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The wire connector for alternator-reg/rectifier is gone wires are y how do i connect them corectly

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If you bought the bike used this may have been a fix that someone else did previously. Some of the 90 model hondas didn't run a large enough gauge wire from the stator (alternator) to the regulator. It caused the connection to melt and the wires to burn. The easy fix (and I've done this myself) was to take the connector off and just fuse those wires together. I wouldn't worry about it unless you're having a problem with the bike.

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Best bet is to take the rectifier back to where you brought it with the old one and ask if they are compatable .connecting up the wrong wires could damage the new unit .

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if it is a new battery and not an old dead one,then you need to replace your regulater/rectifier

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SOURCE: are the three yellow wires

Yes they all put out the same voltage.

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