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Recently heard a guy claiming some experience with Goldwings say ... "I've never seen a stator go bad on a 1200 after the 3 yellow wire fix". I for one am skeptical. What say you? - Sirkitrider
 

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i've never seen anyone owe someone else 13 trillion dollars, yet we've managed to do it.
 

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Anything can break at anytime.:? Ask NASA, NASCAR and the Airlines.
 

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Recently heard a guy claiming some experience with Goldwings say ... "I've never seen a stator go bad on a 1200 after the 3 yellow wire fix". I for one am skeptical. What say you? - Sirkitrider
I never saw a stator go bad period. They were all dead when I got there!
Everything has a service life. Stator is probably good for at best 70,000 miles. Unless you're talking fuelies. Then roscoe gets in the act and everything goes sideways........:ssshh:
 

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Yep, had 2 go afore 70k. One 85 int, and one 85 LTD
 

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Funny you should ask this question sirkitrider. Only a few days ago someone posted that his stator was gone bad and the 3 yellow wires were already soldered together. So yes, it can happen.
 

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please send him my name,i want to sell him flood insurance for his desert home
 

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What most people forget is there is another 3 wire connector up near the regulator/rectifyer. If that if neglected the same failure can and probably will occur.
 

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While we're at it. I added a heavy green ground- another one, from rectifier to frame and spliced in/soldered the ground to batter off the regulator as well.
the wires are hot but I can hold them. that was not the case before I did that extra ground wire work.
SS brush to bare metal on all grounds helped too- simple stuff
 

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Mine did...

When I had my '85 GL1200 it was converted to the 3 yellow wire modification. Then the stator went bad on it ...

I replaced the stator -- then the bike ...SO it never happened again to me...
 

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While we're at it. I added a heavy green ground- another one, from rectifier to frame and spliced in/soldered the ground to batter off the regulator as well.
the wires are hot but I can hold them. that was not the case before I did that extra ground wire work.
SS brush to bare metal on all grounds helped too- simple stuff

I did the same thing. My yellow wires still get hot enough to soften the insulation to where I could strip it off the wire with my thumbnail fairly easily.
 

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added another ground to my regulator hardwire and voltage output went from 14.1 to 14,5 on my SEI
 

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I have had three go bad after being hardwired. OK one of them was with only 3 miles on it, turned out one of the windings was raised and rubbed through by the rotor.

Anyone ever seen an alternator upgrade go bad?

If it ever does at least it is only 20 mins outside an autoparts store to correct.
 
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