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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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Dead in the water.... Need big time advice

Okay, my bike died a few weeks ago at a redlight and I had to get some friends to haul it back to our apartment. When I looked at the
r/r connector it looked burned some, so I ordered another connector from a site that someone recommended. Got that in today and
since this was my first time to splice spade connectors to wires, promptly spent the next 3 hours working on that. Finally got that
taken care of and plugged in to the r/r... Previously I at least had power and could crank the bike on a full charge, but now nothing. No lights no nothing.

Here is how I plugged the wires into the connector that plugs into the r/r. If you were to lay the r/r flat with the fins up the wires are as such

TOP
Black/Yellow Brown Brown

Bottom
Yellow Yellow Yellow


Is this correct?


Next, I pull the fuse box cover off and start pulling fuses. The 30 amp fuse on the 2nd row on the right was blown. Well, from the schematic it looks like
that is the main fuse. All other fuses are fine....


And, to end it all, since I had the left side engine cover off to look at the fuses, I examined the 3 yellow stator wires at the bullet connectors. Well, one of the connectors
was melted and is missing in action... That would explain the lack of continuity in one of the yellow wires at the r/r connector end...

All this said, where in the heck do I start? Should I splice in 2 new bullet connectors to the yellow stator wire, then check for continuity back at the r/r end? Or has any of
this rambling indicated the stator is shot???

I'm now a freakin' mess...

Thank you in advance,
Steven

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With the r/r oriented so the 3 yellow wires are on the bottom, the three top wires should be
white, brown, black/yellow,-- according to my bike.

The notes I had written in my Clymer manual had them reversed (ie. b/y, br, w).
Sorry to anyone I have misled with that faulty info in the past.

Check for continuity and AC voltage at the burned wire to the stator before spending time fixing it.

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July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


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With the r/r oriented so the 3 yellow wires are on the bottom, the three top wires should be
white, brown, black/yellow,-- according to my bike.

The notes I had written in my Clymer manual had them reversed (ie. b/y, br, w).
Sorry to anyone I have misled with that faulty info in the past.

Check for continuity and AC voltage at the burned wire to the stator before spending time fixing it.
Gordon, am I right in saying the 3 yellow stator wires are interchangeable as they connect to the r/r? Also, the sequence of the top wires you mentioned, is that from left to right or right to left? And what would you recommend to clean the insulation to be able to differentiate between the white and brown wires, as when I was looking at them late last night they both looked similar in color (light brown)?

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As far as the bullets missing; I would go ahead and (tempoarily) crimp a connector on and reconnect the wires. Replace the fuse, and check for charging at the battery after you get it started.

If everything checks out, then you canput the bullets in and then TAPE them together.


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Any idea about the yellow wires on the r/r connector and if they are interchangeable in where they fit in the wiring harness connector on the bottom row?

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Yellow wires are interchangeable.


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New stator
My version of the Marbleing
New paint and trim
New oversized front tire
Degoated
Iridium Plugs
New grip and lever covers
New(er) Ignition switch

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A good ride

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Cool... Thank you. I thought I had read that somewhere and wasn't loosing my mind completely...

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With the r/r oriented so the 3 yellow wires are on the bottom, the three top wires should be
white, brown, black/yellow,-- according to my bike.

The notes I had written in my Clymer manual had them reversed (ie. b/y, br, w).
Sorry to anyone I have misled with that faulty info in the past.

Check for continuity and AC voltage at the burned wire to the stator before spending time fixing it.
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Gordon, am I right in saying the 3 yellow stator wires are interchangeable as they connect to the r/r? Also, the sequence of the top wires you mentioned, is that from left to right or right to left? And what would you recommend to clean the insulation to be able to differentiate between the white and brown wires, as when I was looking at them late last night they both looked similar in color (light brown)?
Yes, w, br, black/y from left to right, IF the r/r is laying with the yellow wires on the bottom, and the cooling fins up, as you asked.

IF the r/r is still attached to the bottom of the battery box with the yellow wires above the other three in the connector, the wire colors from left to right would be reversed. (ie. b/y, br, w)

Yes the 3 yellow stator wires are interchangeable.

You can use pretty much anything to clean the wires. Water and liquid soap, Simple Green, engine degreaser, a little WD-40 sprayed on a rag, etc. Just stay away from strong solvents that might melt or dissolve the insulation.

Gordon

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Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


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Thanks Gordon. Will try to fit this in this afternoon after work. Eager to find out if this is just a wiring issue, the stator failed or the r/r failed? Any other reason you would know as to why one of the yellow wires from the stator end would melt like that?

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Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
coastered
R/R relocated
Slipstreamer Hellfire windshield
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Anyone know off the top of their head what gauge wire the yellow stator wires are? Trying to figure out what size bullet connector to get.

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