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99 Kawi zx 900c won't crank or start, I've been told that it's either the stator or rectifier, how can I test these parts to be sure

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The rectifier is the easiest to test by replacing first, but I would not even look that direction, I would start at the starter relay and fuses, test these with a volt meter first, the relay will engage when you press the starter, no voltage no start, voltage but no start then check connections on starter or replace starter motor. rectifier and stator only related to battery charging

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The stator and rectifier are parts of the charging circuit, don't control motor operation. An ohm test will check a stator, you need specs to know what it should be. A rectifier changes ac to dc (I think) and has it's own test, which I forget.
Cranking and starting are battery and ignition and fuel things.

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