Replaced Stator and R/R and battery still not charging
I've replaced the stator and the R/R in my '95 Vulcan 750, and I'm still only reading battery voltage regardless of the engine speed. I've got a few ideas to try and was hoping to get your guys' feedback.
1. It's possible that the new stator is no good. I plan on checking the voltage between the stator leads as the bike's running. To my understanding, the voltage between any two leads should be about 40-80V. Is that correct? The resistance between any two leads is about 0.5 Ohms and there's no continuity between any of the leads and ground. My hunch is that the stator's good. This is the 2nd stator I've tried, and I don't want to replace it again. On a side note, if anyone has any questions about replacing the stator, I should have an answer.
2. Perhaps there's a short or open in the wires between the rectifier and the battery. I checked the continuity between the positive lead off the rectifier and the positive battery read and I'm getting zero Ohms as expected. Also no continuity between the positive rectifier lead and ground. Same successful, but reversed, readings for the negative lead. Does anyone have any idea what the resistance values should be between the brown wire and the positive battery terminal and between the brown wire and ground? When I look at the circuit diagram, I think there should be no continuity between the brown wire and the positive battery lead and maybe a few kOhms between the brown wire and the negative terminal, since current must travel through the loads. I would think this value would be the resistance of the running lights and license plate light, but I'm not entirely sure. Any ideas?
3. I've read some things on the forum that the headlight relay can go bad. How do I test this? Do I just pull the headlight fuse and see if the bike charges then? If it is do I relocate the blue wire from the 8 pin connector of the junction box? Also what's the purpose of the yellow stator lead going to the 10 pin connector of the junction box. Is this for the starter relay? Can I remove it to eliminate one more possible source of error?
4. If everything above checks out, I would think the new R/R is no good and needs to be replaced. Any thoughts here?
Thanks for your input. I've been trying to fix this charging issue for two months now, and it's starting to drive me a little insane.