Stator Test

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by Vibratinharley, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. Vibratinharley

    Vibratinharley Junior Member

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    I have a 1987 FLT that is not charging. I performed a continuity test on the stator (pin to ground)and it shows the stator is bad. However, when I check for a/c current with bike running, I get 22volts at 1000 rpm, and 40 at 2000 and so on. I am confused about this .. Any thoughts?
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Have you checked the pins on the regulator plug disconnected for signs of any voltage yet? If you show voltage there, replace the regulator because a diode is bad therein.

    If you are showing any substantial circuit at all to ground, it may be taking a dump on you and still carry a load when tested but a grounded stator will eventually let you down. It shouldn't show any circuit to ground when operating properly. Also smell the primary oil to see if it smells burnt.

    Here's a more detailed way of testing the charging system.

    http://www.hdtalking.com/electrical_and_lighting_systems/741-testing_the_charging_system.html
     
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