|Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 02:53 pm: ||
I was having a charging issue and after doing some checks had figured it to by my voltage regulator. Well after getting a new one and installing my bike still wasn't charging. Well after talking with Jack at Roadstercycle because I thought I got a bad regulator we determined my stator had went out again. After pulling it this is what I found.
Now the thing is when I ran the bike it tested at 20V's at idle and went up to 40V at 4k rpm which was within spec. When putting the volt meter between phases to check for shorts between each phase tested exactly .6 ohms which is good. After doing those two tests I assumed my stator was good. Well Jack had me put a volt meter lead in each plug and ground the other lead. This checks for your stator being grounded and sure enough it registered .6 ohms. This test should read nothing. When I pulled my stator I found this small little bit of copper that looks to of overheated and was grounded to the metal ring and was grounding my stator to the case.
So I'm posting this to let people know if you have charging issues do not forget this check. It could help if your stator passes the other two but is still not working correctly. It looks like voltages were all correct with mine but the current was going to the case and not to the regulator and none of the phases had shorted together.
|Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 04:14 pm: ||
Thanks Chris good info I guess its time for the ebr rotor
|Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 04:23 pm: ||
Definitely. Did stator, oiling rotor, and CE 605SB voltage regulator. Charges awesome now. Put 200 miles over the last two days on her since she had been sitting since Thanksgiving. Nice to have both bikes running for a change. LOL.
I hope this helps some people that are chasing charging issues.