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Checking stator windings on 1996 Honda vt 1100 checked

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Checking stator windings on 1996 Honda vt 1100 checked between coils on yellow leads on one coil meter read 0 ohms no resistance and not open but infinite to ground other 2 coils read I the 500 ohms
JA: What is the model of your '96 Honda?
Customer: VT 1100c
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes, checked stator windings and rectifier per instructions in manual only found 1 stator coilwith 0 ohms. Battery fullly charged, charging voltage max 12.79
JA: Have you tested the battery with a voltmeter? And can you see if it's leaking or not?
Customer: Checked battery with load tester and recharger to full capacity
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Nope
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Louie replied 9 months ago.

Hi, I’m Louie. Sorry you had to wait awhile but I’ll do my best to help.

Initially, a review / check of the basics:

  • any and all pairing of yellow-to-yellow wire should be 0.3 ~ 0.5 Ω;
  • • none of the yellow wires should read anything to engine ground;
  • any deviation even on just 1 of the yellow wires would be indicative of a failed stator;
  • • the output voltage on any and all pairing of the yellow-to-yellow wires is RPM dependent and may reach as high as 60 Volts AC;
  • • which would result to the regulator able to provide the battery with 14 ~ 14.8Volts DC @ 5,000 RPM;
  • • if the high Volts AC is present BUT no 14 ~ 14.8Volts DC to the battery, then it would be the rectifier / regulator combo that would be highly suspect.

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