Stator wire connection

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Stator wire connection

Post by stever » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:11 pm

I recently purchase a 1987 GL 1200 that the stator is out of and the previous owner had cut the 3 wire plug that connects the stator to the wiring harness. My question is this, would anyone know what order in which of the 3 wires goes to the regulator/rectifier.


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Re: Stator wire connection

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:05 pm

It doesn't matter. The three yellow wires are part of three-phase power, so any wire can be connected to any wire - they're all the same. As long as each yellow wire is connected, you're good.

Most owners will intentionally cut out the three-pin connector and solder the wires directly, because the connectors tend to heat up, melt and fail, and take your (expensive and hard to replace) stator with it.

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Re: Stator wire connection

Post by thrasherg » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:48 am

As wingAdmin states, the stator puts out an AC signal in 3 phases, the order you connect them is not important, that's why they have 3 yellow wires (The wires are all the same colour as connection order does not matter). As mentioned, if you are refitting a stator I would highly recommend that you get the wires from the stator to the bike wire loom soldered, rather than use the 3 pin plug. The plug corrodes and makes a bad contact, this causes a lot of heat to be produced (causing the plug to melt) and prevents the battery from being properly charged.


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Re: Stator wire connection

Post by david4752 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:14 am

If stator is out (not working?) why not do the automotive alternator change out. Read this thread from this forum.
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