Originally Posted by realshelby
Jeff, been there already! Probably the stator, but with the handful of magnet issues with the rotor it is probably a good thing to pull the magneto cover and inspect that also. You will have to do that anyway to install a new stator. First test the stator: Unplug the three wire connector going to the Regulator/Rectifier ( R/R ) under the left side cover under the seat. Using an Ohm meter check each wire to ground, if ANY of the wires show even a slight ready ( even under 1 ohm ) the stator is bad. You can also check output using an A/C voltmeter. Check across any two of the three wires, with the engine revving 5,000 rpms you should see at least 78 volts and all three should be putting near equal voltage.
The Electrosport or Ricks Stators don't have a good reputation for lasting. I am ordering one to put in my Vee so I can put it back stock but I will tell whoever buys it that I don't trust it. Provided it works when I install it, some don't.....
You were right, I pulled the cover and the magnets, two of them anyway, came out in my hand, the others were loose so I removed them. I tested as you described and got a big fat 0 across the board.
I'm not going to take the chance with the electro's, I've learned not to reinvent the wheel. I'll touch base with Henrey's suggetion tomorrow, otherwise I'll just order the oem.
I do a lot of touring and I'm def not a fair weather rider<LOL> so I can't take chances with my lighting system. When I installed the hologens, LED's were not available....since they are now, I'll probably order a set of those pretty high-dollar lights after I get my charging system squared away.....
You can see two coils darkened but honestly, I can't see any "damage" or real burning.
What do you think? And what do I use to re-glue the magnets back in?