VN 1985 stator burned
Hi, just an update on my summer riding season that was going so well and then my battery started acting up. Thanks to the forum, I checked my stator wires output and got less than 10V charge. Well I did remove the engine enough to get access to the stator I found the thing severely damaged, blackened sections from shorting out I guess. I have a spare one and will put it back together when I receive my new gasket.
Fortunately, considering the age of the bike, I did not break or stripped any existing bolts, including muffler-manifold studs.
I do not foresee major issues putting it back together.
Funny, I was reading about unfortunate stator stories and I did not have a clue this would happen to me. Well I guess we all get there at some point.
thank you forum for the info.