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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-26-2019, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 2002 XVS 1100 Custom which I bought brand new. It currently has about 13000 miles. About 4.5 yrs ago it wasn't charging and a shop put in a stator. Then about 16 months ago the symptoms of just shutting off began ( It would always start right back up tho' ) preceded by a sort of click like a circuit breaker noise. Testing pointed to a bad rectifier and so that was changed. Went a few months of light riding and then it wouldn't start, battery totally dead. Put new battery to get it to a shop. Again the rectifier was blown. Replaced that again and was fine for about 600 miles. Went to start it, the battery was fried , literally wavy. It sits now in a shop where I can use tools, etc. I got it there and revved to about 3500RPM volts climbing past 17. So once again a fried rectifier. We are gonna test the stator in a few days. If no problem with stator, what else can it be? I need to get this fixed so I can use it without breaking down or paying extensive yamaha dealer fees. Thanks in advance and have a bad ass day!
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-26-2019, 07:35 PM
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https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1...harging-system you've sure had a problem with the rectifier,read this , its what info there is thats available. i sure there are plenty of forum members that can answer questions about the charging system.
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Welcome from Houston, Texas. The introduction section is for introducing yourself. Posting your issue in the Vstar section will get better exposure and responses. Quick question, did you use OEM replacement parts or aftermarket? Unfortunately aftermarket parts have a reputation of premature failure. Here's a few interesting threads to check out when you get a chance.

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There is a heavy duty oem rectifier on the market...I put one on my bike and haven't had any problem since. Also drill some air holes in the bottom of the cover that the rectifier is behind to keep it cool. All the info should be in the link that was already posted.

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Hi, when they changed the stator, I have no idea what they used (OEM or not). The rectifiers have been after market. I am told that an OEM stator , even on ebay, will be close to 600 USD and an OEM Rectifier close to 160 USD and that is without tax applied. It might be time to scrap the bike then considering that the book value even with the upgrades is only 400 USD.
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A running Vstar 650, 1100, Royal Star, Road star.. with less than 15k miles, with good tires sells for about $2000 to $3500

that bike will easily run 100,000 miles on the odo without touching the enginef

your bike would sell for $400 in about 5 minutes.
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https://www.partzilla.com/product/ya...e7798cc547c2a7 this is the regulator you should use its off a 2005 roadstar heavy duty. it plugs right in but you have to drop the exhaust
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A comparison with Edmonds, Nada & Kelly BB show the bike to be worth only 400. no matter what. The key is the region which plays a part in valuation. 5 minutes it will sell for 400. ??? I tried to sell it once for 1000. when it was 5 years old and had about 3700 miles on it. (A whole year and it never sold). I pay property taxes each year on it, this year they taxed it on 400., last year they taxed on 550.00. It is only valuable to a person who likes the bike and plans to keep it for awhile.
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There is a heavy duty oem rectifier on the market...I put one on my bike and haven't had any problem since. Also drill some air holes in the bottom of the cover that the rectifier is behind to keep it cool. All the info should be in the link that was already posted.

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If I find the stator is good, then no more aftermarket rectifiers. I will follow the advice from here and put one heavy duty from a roadstar (brand new of course!) So far, 3 rectifiers the original and 2 aftermarket...
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