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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-28-2017, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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Stator problem

'83 kz750 Spectre. Well it seems I caused a problem where there wasn't one. I just purchased this bike a few weeks ago, it's my first bike and I am a new rider. The previous owner said there might be a stator issue, so I purchased a new stator. Before installing it I tested the battery under power at 3k rpm and got 14.4v D.C., so obviously the current stator was good. So I got the new stator and installed it and caused the problem that wasn't there, after installing the new stator I was only getting 12.9v dc @3k rpm I went back and reinstalled the old stator and now I'm still getting g 12.9 v dc. Does anyone have any advice for me. I do have a new voltage r/r and have conneced(not installed) it and I still get the same 12.9 v D.C. @ 3-4K rpm

Maybe I shorted out the wires some how? The rotor magnets look ok, tho the engine gets really hot, the stator cover will still to hot to touch after 1.5 hours after a 5mile ride.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-28-2017, 06:04 PM
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Sounds like you have a bad ground somewhere. I would go back and check all your work and make sure all plugs are making proper connections and that your ground wire connections are good.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-28-2017, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, much appreciated!! Also random question, on the frame under the stator cover and on opposite side of bike are places with female threads, are those for foot pegs? Think they might be a good spot to mount forward foot controls?
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-29-2017, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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Checked all the wires I came in contact with, made sure the connections were tight and correct. (The black w/yellow stripe did get awefully hot under load tho )The only thing I did find out of place was a wire pulled out of its connection for my left blinker(at the blinker itself). Which I fixed. Could anyone give me some places to check and test? I am an electrician so I know my way around he wiring but not knowing automotive and how stuff works together holds me back. So I have two things left to check on and I'm out of ideas, 1 the three wires from the stator that I soldered and 2 the battery, once I eliminate those two i am completely out of ideas.

Also could someone point me at a good replacement battery for the kz750 spectre, there are so many battery options I really don't know which to pick. Currently mine has the terminal screws facing up if that matters.

Sorry for being long winded, I just have so many questions and have a lot to learn. Thanks again!

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