Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Jacksonville fl
For the original configuration of the bike as far as i know there is only one terminal that connects to the positive terminal of the battery. What ever wires need to go there they would be connected to that one terminal inside the wire harness. Have you measured the DC voltage at the battery when the engine is running? Should be about battery voltage when the RPM's are low and the voltage should increase as the RPM's increase. According to my manual the voltage should be 14-15vdc at the higher RPM's. If its much higher i would say you have a bad R/R If the voltage does not rise and stays at battery voltage then you may have a bad stator. I have couple questions for you, is your battery good? My bike came with a battery that you had to maintain the fluid levels on and i let mine dry up not thinking about a non maintenance free battery. Second, and this may sound weird but when the bike is running does your headlight work? A quick check you can do for the stator is check the resistance of the stator wires to each other and then to ground (chassis). you should have close to 1 ohm between each of the stator wires and you should have a infinate reading to each of the wires to ground meaning that the wires are not shorted to ground. I dont know your experiance level so i hope i didnt insult you in any way. Im a bit new at this but i just went through this exact same problem with my bike, but when i noticed it, my headlight wasnt on. I have some post myself when my headlight wasnt working, you can find them in the forum and see the advice i got.
Last edited by ifixf18s; 05-10-2011 at 06:59 PM.