Stater?


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Jesse
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Location: Pueblo, CO
Motorcycle: 1986 GL1200
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Stater?

Postby Jesse » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:46 pm



I have a 1986 Goldwing Aspencade, that is killing my battery. Somebody told me that would be an alternator problem.
Does anyone know where I can find one that isn't going to break my bank account.
I know the bike doesn't have an alternator but it has a stator.
Thanks, Jesse



Ghostrider52005
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Location: Olive Hill Kentucky
Motorcycle: 1985 GL 1200 LTD, 1984 GL1200 Interstate, VS 700 Suzuki Intruder.

Re: Stater?

Postby Ghostrider52005 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:06 pm

Someone told you wrong :) While it could be the stator and probably will be around 50 to 60 thousand miles, not charging isnt nessacarily the stator.
Heres some checks you can do to see.
Digital voltmeter set on 20 dc. neg probe to neg post on battery, pos to pos post on battery. Battery fully charged. start bike bring rpm up to 3000 voltmeter should read 13.6 to 14.9 volts at the battery.
If not, move to the three yellow stator wires coming from the rear of the engine up past the front of the battery. Put voltmeter neg to a good ground on the frame. set it for 20 volts dc, probe each yellow wire as close to the back of the engine as is practical. Each one should read 4 to 5 volts per wire. If its more thats ok but it less than 4 isnt ok. If that checks out stator is good.
Take off the false tank and check the wires on near and going into the regulator and the plug. there will be the three yellow wires, two red with white stripe and two green. If any of those are burnt or stiff or show signs of being hot cut out the bad sections and solder in new 12 guage wire. Ideally you should cut out the plug at the regulator and solder those connections and shrink wrap. dont just crimp them.
If those are good then it still could be your regulator and probably is if the stator check out.
All this is assuming your battery is good not shorted out or dead cell.

Ghostrider52005
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Location: Olive Hill Kentucky
Motorcycle: 1985 GL 1200 LTD, 1984 GL1200 Interstate, VS 700 Suzuki Intruder.

Re: Stater?

Postby Ghostrider52005 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:10 pm

Oh and if it is the stator while you can buy new stators for hundred and half or so bucks.
The engine has to come out of the bike to change it. And itll probably go bad just like this one did.
I would strongly suggest going to the external alternator conversion instead of replacing a stator on a 1200. Its easier cheaper and once done no more charging worries :D

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goldwinger1
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Re: Stater?

Postby goldwinger1 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:49 pm

Check out this post also : viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12129


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