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Do you need a battery for xl 175 honda to run and what wire is hot coming out of the stator

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marlon john madrid

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SOURCE: need to know how to wire the lot on a off road honda xl 125 r

here is the manual and wiring diagram

and more resources

Posted on Oct 10, 2009


gavin jones

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SOURCE: 1997 trx 250 honda.rewiring a new plug on the stator

Hi the three yellow are all the same, they are the alternator wires, are connected to a common star point, so will not matter as long as they are going to the 3 yellow on the other side of the plug.
As a quick test of the stator, any pair of these yellow should produce the same resistance, none of them should have continuity to ground, and any pair with the engine running should produce similar AC voltage, maybe 40-50v

Posted on May 06, 2010



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SOURCE: battery went dead while riding.

No this is NOT normal. This is an indication that you are drawing too much current for some reason or that you have a bad connection at the plug where the wires from the regulator plugs into the case. By stator wires, I'm assuming you are talking about the two wires that come from the engine case up to the voltage regulator. The stator is actually inside the primary and you can't get to those wires to feel how hot they are.

Good luck

Posted on Oct 08, 2010


mike james

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SOURCE: i have an 83 xl

it should, this is one of those try it and see situations, youve allready done the hard work now its time to play... HAVE FUN

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Posted on Feb 25, 2011


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SOURCE: Not getting any spark on my 1981 Honda XL 100.

has the bike sat for awhile if so the point will need cleaned

Posted on Sep 13, 2013

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