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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-30-2014, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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Frying stators?

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!

~RyanB

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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!

~RyanB
I'm not sure if you have a 650 or an 1100....but....either way, it you aren't using a Yamaha OEM stator...you're taking a big chance. It's been my experience that most cheap aftermarket ones are junk.

It's your bike is an 1100....stator issues are quite rare...I'm not sure on the 650.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-01-2014, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the reply. My main concern is the rectifier. When I get another stator I don't want a bad rectifier to kill the new stator. Are there any tests I can run on the rectifier to make sure it wont do that? The bike is an 1100. I'll update my sig. Sorry.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-01-2014, 05:59 PM
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Just do a voltage test..... if it's within limits you're good to go. All specs are in the Yamaha Shop Manual.

Usually on an 1100, the stators will last forever, but the reg/rec's go out all the time. Get a Yamaha brand for an 05 Road Star....it's built heavier and will last pretty much forever.

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