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Crimp connectors... boooooo. Solder and heat shrink.... yaaay.

12ga wire is good.

Nice thing about the MOSFET RR, it does away with all the factory RR wiring, bypasses the junction box, and goes straight to the battery.

I don't know what's going on, wires too hot to touch but charging. ???? RR going out? 14.6v is a bit on the high end.
My thought is that the stator might be putting out more amps than the stock R/R can handle. Since the stock R/R is a shunt to ground voltage regulator, it’s going to push all the extra amperage out as heat… either from the R/R itself, or from the stator wires as described.
 

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My thought is that the stator might be putting out more amps than the stock R/R can handle. Since the stock R/R is a shunt to ground voltage regulator, it’s going to push all the extra amperage out as heat… either from the R/R itself, or from the stator wires as described.
Wonder if this is how they all fail? RR doesn't bleed off the heat like it should.

Still pointing at a failing RR? Maybe we should see what the AC volts are on the stator.

RR and stator were both dead on mine.

Weird that the stator leads are too hot to touch, but the RR plug hasn't melted at all. But it sounds like the heat is all down toward the stator.
 

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The OP stated he had a section of wire that felt messed up if that section is corroding it may still be conducting but not as efficiently as the rest of the wiring and building up heat.
 

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The OP stated he had a section of wire that felt messed up if that section is corroding it may still be conducting but not as efficiently as the rest of the wiring and building up heat.
I figured it had been cooked by the heat, working it's way to the RR plug.
 

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You may be right, I just go simple first for troubleshooting , if the wiring is junk it can ef up everything else
Have seen it before, the overheated insulation loses most or all of it's flexibility, sometimes just breaks and crumbles when you move it.
 
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