Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Central Florida
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Stator has me baffled!
I'm working on resurrecting my RC51. I got it recently and it had sat for about 5 years with the previous owner because it keeps burning out CDI's (and those are expensive!). I rebuilt a CDI and it appears to work. I decided to start the bike yesterday and check the Stator. I unplugged the Stator from the rectifier and checked the resistance. About .5 Ohms with all combinations of the three legs. Good. Then I started the bike with the stator still disconnected. Changed my multi-meter to AC Volts and started checking the three-leg combinations again. At first because I only checked each one for a second or two all seemed well running at around 26v at Idle. Then I left the multi-meter pins on one of the combinations while I was going to roll the throttle. Before I could touch the throttle the voltage slowly decreased down to about 5.5 volts! WHAT! I checked the other combinations and the same thing. If I left the multi-meter connected for a few seconds the voltage slowly dropped to around 5 volts! WTF! I've never seen a Stator act like that. Usually it's either low from the get-go or you get nothing at all.
Anyone out there ever see a Stator gradually drop? It would start out at around 26.5v every time I moved the leads but then would slowly drop. Bike was running the whole time. The connector I was checking was the Stator output cable unplugged from the rectifier, just to be clear.
Any knowledge would be much appreciated... and I did already order a new Stator.
Thanks in advance!