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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-19-2014, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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was checking stator wires going to solder the connections and low and behold the bullet connectors must of had bad connections because the insulation on the was melted to the wires and where they where taped together one had melted to another almost shorting out . glad i didnt wait much longer , i would be replacing a stator. now the connections are soldered and shrink wraped. so to all that still have bullet connetors on this pay careful attention to them!!!

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-20-2014, 07:55 AM
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if it wasnt for this site and people i wouldnt have given them a second thought

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leathersaddle bags(take on/ off)
memphis slim windshield (depends on mood)
p/u coils set at .020
agm battery , flame embossed seat cover
drilled clutch hub(3-20-12)
stainless steel coasters (3-28-12)
toc mccts installed(4/3/13)also changed to led bulbs in tail lamp
k&n air filters (4/20/13)
iridium plugs(4/20/13) along with ngk plug caps
V&H pipes, crash bars , luggage rack 4/5/2014
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I had the same thing happen to me a few season's ago.....so glad you caught it in time.

I will tell you that it is better to NOT bunch up the bullet connectors. The connectors do get warm, plus they are situated pretty close to the rear header where it is hot....they will eventually melt if tied together.

I left them tied to the frame (loosely) but seperate from each other so that the air passing over them can keep them cool....never had a problem after that.
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My opinion... Soldering the connections is the best.
If you stator fails, it's still easy to remove.
So, good catch!
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yeh kc i used shrink tube but added more wire to keep away from rear header

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memphis slim windshield (depends on mood)
p/u coils set at .020
agm battery , flame embossed seat cover
drilled clutch hub(3-20-12)
stainless steel coasters (3-28-12)
toc mccts installed(4/3/13)also changed to led bulbs in tail lamp
k&n air filters (4/20/13)
iridium plugs(4/20/13) along with ngk plug caps
V&H pipes, crash bars , luggage rack 4/5/2014
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I went to longer and heavier wires too....rerouted em completely....



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