22 Amp or 32 Amp Stator

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by Joe_B, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. Joe_B

    Joe_B New Member

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    I have a 1983 FLH with what I believe to be a stock 22 amp charging system that is not charging after changing the regulator I have determined the stator is shorted so since I have to replace the stator anyway should I upgrade it to 32 amp stator and if I do will I also have to replace the regulator again and rotor or are the rotor and regulator the same with a 22 amp and 32 amp system the only thing I have added electrically is I upgraded the single filament turn signals to dual filament turn signal/marker lights I do have spotlights that I like to use all the time any help would be appreciated

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  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Whole system has to match - stator, rotor and VR. What VR did you get?

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  3. Joe_B

    Joe_B New Member

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    The VR I got is a Custom Chrome the label says

    25360
    Fits all big twin models from
    1981 thru 1988 (OEM 74516-86)
    MFG# H1886

    It does not say what the amp rating is

    The MFG# maybe 1686 not 1886 the label is smeared
     
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  4. northernrider

    northernrider Member

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    I have been told by HD mechanics to replace Stator and VR in sets. Changing your filments will have very little increase amps.

    High amp items heated grips, vests , trailers and stereos would cause load that may require an upgrade.
     
  5. Fossil

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    The regulator you got is for a 22 Amp stator only. If you can afford it then change over to a 32 Amp regulator, stator and rotor. It will be well worth it in better battery charging, etc.
     
  6. Joe_B

    Joe_B New Member

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    So If I use the voltage regulator I have then I need to replace the stator and rotor with a 22 amp model and if I want a 32 amp system then I need to replace the stator, rotor and voltage regulator. also I have one more question why are some stators molded in plastic? And is it better to get one that is molded or not?

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  7. Fossil

    Fossil Active Member

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    The molder ones will run hotter. The open ones get cooled by the primary oil or so I was told by a Harley mechanic but then I am prone to believing in placebos too.
     
  8. Joe_B

    Joe_B New Member

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    Thanks for the help guys