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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-06-2015, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Pickup coil wires broke off

I was just finishing up with the tuxedo stator mod and as I was putting everything back together I noticed one of the wires on one of the pickup coils had come off. When I grabbed it to take a closer look the 2nd wire came off also.

I am not surprised that it broke off so easily as the stator was absolutely fried when I removed it so I wouldn't be surprised if the wiring to this was too brittle to be handled.

I tried soldering it back on, but I haven't soldered anything since 8th grade electronics class and I feel like I was just melting the plastic housing and not getting any sort of connection.

Is there a specific solder wire I need to make this work? (I was using a friends soldering iron and his wire, no clue on the gauge)

Is there any way I can salvage this pickup coil without needed to buy new ones?

As soon as I get my 5 posts I can post a picture, but for a better visual, the wires that run in front of the stator into the pickup coil broke off right at the magnetic housing.

Any help is appreciated.
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looks like the contact points are pretty recessed below the level of plastic in that first photo. You may need to cut.grind that down to get the contact points exposed. Once you get to that point, soldering the wires back on should be fairly easy. After soldered, put some silicon or some such on there to insulate the solder joints.

Or maybe someone who's had to had to do this on these coils can provide some better input.

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I think any attempt is futile. It's such a delicate job...
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Just a heads up, retail on those is almost $160
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Might need to give that a shot today. It seems like it is my only hope so far.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-07-2015, 04:43 PM
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while you are there might as well do the pickup coil mod, it will take 10 minutes and fix the hot start issue, I just did the stator plate mod but forgot to set my pickups with a feeler guage and my hot start issue is back. next oil change I will pull the cover and reset them!

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acct to mcct mod https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17917

rekeying locks, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7309

stator replacement walkthrough, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11369
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If the solder job fails, seems here are several people paring out bike. Hopefully someone will have a set that the can make you a deal on.

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i had the exact thing happen 2 me last friday,i was goin 2 change my stator & when i seen 1 wire wasnt connected i didnt know what i was gonna do,then i showed my son how it turned in 2 a little more of a project,the other wire came off exactly below the level of the plastic,i was hoping that id be able 2 make a fix by soldering it 2,but he said i should get new 1s,there not exactly a few $,im glad that i seen ur answer that they could be fixed as long as its done good (because of being in motor oil) thanks 4 ur feedback
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sorry,i didnt state where the wire was broken off from. it was on the pulsing coil
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