Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Lancaster, Ohio
Those of you that use a volt meter
Let me preface this by saying that I may be having post-breakdown concerns, but I value others input very much.
Back Story: At 31,000 miles, the stator on my 08DL650 burned up on me. Did as many of the tests as the service manual calls for and it seemed to be the only thing wrong. New OEMs are on back order, so I had Ricks re-wind my burnt up stock stator.
Got it back; installed it, a new battery from NAPA, and the only volt meter that Iron Pony had in stock (I checked it against my multimeter and it seems to be correct).
At rest, my volt meter is reading 13.1volts. At idle I'm getting 12.9-13.2volts. Between 4000 and 5000 RPMs shes running 14.1 or 14.2 volts. Switching between hi and low beams on my headlights does not change any of these readings. Numbers seem low........
Other things that are making me loose sleep are that you could cook an egg on my R/R, and when pulling up to my garage at night, I noticed that my headlights (at low) get just a tad bit brighter when I rev the engine.
Damn. Should I replace the R/R? Fly to Japan and ask them to make me a new stator? I appreciate any input that anyone has.
Aim High and Ride Wheelies.