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I have an 89 Flstc and the connector is bad where the stator wires come through the motor casting to the regulator. Do I have to remove primary and clutch and drive sprocket or is there someway to make these connection from the outside.

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Afraid not. The primary needs to be disasembled. stator is behind motor sprocket.

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How to replace voltage regular on 2007 softail Harley.

VOLTAGE REGULATOR Removal/Installation
Disconnect the negative battery cable
Remove the rear fender inner panel raising the back wheel off the ground, remove the 2 bolts securing it at the bottom, push it up to release it as it clips over a locating tab
Disconnect the voltage regulator lead from the silver post on the main circuit breaker.
Prior to removing the voltage regulator wires, note the routing of the wires through the frame. Note the location of cable straps and tie wraps. The wires must be rerouted in the same path.
After disconnecting any straps, leave them in place on the frame as a reference for installation of the wiring.
Disconnect the voltage regulator electrical connector from the alternator stator.
On 2001-on models, Remove the two bolts securing the voltage regulator to the mounting bracket.
Remove the screw and disconnect the ground strap from the mounting bracket. Unhook the wire retainer from the mounting bracket.
Remove the voltage regulator and related wiring from the frame.
Install by reversing these removal steps. Note the following:

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94 flstc. On first start-up, 35 AC stator, 14.5 v off battery. About 15 minutes into ride, lights dim to near nothing, battery always needs a charge after even a short ride. Regulator?

It sounds to me to be the battery. if you have a digital volt meter charge up your battery and first with the bike off check your voltage at the battery if this is between 13 and 14.5 volts that's a good voltage (but the cca ((cold cranking amps)) can be off) after you've gotten your voltage start the bike and test for voltage at 3000 rpm or 10% throttle if the voltage is over 16 volts or has not changed and starting to drop, check the connection to the stator and regulator located at the front of the primary chain case on the inner primary and that the long single wire from the regulator to the battery is good check 3000rpm voltage again if this did not fix the problem then you may have a problem with your voltage regulator.

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1991 harley sporster not charging, alternator?? is it repairable and where is it?

Yes your Sportster has an alternator and it is replaceable. It is located behind the engine sprocket on the left side of the engine in the primary case.

First, let's make sure your alternator is bad. Using a DVOM (digital volt ohm meter) we'll test the entire system. You must have a fully charged battery in the bike to run this test. Connect the red meter lead to the positive post of your battery and the black meter lead to the negative. Put the function selector of the meter in DC VOLTS, 20 VOLTS or greater. Now, start the bike and bring the engine to a fast idle. The meter should read 14.5-15.0 volts. If not, test the alternator.

From the right side of the bike, look across the engine to the primary case just behind the rear cylinder for a wire coming out of the primary. It will have a round plug on it. Unplug the plug. Inside the plug on the primary side, you'll see two metal connectors. These are where we will test your alternator. Since we are testing AC current, it makes no difference which meter lead goes to which metal connector just make sure you're on the alternator side of the wire instead of the regulator side. Put your meter's function selector in AC VOLTS, 50 VOLTS or greater. Start the engine and bring it to high idle. Insert a meter probe into each of the metal connectors. Your meter should read 25 volts or higher.

If it does, your alternator is good and your regulator is the culprit causing your problems. The regulator is located on the frame downtubes just behind the front wheel.

If you want to repair your alternator, Disconnect the battery, drain the primary case and remove the cover. You'll have to take the compensator sprocket, the primary chain, and the clutch assembly off of the bike. Then remove the rotor and your stator is behind the rotor. Remove the stator and replace it with a new one. Reassemble the bike. If you need more specific instructions, please repost.

Good luck

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If you charge the battery bike starts and runs fine.When battery gets low bike dies. Charging system not working.How do you check voltage regulator?

Unfortunately you cannot check the regulator portion of the regulator/rectifier. The common failure on these units is the stator itself, which is located in the rear of the motor and requires motor removal to replace. If you haven't done so already, check the stator connector (3 pin connector with yellow wires located near the battery). Often these leads develop resistance and get hot and melt the wires in this area. A repair kit is available from Honda with new wires and connectors. However first I would check the stator to be sure it is ok. You can check resistance between each of the yellow wires. The readings should be fairly equal and should have no continuity to ground. If you have continuity to ground, your stator is bad. You can also check AC output between yellow wires with the motor running, you should get voltage readings from about 20VAC at idle that increase to approximately 60-90VAC as the motor is revved up.
Hope this helps.

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I have a 89 FXLR the plug that goes from the stator to the regulator has snap with one connector in the boot and the other in the stator wiring. Can I ride the bike 10 Miles to the mechanic without...

Yes, you can ride the bike to the mechanics location. Make sure your battery is fully charged and I'd go ahead and completely disconnect the voltage regulator.

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Wire connector between stator & voltage reg/rectifier burnt

your voltage/reg. can be tested in a couple different ways check ground res. check res. then revs. bias on diodes you have ac in dc out it sounds like you may have a diode gone bad allowing ac curent to flow causing the wires to get hot

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I have a 1992 softtail fxst and the battery is not being recharged after I ride it for a while it just dies, its a new battery so when I use jumper cables it will start but dies after a

You need to use an ohmeter and test the stator to see if it is grounded out. Pull the plug going to the regulator and put one lead to a good ground and then poke the other lead in each of the connector holes to the stator. do this with the motor not running. If you have continutity on either wire to ground then the stator is shorted/grounded and must be replaced. If everything is ok there then the regulator is bad.

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Charging system problem

sounds like the stator may be grounded

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HD 89 FLSTC misfires using turn signals..

I definately would think it is something within the charging system. Here is a few tests you can run. First with the bike off take a multimeter in VDC check the battery voltage at the battery. (should be at 12.5 VDC) If not first charge the battery. Second start the bike, with it running and multimeter again in VDC check voltage at the battery while slowly opening the throttle(should see between 13.2 and 14.5 VDC at the battery) If you have more then 15 VDC then you have a bad voltage regulator. If you have less then battery voltage from the first test. You may have a bad stator and/or a bad voltage regulator. Third test with bike turned off and multimeter in continuity. Place one meter lead into either of the two holes for your stator lead(coming out of the front of the primary drive case) the other meter lead to any good ground. If you get a tone or continuity then you have a grounded stator, and it has to be replaced before proceding any further with charging system tests. If you do NOT have continuity then check the wires from the voltage regulator running back to the battery for any breaks or chaffing, if none are found. I would have the battery load tested as well. It also sounds like you could have a short in the turn signal wiring, maybe check the wiring inside the rear fender for chaffing as well. I personally think you'll find its an issue with the charging system itself though. Good luck and please let me know what you find out.

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