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Location: Chandler, Arizona
Unfortunately it's probably the stator. It could be the R/R, but it's usually the stator. You didn't say what year or mileage. Before buying anything, the stator can be checked to see whether it is good or not. You will need to look around between the stator connection to the engine, and then R/R, find 3 yellow wires with bullet connectors in them, take the bullet connectors apart (when you put them back it doesn't matter how you connect them they are all the same) and measure the resistance with an ohmmeter. the resistance between any 2 of the three yellow wires should be 0.34-0.52 ohms. If you get infinity between any of the yellow wires, the stator is shot.
I ride a Harley, and I always stop when I see a bike parked beside the road. I also have several Japanese bikes, I am not an H-D snob.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
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1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike