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well went for a ride today and when i shut off the bike it wouldn't start. dead battery. is there something else other than a stator that would affect this? the stator plug was already cut out and soldered.
 

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You could have a faulty regulator/rectifier. Or maybe just to much electicle stuff going on for the battery to be recharged. You should still do the stator test to be sure it's putting out the required 50/60 volts... :gunhead:
 

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A short that drained the battery, bad confection in the charging circuit..bad battery dead cell.
 

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You will need to check things out in an orderly fashion to find out what's working and what's not.
1. Are you sure the battery is dead? Will it take a charge? Will it hold a charge?
2. Blown fuse?

3. Loose battery cable?

Try charging the battery overnight.

Put jumper cables from a good battery over to the bike's. See if it will start that way.
 

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well i did some checking. the stator is putting out 50 volts between a & b, 50 volts between a & c, and 25 volts between b & c. no shorts to ground. At 2500 rpm there is no rise in voltage at the battery. her's hoping its not the stator and just the regulator.
 

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It's my understanding the AC voltage should be the same for all three yellow wires, as was on my 1100 when I checked it. 50 AC volts sounds somewhat low to be honest. Mine was nearly 75v when revved.
 

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Time to convert to an external alternator my friend! kits are available. Do a search on "Poor boy kit".
 

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hatchetman wrote:
Time to convert to an external alternator my friend! kits are available. Do a search on "Poor boy kit".

where do I get it?
 

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That seems like a good deal. Depends on how high the bid goes. Looks like the only thing that one might have to do along with installing the kit is extend/straighten the lower radiator hose. Somewhere, I don't remember where, I have seen online installation instructions. Wish I could remember where. I believe it was under "external alternator". Sorry I can't be of more help.



Check this site out: http://gl1200goldwings.com/techcenter/article1003.htm

Terry
 
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