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Probably looking at a stator change within the next month. I am still needing to test mine. Can anyone tell me if i need to test in ac or dc since it is before the regulator rectifier and what level i should be looking for for each wire?
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AC, with it disconnected. You should get 50 to 60 VAC from each pair A-B, A-C & B-C. The DC test is bogus, doesn't work.

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AC, with it disconnected. You should get 50 to 60 VAC from each pair A-B, A-C & B-C. The DC test is bogus, doesn't work.
So what you are saying is i need to bridge my negative and positive wires from my meter between the posts in the order you stated with the bike running and see what is read, or do i need to connect negative to negative on battery and just check all three plugs?
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it is Alternating current, there is no Positive or Negative terminal.


you have 3 wires. choose two of them and place the meter leads across them, w/o wondering which is which.


then hold one lead, move the other voltmeter lead to the next one in clockwise order, and that should read the same a/c voltage.



then hold the last lead, and leap frog again with the meter lead....


as Dave said, if you mark them "A" and "B" and "C"
measure across


A-B
B-C
C-A


and write down what you find and report back here.
again, the meter must be in A/C volts

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it is Alternating current, there is no Positive or Negative terminal.


you have 3 wires. choose two of them and place the meter leads across them, w/o wondering which is which.


then hold one lead, move the other voltmeter lead to the next one in clockwise order, and that should read the same a/c voltage.



then hold the last lead, and leap frog again with the meter lead....


as Dave said, if you mark them "A" and "B" and "C"
measure across


A-B
B-C
C-A


and write down what you find and report back here.
again, the meter must be in A/C volts
Alright will do, it will be next week as I am out of state.
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Justin,

It's the three wires from the stator. The battery is not part of the test.

Also check to make sure the connector from the stator to the wiring harness is not melted or corroded.


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It's the three wires from the stator. The battery is not part of the test.

Also check to make sure the connector from the stator to the wiring harness is not melted or corroded.


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Ok thanks for the info I will hopefully be testing it next week.
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oh, forgot to mention the OSHA required statement.


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oh, forgot to mention the OSHA required statement.


do not hold those bare leads in your bare hands!
there will be about 70 yelps out of you in hurry.
Haha that is true!!! While on the subject do you or anyone else have any good leads on videos for engine removal? Just in case it comes to that.
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Haha that is true!!! While on the subject do you or anyone else have any good leads on videos for engine removal? Just in case it comes to that.

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