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Old 01-02-2012, 08:32 PM   #225
ebrabaek
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Location: El Paso,NM
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I think that if we are trying to blame the failure on a mechanical connection...ie...the ground path..... Then perhaps the people with failed stators....could have a look at the wires from the R/R to the battery ground.......( seems like this is the path...rather than a ground of the R/R itself).... I will not dispute the aging of the winding.....etc....since I have no clue in that regard... But.. If the wire/s from the R/R to battery neg and subsequently chassis gnd....is somewhat corroded.... It could cause the stator/RR not being able to regulate. There are several similar issues on other bikes..... That can be fixed by soldering....rather than crimp connectors. A multimeter might not tell the whole story...ohming the connection....as vibrations....and the tune of up to 400 watt of energy dissipation could make a mess..... But tracing the Chassis gnd path....and solder it...will at the very least eliminate one suspect....imho....

Erling
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