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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-10-2012, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Ok for 10 months I have been working on my Wing, Keep in mind I have had this bike for over years ..
This past year I wanted to make it look good again.
2 day's ago I finished Weeeeee
I bring to my buddy who owns his body shop ( he told me how and what I need for the new paint I wanted to do ) Wanted to show off my cool looking and running bike lol So as I get ready to leave after bragging about my Wing and how great she looks and run ..It would NOT start.. dead battery ( lol that will teach me to talk to much or brag about my bike )
So I test the stator first thing and I am getting 15VAC , 14VAC and 1 VAC , across the 3 yellow wires , So I am guessing its a bad stator..
Can anyone tell me what is a good replacement to get, I hear OEM is OK but hard to find and does not have more AMP's, I am looking for Something with a higher AMP. output and Do I also need to replace the rectifier because I am going to install a higher AMP stator if there is a quality one to install.
Anyway here is a pic , hehe yes I am showing it off ..
I did all the painting, all the engine chrome, tail lights and a few others things are new
( my first paint job, My friend with the above paint and body shop was a great help on the do's and dont's)

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Real sorry to hear about the stator man. I have an 84 so I know my day is coming as well. I have already talked with the guy that will do the job when the time comes. I thought about the poor boy thing for a long time but think I will keep it OEM. By nothing but luck I found my 3 yellow wire plug just starting to melt last summer.

Your bike looks fantastic though! Love the color.
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Nice, but the seat doesn't match, and what are all those strings hanging from the saddlebag rails? JK. The stator on my '85 recently went (the 1200s seem to have much more problematic charging systems than the 1100s for some reason), but they also have an option of switching to an automotive alternator, which is what I plan to do. While you can't get a kit for the 1100, it can and has been done. I would definitely look into it before pulling the engine to replace the stator.

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Thx,Newday How are things ?
I thought about the conversion, I just don't have the equipment to make the mod's and they don't make one for the GL1100 with having the mods already made, Plus having to change the radiator and the other stuff is just to much for me..
LOL I know that sounds funny when comparing to removing the engine, But its just a matter of reading a repair manual to remove the engine and change the stator.. I just need to know what a good higher output brand stator is and will I need to change the rectifier as well..
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