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Skipbarberman
Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 08:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

On a long ride with my brother (100mi. in), his 2005 XB9R w/ 25,000 mi just 'lost power' and shut off. I had my 2003 XB9R with 15,000....we were in the middle of the Adirondack Park in Upstate NY (middle of nowhere). Fortunately, it was daylight..checked all the fuses/relays...everything seemed good. Found the fabric wire weave leading to the rectifier had touched the header....pulled it back, inspected the wires...appeared fine. Swapped battery, same condition. Working my way toward ignition from there, turned out to be the main 30A fuse/fusible link. That appeared to be broken...not blown, but broken. Swapped that from mine, key on..everything back. In order to not strand BOTH of us, I pulled mine back out without starting his, buttoned my bike back up, and rode 40 mi. to get another FLS-30. Rode back, replaced the fuse/fusible link, made sure the 3 black rectifier wires were secured to the oil pressure switch, and rode the bike for another 175 mi with no issue. Even rode home from Lake Placid in the rain....no issue. I've done some searching, but nothing definitive.....but the archives are tough to search. Am I good in your opinions, or is there an underlying stator/regulator/rectifier issue brewing?
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Tpehak
Posted on Friday, September 20, 2019 - 09:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Install voltmeter gauge to see voltage during riding. If there will be something wrong with rectifier you will see it before it will be too late.
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Audiowize
Posted on Friday, September 20, 2019 - 10:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I would be measuring the AC voltage between all the pair of stator wires (with the bike running of course) and as Tpehak mentions also looking at the DC charging voltage.

I wouldn't expect that you'll find anything, but certainty is the only path toward peace of mind.
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