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Location: Chandler, Arizona
Definitely check the connections in all 3 yellow wires coming from the stator. Mine melted a long time ago. I cut out the plugs and soldered the wires together. It never stopped charging though, I caught it just in time. If the wires are ok/repaired, the simplist thing to do is check for voltage between the battery posts at about 3000 rpm. It should be around 14V, and should go up and down with engine speed. If not, the charging system is not working, and you can proceed to test the stator. I found mine was shorted to ground.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike