1985 Honda Goldwing 1200 Interstate stator issue

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Albert Luce
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1985 Honda Goldwing 1200 Interstate stator issue

Post by Albert Luce » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:26 am

I have an 1985 Honda Goldwing Intersate which the original stator was replaced 4 years ago. The replacement only lasted 4 years. The replacement worked well till mid summer 2015 where it began only charging to 12.5 volts max. If I put any load on it, it will only go to +-12 volts.
I basically went to the extend of removing all fuses, installed a new battery, and still, only max 12.5 volts. Now, the bike is at a bikeshop where they have indicated that it is indeed the stator (charging system) again. The one that was installed was an after market as the original Honda one could no longer be ordered.

Would any one have suggestions of which good stator to order under which vendor as I do not want to have the same after market one installed.

Replies and help is much appreciated. Albert

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Re: 1985 Honda Goldwing 1200 Interstate stator issue

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:46 am

Knowing the GL1200's propensity for stator failure, and facing yet another expensive stator replacement, I think my choice would be to do a Poorboy alternator conversion and end the stator problem for good.

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Re: 1985 Honda Goldwing 1200 Interstate stator issue

Post by SilverDave » Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:07 pm

If you were doing it yourself, I'd recommend a Ricks stator :
http://ricksmotorsportelectrics.com/par ... 5HTDEyMDBJ
Finished in a longish weekend, and back to original type of charging .
Several local 1200 owners have reported good things from Ricks.

Perhaps also replace battery , and also a Ricks reg/rect.
http://ricksmotorsportelectrics.com/par ... 5HTDEyMDBJ

If Honda is doing it ... its gonna cost a lotta $$$.

If you don't like either option :
then a Poorboy conversion .

You pays your Money, and you takes your choice

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