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Location: Chandler, Arizona
I also have to agree with Lance, fusing the stator wires would result in running the stator with no load if a fuse blew, definitely not a good thing. One thing I do recommend, If you do it right, is removing the bullet connectors from the 3 yellow stator wires, and soldering the wires directly together. This must be done right for 2 reasons. One, you sure don't want one of those connections coming loose, and two, you do not want to increase the resistance at this connection. So you need a good solid connection, with no broken wire strands. I use a lighter and my thumb and fore finger to remove the insulation, instead of wire strippers, to make sure I don't break a single strand of wire (I used to install car stereos, and always stripped wires this way, to avoid breaking the fragile stranded wire. You heat the insulation till it is really soft, then just pull it off). Make sure the soldered joint is done right. I found the insulation on the wires near the bullet connectors had hardened due to heat, which is always due to high resistance, and figured a bad connection at the connectors was the cause. While pulling the connectors apart, one actually broke off. Apparently there was enough heat to even damage the wire itself. I slipped clear plastic tubing over the soldered connections, so I can keep an eye on them. Jerry.
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
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike