86 goldwing GL new owner


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86 goldwing GL new owner

Postby Barrsey1 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:38 pm



I have a question, Just purcased 86 goldwing 1200GL owner said it needed a new stator. Would like to do some checks first and would like to know if the bike should still start even if the stator is shot. Any help would be greatly appricated. Thanks.



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Re: 86 goldwing GL new owner

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:08 pm

It will certainly start if the stator is inoperative - it just won't charge the battery, so if you start it and go out for a ride, don't expect to a) get very far before your battery dies, and b) be able to start it again.

You might want to check that the three yellow wires are intact and working correctly.

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Re: 86 goldwing GL new owner

Postby fmartenies » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:40 pm

You can check the stator by using a multimeter to check the watts on the yellow wires while running the bike at a certain RPM level. You would need to start the bike on a good battery first. I am not sure exactly how many watts at how many RPMs but I would expect a decent manual to have those numbers.

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Re: 86 goldwing GL new owner

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:08 pm

To check the stator output, disconnect the stator plug (the three yellow wire plug) and start the bike up. While the bike is held at a steady 3500 RPM, check the stator output across all three legs (wires): 1 to 2, 2 to 3, 3 to 1. Each set should measure approximately 48 volts AC.

Next, stop the engine, and using the continuity (or resistance) setting on your meter, measure each of the three legs to ground. There should be NO continuity (infinite resistance) between any of the three wires and ground.

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Re: 86 goldwing GL new owner

Postby woodward » Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:14 pm

I have a 86 as well and found a burnt two yellow wire connector near the left faring pocket under the top cover. Jast a thought.

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Re: 86 goldwing GL new owner

Postby JohnC » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:03 pm

There's a great thread on this at gl1200goldwings.com.
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Re: 86 goldwing GL new owner

Postby Jeff Henslee » Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:18 pm

If the PO said that it wasn't charging the battery or something like that, check the infamous three yellow wires. You may just have bad or no connection there and not getting the charge where it is supposed to go.




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