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is there anyone in in. that can put in a stater for less than 1000.00 that what the dealer wants. i have a 86 wing
 

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:waving::waving:Welcome to the World's Greatest Goldwing Site dcpeg1! :waving::waving:

Wish I was closer to you I'd do it for a heck of a lot less.:(
 

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You need to research the 'Poorboy' alternator conversion. The stators go out every 45-60k miles.

The poorboy conversion will take a little part of your weekend once you get everything. Total is around $400 in parts, but you should also do the maintenance stuff while you are in there. That is around another $65.

You basically get a kit to put an external alternator on that is way better than the internal stator. And if the external alternator goes out, you don't have to remove your engine. If you need more info, do a search in this forum and the GW1200 owners forum. Many have made the conversion.
 

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send me your telly and lets talk, I live down on the river in Hanover, poorboy is the way I'm gonna go too with my new project bike the 84A my 85 is holding its charge fine right now.

Ride Safe, Ray:waving:
 

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Oh Yeah Welcome to this great site, alot of nice folks here.
 

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ok got your number will call in a few, go ahead and edit your post and delete your phone numbers so you don't get crank spam calls:D
 

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great talking with you Denny, will be looking foreward to meeting you and your bike Tuesday:action:we will check the stator and the RR and make sure that is not the problem. Just have your battery fully charged before bringing bike up that will save us some time right there.

Ride Safe, Ray:waving:
 

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Bad stator symptoms = dim lights, weak battery, sputtering ignition, hard to start, battery drain, fried connector on the left side of the battery(GL1200). If the stator is bad, you will not be able to ride it very long without charging it.



I would also bring some jumper cables JIC.
 

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What are the symptoms of a stator going bad?
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Ride Safe, Ray


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To add to what conley said you also should test your Rectifier it can kill a stator too
 

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I have a brand new rectifier I will sell you if yours is bad. Lemme know.
 

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Thanks. So far none of those symptoms-just voltage readings in the 11's and not all the time. Has me worried that something ain't right and maybe starting to get weak??
 

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Have you taken care of the 3 yellow wires coming from the stator on the left side of the battery? If not the connector plug is a known failure area which if let go can kill the stator. it is highly recommended to cut out plug and solder the 3 wires directly to each other. Do a search on 3 yellow wires or pm or someone else and we'll be glad to help you out.

Ride Safe, Ray:waving:
 

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Ray, Yes, that plug was eliminated long ago (when me and the bike were a lot younger)-those connections still look perfect. This is an 85 LTD. So far, my only symptom is a voltage reading that usually starts out in the 13's and often drops and stays in the 11's, but not always. Don't know enought about the electrics to know if that's a sign of the charging system problems or if it's normal. Checked batt voltage & it reads 12.5, so at least for now it seems to be staying charged.
 

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Could be a rectifier issue if the battery stays charged.

Perform the stator tests. If any of the yellow wires short to ground, you have a bad stator. You will have to separate the yellow wires to themselves if soldered though to perform that test.
 

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Thanks Conley. I think I saw some instructions on testing those yellow wires. I'll do that and go from there.
 
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