Join Date: May 2011
Location: Lafayette, Oregon
So, I am on my 3rd fried stator. To give you guys some background I originally lost my original stator because the connections inside were wiggling or something. This caused sparks and the 3 wire molded connector to melt. The wires touched and I lost my first stator. When I put in the replacement I did not have a replacement connector on the bike side of the wiring. So I put on male spade connectors and plugged them into the new molded connector from the new stator. I wrapped it with electrical wire to try and make sure the connections didn't "wiggle.
Apparently, I did a bad job and was left stranded again a few weeks ago. Pulled it apart and again that connector had melted, apparently allowing the wires to touch and fried my second stator. It lasted a little over a year I think.
Frustrated, I got another stator and this time I clipped out the complete connector and direct soldered the wires. However after starting the bike it was not charging. UHG! I tested this stator and no resistances between the wires (not running) and no voltage out of them when running. How frustrating again as I spent a ton of time with soldering them together and shrink tubing the wiring. Waiting to see if RMSTATORINC is going to send me another.
Couple questions for you all.
1) Is this a common problem, melting these connectors? Yeesh!
2) Is it possible there is a problem in the rectifier that killed this new stator? I replaced the rectifier with an heavy duty one the last time I replaced the stator.
Thanks for any help you can provide!
2002 Yamaha Vstar Silverado 1100
Cobra Deluxe Slashcut pipes
KURYAKYN Hyper Charger
Phat Performance ORK.
Silverado Tall Windshield
Rear luggage rack
HD Crash bars with Hwy Pegs
Yamaha Passing Lamps
Yamaha light visors