Rectifier recalled, then stator gone?
Battery isn't charging (Doesn't change from 12V at idle to 8K RPM) and I am trying to figure out where the fault is. I checked the service manual and tested the rectifier (which was replaced under the recall), and the stator.
The new rectifier is showing 5 mega-ohm resistances across almost all of the 6 prongs. I think the manual listed 0 to 11K ohms depending on the prong. --Failed test.
Next, I've got manual approved resistances for my stator (0.11-0.17 ohms across all three prongs), but about 5V AC across all three prongs at 4K RPM (factory: at least 54V). --Passed one test, failed next.
The charging issue has caused the battery to go out a few days ago, but I put it back on the battery tender and found the battery to hold about 12.8V off the bike (this is within factory settings). After all the rev testing, the battery went down to 12.4-12.5V. --Passed test.
Anyone have an idea if these values seem indicative of anything? I would trust the multimeter measurements (which suggest I have a bad rectifier and stator), but I just had the rectifier replaced under factory recall less than half a month ago, with maybe an hour of seat time since then.
If you've had this happen before, I hope you figured it out-- I'm sort of confused as to why a bike with 8k miles on it might have both failures happen at the same time.
Let me know what you guys think!
Last edited by khsong13; 12-11-2012 at 11:12 PM.