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83 GL1100 charging problem

I was riding today and saw the volt meter drop from 14 to 12 volts. Went home and started trouble shooting. I unplugged the white plug with the 3 yellow wires and noticed one terminal was a little corroded. I wire brushed all the terminals and plugged it back together. That solved the problem. My question is, should I bypass the white plug and hard wire it or replace the terminals in the plug?
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yes you should hard wire that is the main cause of the charging problem
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Thanks for the response. I should just cut and solder the wires or use solderless butt connectors?
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yes you should hard wire that is the main cause of the charging problem
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Thanks for the response. I should just cut and solder the wires or use solderless butt connectors?

Rosin core solder only!!!

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That's all I used..thanks
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do not use any kind of connector, that is an invitation to trouble.

hard wire and solder as previously mentioned.

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there is another connector near the battery or main harness. Cut it out too!
One goes and it takes the other out.
For those new to this problem of 80s stator wiring issue:
Honda had a major problem with the lower connector, used in nearly every honda of the 80s
from the 3 wheeler 110, to the Wing

Ck all along its wiring for damage
Be glad you saw the voltage drop,,FIRE is often a first clue to connector failure = 50 amp hot leads touching is not good
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