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|12-03-2011 07:38 PM|
Originally Posted by VN750Rider/Jerry View Post
For closure, here is a pic of the (new to me) R/R, and harness installed on a bracket that's over the fuse box.
|12-03-2011 11:14 AM|
|VN750Rider/Jerry||I had a hunch the stator was still good. The best way to go when you have burned connectors might be to just cut them out and solder the wires together. This eliminates a possible point of high resistance, which is what burned the connector in the first place. I did this with the three yellow stator wires at the 3 bullet connectors. The wires were brown and hardened from heat. One of the connectors broke off while I was disconnecting them. I soldered everything, used shrink wrap on it, and have not noticed a problem since. Apparently the bullet connectors were not making good contact.|
|11-30-2011 05:13 PM|
...and now we're charging! Up to 14.5v while > 3k rpm.
The cheap Chinese regulator lasted (at most) 30 running hours that the PO bought for $60 on eBay, and it never pushed more than 13.6v. This $17 pulled r/r is immediately pushing good charging volts. Goes to show that sometimes quality matters
Update: I just got back from an hour or so cruise and all is still well in the world. Feels good to be riding again!
|11-30-2011 02:20 PM|
That's awfully nice MaDeInSin. I guess we'll see after I put in my replacement R/R.
The R/R just came in but the replacement harness *just* shipped today - horrible! I'm going to go to some auto stores to see if I can find a harness to replace mine *today* as I really don't want to cause issues using a janky harness.
|11-28-2011 09:31 PM|
Originally Posted by thtanner View Post
I am pretty sure that I got that stator cover from Rags right before you did... I know hes making you one but I would happily give you this one and get the next one if you need to do your stator. I am in no hurry at all.
|11-28-2011 10:32 AM|
For posterity's sake I am just posting where I got the replacement wiring harness (female - bike side).
I got it here:
It is also available here if the eBay item is no longer available when you need it.
|11-26-2011 09:31 PM|
I have a new r/r wiring harness on order to get rid of the nasty stock one that looks like it was assaulted with battery acid at one stage.
A replacement R/R off a '92 Ninja ZX600 was a whopping 16.99 shipped, so here's hoping that it tests good - as it is a compatible part.
I guess waiting for all this gives me time to do all of the fluids, spline lube, and replace both tires.
I am just hoping I don't have to do the stator but if so, no big deal. I'll test that as soon as the new R/R is on. I don't really want to run the bike with the bad one just in case.
|11-25-2011 11:06 PM|
|VN750Rider/Jerry||Yepper, that is fried alright. My '85 Goldwing had 3 of those white plastic connectors between the stator and the R/R. All were badly burned. I cut them out, and soldered all the wires together between the stator and R/R. Both the stator and R/R tested good, and the battery was charging, but the R/R was still running red hot. I was afraid it could go any time, and leave me stranded far from home, so I finally gave up and went with a belt driven car alternator, unfortunately not an option on the Vulcan. The 4 cylinder Goldwing is another bike where you have to pull the engine to get to the stator. The problem with it is the stock R/R lacked anywhere near the capacity to handle the stators output, and there is no known upgrade.|
|11-25-2011 06:12 PM|
Well, here's an update.
The R/R is testing bad. The diode test is failing on the third stator input to the 12v. I haven't even gotten to the stator yet since there was a huge visual red flag when I disconnected the R/R.
Connector from the R/R
Connector from the bike
I guess I need a R/R to start with....
|11-25-2011 04:41 PM|
|VN750Rider/Jerry||Having the ground cable come off would not likely have damaged the stator. It will run completely disconnected without damage. I can only hope that whoever did that mod removed the cover before doing all that cutting. Not a good thing to have an engine full of metal dust and shavings.|
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