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Hi Folks,

I have a 2002 Yamaha VStar 1100 that i have to repair for a friend of mine.

Turn Key ON, Voltage Regulator smokes then main fuse on Power Side Pops. This occurs when the engine is off, same will happen if I start the motor.

Regulator was recently replaced with what I am hoping i is a Rick's Stator.. 6/7 months or 3-5K miles.

I inspected the wire harness and with out opening the sleeve it looks fine, no burned plugs anywhere. My questions is, is the regulator failing or is this the symptom of another issue I need to locate?

I will purchase an OEM regulator unless anyone can suggest a tougher one. I don't want to install it then have it burn out again.

Thank you all for your help!!
 

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Update.
I unplugged the regulator and the fuse did not blow. That tells me the regulator is shot but that doesn't tell me if something shot it.

Thanks again.
 
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