- Oct 19, 2006
So I've got this bike, it cooked the wires coming out of the stator and the voltage regulator/rectifier. The stator and regulator were replaced with other units, but both the new ones and old ones spec'd out the same. The trouble is, the bike charges at idle but stops charging as engine speed picks up. The stator is still putting out, at 5000 RPM it's putting out over 100 volts. If I disconnect the battery cable at idle, the bike will continue to run just off of the stator voltage. But, if I rev it up and disconnect the cable, the engine will die. Once it drops down to idle speed, the stator will kick in and the bike will start firing cylinders again. The stator wires are still getting hot. Any ideas? We're really stumped on this one.