Good General Tips On Lights, Stator and Connections

1- Intermittent tail light or dim tail light.  Found that wire connection is broken or bad solder connection at bottom of ignition switch. This problem was very hard to trace back.

2- If on a trip and you lose your headlight at night and do not have a spare, remove your driving light (turn signal) lens covers.  This will give you enough light to get home.

3-The stator is on the left side of the bike near shifting lever.  Note you must drain all motor oil first. You need to remove both chrome covers if you plan to splice wires.  If splicing, do it above the smaller chrome cover.  You do not need to worry about mixing wires up.  It is all AC voltage. The cover will seem to have some resistance when removing.  This is magnetism from the permanent magnet. The starter drive might fall out.  Do not worry, it is easy to see how it goes back.  Removing the 3 screws from the stator/cover - use an impact driver that can be bought at Wal-Mart or any True-Value for about $5 to $10 (U.S.).

Bob Lashua

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

More About The Stator

From: "Murray Hawke" <painter@ihug.co.nz>
Reply-To: Cavalcade_USA
To: Cavalcade_USA
Subject: RE: [Cavalcade_USA] battery not charging...
Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 18:31:47 +1200


Before you start ripping out the stator Check the following
1 Battery condition
2 Voltage from the yellow wires from the stator to the regulator/regulator
3 Voltage at the battery

If the voltage is ok from the Stator to Reg/Rect, the problem is ether battery or regulator  If the battery checks ok the problem is the regulator.  Any Auto Electrical Technician should be able to carry out the checks at a relatively low price

Murray 86 LX