinations you have a defective stator.

If the voltage is okay in the test the problem is not the stator, could be the battery, regulator. Check the battery by measuring the voltage across the battery with the engine off. Start the engine and measure the voltage across the battery with the engine running around 2500-3000rpm. You should see a couple more volts than with the engine not running.

If you don't see the rise in voltage then it's likely your rectifier/regulator needs
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Re: stator

Post by paul2369 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:37 am

Thanks I will check it and see I going next Saturday to get the bike so I hope it all works out



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