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bweeks
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stator check

Postby bweeks » Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:02 am



I was checking my stator on my 1986 interstate last night because the volt meter gauge I have on it wasn't reading but 12 volts I checked the three yellow wires with dc I got 6.1,6.3,6.1 then I switched it to achieve volt I got 23 on two wires and 16 on the third wire .then put multimeter back on dc on battery I got 12.25 at idle and at about 3500 rpm it slowly came up to 13.05 then I checked yellow wires to ground I got a really weird reading like high 600's on each wire what do you think any advice on this would be appreciated thanks



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Re: stator check

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:17 am

You're doing it wrong. The stator puts out AC, so if your meter is set to DC, it will read incorrect values. Set your meter to read AC, disconnect the stator and connect the meter to each pair of yellow wires with the engine at about 3500 RPM. You should read at least 48 VAC on each pair.

The fact that your battery is coming up to 13 volts indicates that your stator is charging the battery. If your meter is reading 13 volts at the battery, and your onboard voltmeter is still reading only 12, then your onboard voltmeter has an issue.

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Re: stator check

Postby f1xrupr » Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:51 am

Wingadmin is correct! Be vary careful what you read on the net and see on YouTube in regards to testing charging systems-there is some bad info out there!
Charging systems on some "Oldwings" are even sensitive to driving speeds and/or habits in relation to battery levels-esp if battery is "tired".
My exercise bike is a goldwing.

bweeks
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Re: stator check

Postby bweeks » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:09 am

Thanks I will do that tomorrow but now I'm not to concerned I am getting 13 volts at battery it just takes awhile to get there

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Re: stator check

Postby 86pearlblue » Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:47 am

I was under the impression that disconnecting the stator while running is bad for the stator?

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Re: stator check

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:17 pm

86pearlblue wrote:I was under the impression that disconnecting the stator while running is bad for the stator?


It won't harm it. It's just a magnet with some coils. When it's connected, current is flowing through the coils. When it's disconnected, no current flows - but voltage potential is still there, and it's potentially lethal, so be careful! But no, it won't harm it at all. I wouldn't disconnect it WHILE the bike is running, but running with it while disconnected is fine.




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