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I had whined before about reduced alternator output: 21 amps in February dropping to 15 amps in July and 95-100 temps. I ordered and installed the EC wiring harness, looking for an easy fix. Before connecting to the harness I checked stator wire to wire resistance at 0.6 ohms, the same as Feb. The stator wire to ground resistance shows 0.6 ohms (shorted from winding common connection, inside stator to ground) on all wires, compared to Feb's 20 Megohms (open). The stator wire to wire no load voltage is about the same at 60 VAC at 2500 rpm.

Being poor, Ineed a cheap fix. Is there a way I could burn off the short with a high current?
How long do you guess it would take a first timer to pull engne, install stator, replace engine? Who has wrenched on his own bikes for 20 years (which isn't a lot).
How much labor at $60/hour for a decent Wing specialist mechanic to uninstall the engine, replace the stator and re-install the engine, ? Do you see the failure repeating itself?

A Canadian guy on EBay is advertising new stators with 20% greater output for $200. I've seen rebuilts for $150. I haven't had the courage to see what big Red wants.

Thanks for sharing experience and sugggestions,

Bob Rust Albuquerque :baffled:
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