stator wires size

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stator wires size

Post by oldishwinger » Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:38 pm

Hi Folks,

I need to solder the three yellow stator wires, on my 86 apsy, and I may need to use additional wire, to bridge the gap.

advise on what size wire, and its amperage, would be very much appreciated.

Many thanks.

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Re: stator wires size

Post by virgilmobile » Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:50 pm

I personally recommend a minimum #12 stranded....#10 stranded is preferred....
Do check the plug at the regulator module first....corrosion and overheating can happen there too.
If it's also poor,you can bypass(not use) the original 3 yellow wires and string 3 new ones in it's place.
If you do this,try to keep the 3 wires the same length.
I have seen 3 new #10 fine stranded wires used to replace the bikes wiring due to the black oxidation on the copper,making it near impossible to get solder to stick to it...
The 3 yellow wires are AC does not matter which one goes to what terminal.

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Re: stator wires size

Post by Ace1Hunter » Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:29 am

It is very Important to put the same gauge of wire for the stator wiring because they can burn up the wire is wrong gauge. My dad made this Mistake and the wires around where different gauge wires burnt up and the stator. The Goldwing he gave me.

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Re: stator wires size

Post by flash1942 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:30 am

Virginmobile is right.In theory you can go larger wires but smaller ones may get you into trouble. #10 to 12 stranded would be my choice. Length is not critical unless you are talking about 40 feet !! It's AC current at that point so the voltage drop will be nil for a bike. PLEASE do remove the plug and solder and heat shrink the wires. And as always IMHO.

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Re: stator wires size

Post by HawkeyeGL1200 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:34 am

The last two I did I used #12 multi-strand conductor wire. I agree that #12 or #10 should be perfectly fine. I used wire I had on hand... It is also VERY important to make sure you get rid of all the corroded wire so you get good adhesion between the solder and wires...

I am wrong as often as I am right concerning what is wrong with someone else' motorcycle without having seen the machine in person. Guessing with limited information, as to the source of the trouble, is sketchy at best.

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