86 Stator question


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vtflatlander1
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86 Stator question

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I have replaced my stolen 84 1200 with an 86 1200. Both are Interstates but the 86 doesn't have as much extras as the 84 did. My question is does the 86 have the same Stator system as the 84 or did Honda improve the stator problem/
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Fred



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Charlie1Horse
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Re: 86 Stator question

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I don't think Honda improved on that stator but, there are a couple of things you can do to make it last longer. First off, check the plug in front of the battery, the one with 3 yellow wires. That was a big problem with the GL1200s. It was a poor design. This connector is not a sealed connector and it is placed in a vertical position. It collects dirt and junk down in the top wire's holes. The dirt collects moisture, the moisture causes corrosion, the corrosion causes bad connectivity, the bad connections cause high resistance and heat, the heat causes the connector and wires to catch on fire as my GL1200 Aspencade did. If this connector is still in good condition, seal the wires on both plugs with silicone and put some dielectric grease inside the connector before plugging it back in. If it is already burned black, melted, and deformed, cut all the wires back to good insulation and solder the wires together solid (bypass the connector).
Secondly, replace all your lights with LEDs and electronic flasher. They are easier on the battery and charging system, making the stator last longer. After I did this to mine I have not had any more problems. BTW it doesn't matter which yellow wire you solder to which, they are all the same. I hope this helps.
Russell

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vtflatlander1
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Re: 86 Stator question

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Thanks Russell
I know all about the stator yellow wires and dog bone fuse from my 84. That was one of it's problems. I have the alternator and most parts to do a poor boy style conversion which was for the 84 so I can use it on the 86 Just wanted to make sure the system is still the same before I convert it. Thanks
Fred

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Re: 86 Stator question

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vtflatlander1 wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:10 am
Thanks Russell
I know all about the stator yellow wires and dog bone fuse from my 84. That was one of it's problems. I have the alternator and most parts to do a poor boy style conversion which was for the 84 so I can use it on the 86 Just wanted to make sure the system is still the same before I convert it. Thanks
Fred
To my knowledge, and I'm not entirely sure really, but I think the stator and system, are the same for all interstates,and aspys, 84 to 87 they where increased in power output for the sei and ltd only. there where slight changes, like pulse generators which are in the rear for 84 but are in the front for 85 to 87. there may be other cosmetic changes in wiring across the years, but the basics are the same. It wouldnt hurt perhaps to check with the folks you got the kit from just to be sure.



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