Charging system FML i just wanna ride
So I kind of usurped Shark88's post today, whoops so here is a new thread.I also posted a couple false things on there since I was basing everything off a quick inspection this morning with a crappy multimeter.
Ive been driving my bike around... until i went to go pass inspection after a rainstorm. Headlight worked getting there. Then would not work (with bike on) when i needed it. Basically it works intermittently. Then i got stranded elsewhere with a dead battery. So pushed it up a hill jumped on... and yea got home.
SOO after feeling like a dumbass ( for not checking the charging system when i bought the bike couple months back ) and after seeing all the issues posted on here, thought it was time to make some moves.
Turn bike on . showing 12.4 V across battery terminals , no fluctuation ( ie not charging when the engine is revved)
The three yellow wires coming out of the stator were melted at the bullet connectors. Respliced those but still dont see the battery charging. So I cut them again and performed the correct tests in order. This is what i get. Pretty sure the stator is dead tho.
A1 to Ground: 2.1 ohms
A2 to Ground: 5.0 ohms
A3 to Ground: 22.0 ohms
These numbers all varied slightly while reading on a good calibrated Fluke. The also were a little higher with the engine hot. ---> not lookn good.
AC voltage test Stator Leads with bike on:
A1 to A2: 21 V
A1 to A3: 21 V
A2 to A3: 23 V
There was some fluctuation here but nothing near 40 - 70 V.
Wasnt sure if this test was polarity sensitive ( no right?) so didnt do A2 to A1 for example.
The battery is brand new and fully charged showing 13 V with bike off. Bypassed the headlight relay by plugging the blue wire from the 8 pin connector into the empty spot. Headlight comes on with key on. With bike on battery now shows a little charging from like 12.3 to 12.6 volts.
RR checks out like this (stupid clymer confusing test table)
My Fluke reads 0 L ohm for some of these and -0 L ohm with a beep for others and small resistance values for others. I believe the 0 L ohm to be infinity and -0 L ohm to be continuity i guess. Doesnt matter really b/c im getting resistance where i shouldnt.
Battery to Battery: N/A
Battery to Motor: 0L ohm
Battery to Ground: 0L ohm
Battery to A1A2A3: .5-.6 ohms
Motor to Battery: .4-.5 ohms
Motor to Motor: N/A
Motor to Ground: 0L ohm
Motor to A1A2A3: .9 ohms
Ground to Battery: -0L ohm beep
Ground to Motor: -0L ohm beep
Ground to Ground: N/A
Ground to A1A2A3: -0L ohm beep
A1A2A3 to Battery: .7 ohms
A1A2A3 to Motor: .9 ohms
A1A2A3 to Ground: 0L ohm
A1A2A3 to A1A2A3: N/A
So im getting shorts to ground in the stator its proly all melted and crap with i guess happened when two of those yellow wires melted together?
I dont know about the RR but i guess il get a new mosfet one anyway.