Official "Cheeky Plonker"
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Spring, Texas, USA.
So if you do get it to jump up and run, and still experience charging problems, then the good news is, you still have the 3 yellow wire plug.
99 times out of 100 that plug burns out well before the stator goes south. If the PO was telling you the truth about it running recently.
Chances are that the clutch itself is OK too, they're pretty bulletproof for 100K or so. How many miles are on it?
For what it's worth and if I may be so bold? The current rebuild of the `80, `81, `82 & `83 GL1100STDASPENSTATE can be followed on classicgoldwings.com in a thread called "The plan is to turn 140,000 into 50,000."