Stator wires


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Stator wires

Postby fcanary » Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:25 am



After reading all the horror stories about the yellow stator wires frying in the plug and doing stator damage I have decided to solder them as recommended. I do plumbing and gasfitting for a living and soldiering copper pipe is no problem. I have never done it to wiring. Any advise such as type of solder, the proper way to join the wires before solering what kind of solder and flux, is there a video? Any help would be appreciated.



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Re: Stator wires

Postby Whisky » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:05 am

I have seen a few on how to. I just shrink tube mine. Is your stator good? there is a video on that too. It is on you tube and I believe it is ricks electric. He will talk you thru on how to check it.

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Re: Stator wires

Postby flash1942 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:55 pm

Use 60/40 rosin core solder. Slide on 3 heat shrink tubes. Twist each wire with an overlap twist, solder then insulate with the heat shrink sleeves. You may want to tape the joints as well for extra insurance.

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Re: Stator wires

Postby SilverDave » Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:42 pm

Radio shack used to sell a set of three nested sizes shrink wrap .

I would recommend three things :
A . First, completely test the "free" stator with the well known 3-part Stator test to be sure its worth saving .
( and test the reg/rect, too with the 5 part test )

B . Practise soldering this very important splice on several pieces of scrap 12 ga wire, until you feel confident you're doing it right.

C. I would recommend the Lineman's splice for these 75 volt AC connections :

https://bigbolt101.wordpress.com/2012/0 ... ns-splice/

( also known as a Western Union Splice )..... again about 5 practise joints until you are happy with the joint .

Wire soldering is NOT the same as copper pipe soldering , especially on a moving, vibrating motorcycle. A cold solder joint can leave you stranded with no stator!!

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Re: Stator wires

Postby flash1942 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:32 pm

Good advice silverdave. I don't think I ever knew what the name of that splice was. That's what I was trying to describe.
A cold solder joint is just as bad as the notorious plug!

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Re: Stator wires

Postby fcanary » Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:55 pm

Thanks to all, the linesman wrap seems easy enough. I'll give I a try next week.

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Re: Stator wires

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:47 pm

Make sure you use 60/40 rosin core solder meant for electrical work - acid core plumber's solder will cause failed connections and damaged wire.

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Re: Stator wires

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:48 pm

WingAdmin wrote:Make sure you use 60/40 rosin core solder meant for electrical work - acid core plumber's solder will cause failed connections and damaged wire.


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