Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Those horribly efficient pin connectors need a glasses screw driver wedged in next to the locking tab to push it out of the way. Just follow that tabs course with the screw driver in the same direction as the wires. It's not easy to find the correct hole sometimes either. I also like to keep a small pair of channel locks to carefully grab the male connector for a better grip, and gently wiggle out, if you have fat pudgy fingers like mine. They should come easily when the catch tab is properly engaged.
On the stator you are testing for resistance in Ohms. Just pull the three yellow wires apart at the connectors just in front of the fuse box (they're all the same, so don't worry about mixing them up). Set your meter at x1 ohm and place meter leads on two of the stator leads (the females I believe, coming from underneath). You want a reading of 0.34 to 0.52 ohms. Any more or less, and that leg is shot. Test between all three wires.
Now, check for proper stator insulation. Set your meter to the highest resistance setting, x1k ohm. Connect one meter lead to ground, and the other to one of the stator leads. You should read infinity, nothing, nada, zip, zero, zilch. Try all three leads.
Now the R/R is another matter. I believe someone on here actually posted the chart. I got some different readings than the OEM manual, but I had a known good R/R to cross check, and I think that was just my meter acting funny.
You might also want to check for any other electrical short by disconnecting the battery negative lead, and placing the meter on high resistance. Place your negative meter lead onto chassis ground, and the red lead onto the positive battery wire. This should also read zero. If it does not, you have a short somewhere in the electrical circuits which will drain your battery.
Hope this helps ya.
The Hos '93 VN750
New fork seals, tires next
Thunderbolt '81 KZ1000 M1
Down from cam chain tensioner malfunction
My window is always down when I drive because I'd rather be on my motorcycle.