2000 ultra wont charge, iread how to troubleshoot found problem to be stator is it a complicated repair and where is it located thanks
AHHHH the old charging system problems, lol.
Your stator is located on the left side of the engine (as your sitting on it), behind your primary(behind your compensating sprocket, and rotor). Yes, this is a little complicated to diagnose but I will try my best to help you out.
1. Start your bike, and put your multimeter on your battery(black to neg. and red to pos.).
2. at idle you may read 11.5-13.5 Volts, this is normal. now when you rev the engine to 3000 RPM your Voltage should jump to no more than 14.7 or very close to it. If it stays low It could be either your stator or regulator. If its way higher, you need a new regulator. But first, lets test the stator. Turn the engine off.
Locate the stator wires directly in front of your oil filter, see it going into the inner primary?? Ok follow those wires to the regulator, in fron of the frame kind of by the oil filter and front motor mount, but connected to the frame. OK, go it?? Unplug the stator from the regulator. Now your gonna be testing the stator so dont even worry about the regulator. Now that you have the wires from the staor in your hands ( your hands should be filthy by now, lol)
1. Set your multimeter to Volts AC. Youll be going to about less than 100 VAC so set it max off 100 or 200.
2. Remember that this is a 3 phase system so you should 3 pins, so youll have 3 readings, Pin 1-2, pin 1-3, and pin 2-3.
3. Touch your mutlimeter probes to pins 1 and to pin 2, with the engine on and at idle, you should be about 20-30 VAC around there.
4. As you rev the engine, you should jump about 20 VAC per 1000 RPM. This means that at 3000 RPM you should be reading about 60-70 VAC. Do this test with the other pins. Pin 1-2, pins 1-3, pins 2-3. You should have about the same readings on all of them, and, your readings should be steady, and not drop off or gain alot.
5. Remember about 20 VAC per 1000 RPM. But, dont go over 3000 Rpm.
1. If the AC voltage at the stator is steady at 3000 RPM at about 60 VAC., but, battery voltage stays at 13V at 3000 RPM with stator and regulator hooked up, You got a bad regulator.
2. If your not getting a good AC voltage from the stator, your stator is bad.
3. If the AC voltage from your stator changes drastically as you go up in RPM (meaning as you slowly go up in RPM the AC Voltage goes from 10 Volts to 60 Volts back down to 20 volts.) You have a bad rotor.
Thats pretty much the basics, lol. Also open your clutch cover and smell your primary, if its an overwhelming disgusting burnt smell, and your clutch is working. 99.9% you have a burned stator and needs replaced.
May 03, 2011 |
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