Stator test


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Stator test

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I did the test according to youtube



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without cutting wires. I had better than 8 volts on 2 wires but only had 2 -3.4 volts on the last.Is my stator fried or must I cut the 3 stator wires to be sure? Thank you in advance. After hearing the New Presidents inaugural speech I'm inspired to make my 86 GL1200 great again! Tired of trickle charging)



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Most likely your connector that was pure white when new is burnt brownish now? Melted? If so on either and as many of the failed stators have happened from poor connection in those burnt connectors which is from dirty contact causing heat thus melting the connectors and burning the wire strands back from the connector. The burnt copper wires will be grayish black instead of clean copper in color.
Read the How to remove the connector and cut back the burnt yellow wires back to clean wire, solder in new wire and heat shrink, it's in the How To Articles section at the top of page (header).
You won't get a good reading from burnt wires and connector to know if your stator is good or not.

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This is on the 1100s but is the same on 1200s.
Do your homework, read all the posts thoroughly.

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You HAVE to cut the wires to make the test. Can't get correct info while it's connected. Values obtained while connected are useless.

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Re: Stator test

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wilmo wrote:You HAVE to cut the wires to make the test. Can't get correct info while it's connected. Values obtained while connected are useless.
Correct. Otherwise, a bad stator could affect the expected reading of the regulator, and a bad regulator could affect the affected reading of the stator. You must isolate the two in order to properly test the stator.



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