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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Readings from my multimeter - perhaps...?!?
Ok, I set the multimeter for ohms, but put it on "auto" so that the meter could decide the appropriate way to measure the resistance. I just measured across the three yellow wires (crossing around positive and negative, so I've got six total readings), and although there was some initial jumping around, my measures run from a low of .4 to a high of .7. Ohms, not k ohms or m ohms. For the r/r measures, I was getting in the hundreds of k ohms (I guess that counts as "infinity"?); and from an earlier diagnostic run oin the bike - when it was all in one piece - the battery went from 12.79v cold to 12.0v idling after I'd ridden it a couple of miles. Then it wouldn't re-start (clearly not charging), so I started pulling pieces.
Sooooo, I know the readings I'm getting on the stator are "close" to the recommended measures, and if I went out and measured again, could be a little different. But let's say I replace the r/r and put in a new MF battery. If I am wrong, and the stator is blown but I've not replaced it, how would I know? More to the point: If I think the stator is ok and I replace only the other parts(r/r and battery), but the stator is really not okay, what additional damage will I do to my bike?
Hot day here, but beautiful - too bad I'm sitting in the garage...