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I think I have a bad stator on my 2002Harley Dyna

I think I have a bad stator on my 2002 Harley Dyna Super Glide. I just replaced the voltage regulator and it didn't fix the problem. Battery slowly discharges when the engine is running. The engine light doesn't come on when the bike is running? I hate to keep replacing parts. Any idea how to test a stator to see if it's bad?

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  • moffett8 Jul 18, 2009

    I already tested with an auto battery tester and it passed. I used a volt meter to get the readings so far running voltage is less than battery voltage when the motor is not running and the switch is turned off



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Too many variables !
Firstly check battery under load ! any battery place or auto electrician can so it usually free!
do this before replacing any thing else!
make sure all connections are clean & tight
if battery is ok get them to check the charge rate on bike! its a simple test or you can do it with a volt meter they are only cheap to buy!

Posted on Jul 18, 2009

  • ROB Jul 18, 2009

    retest voltage with it running & bring up the revs to see if the charge rate increases!

    if it does then turn on each electricl item one at a time [ eg: lights etc.] to see if one of those systems faults

    its all a process of elimination!

    if all this works out ok!

    check that the ground wire has good conductivity! between battery & frame or motor as this can lead to poor systems operations



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