Fried RR/Stator wire connection.

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  1. Lint

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    So, is this a sign of the RR dying or is it just a bad connector? Bike runs fine, but I did take the cover off of the stator and I noticed that part of it is dark, part of it isn't. Bike runs great and battery stays charged.
     
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    solder the connection, if ya caught it in time no issue. you can due an ohm test on the stator, but a crispy looking one may mean trouble is on its way
     
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    I'll solder the connection and test everything. Thanks
     
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    Lint, 694 posts and you still had that connector there
     
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    Yeah, well, I guess I missed the memo. I vaguely remember something about a connector. ..

    I guess Honda already knew about the future failure of the RR/stator if they put a quick disconnect there instead of just wires... just sayin.
     
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    Since I soldered mine it's been ok, those connectors were a big part of the problem imho.
     
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    Connectors are put there for ease of assembly, can you imagine the assembly line soldering up the wires so we wouldn't have these problems down the track, I think not. Remember somebody makes the loom, with a connector,somebody else makes the stator, with a connector, somebody makes the rec/reg with a connector, all easy peasy when things are new, nice and shiney and just plugs together. It is only with age,weather and heat cycles through the connector that ends up causing the problems and eventually all these bikes end up getting older by the day
     
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    Make sure you trim the stator wires back a bit from the connector before soldering to fresh shiny stuff. That cm or whatever near the connector, copper is probably bacon.
     
  9. Lint

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    Good idea to check that, the metal connector are pretty carbonized. I'll probably solder in a little extra wire, as there isn't very much to work with.
     
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    I had the dreaded fried issue and ended up replacing the R/R and stator and installed a VFRness for good measure. All pretty straight forward and for me a no-brainer after seeing the state of my wiring and the stator!
     
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    That is my preferred route but I'm hoping this will get the job done. I'm going to set money aside to get those items. Right now is looking like $300 - $350 to do that.
     
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    Or you could test the stator to see if you need one. Recommend the Fh020aa R/R from www.roadstercycle.com

    Lastly don't waste your bucks on a VFRness. Its just a bandaid and doesn't do a thing for the life of the stator and R/R..
     
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    I'm guessing the VFRness has connectors on it, so there we go again, be fine till it starts to corrode again
     
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    I am not advocating one set of equipment or another.

    I had issues frying 2 batteries (yes I was being lazy) before I decided to take the bull by the horns.

    Yes you can make your own easily, the thing I (stress me/myself) liked about the VFRness was the fact that it was well constructed, replaced some dodgy existing wiring and didn't rely on me being on my game soldering (yes I can solder but yes I have also had solder joints fail in the past). I wrapped my connectors in self-adhesive & waterproof tape.

    I did indeed check my stator but after seeing the state of the melted connector and the fact that the R/R was shot I was pretty sure that the stator could well be shot...it was!
    In no way do I suggest that other peoples bikes will be the same...however IF your finances can deal with it the path I took I was happy with as from that point onwards I had absolutely no electrical/charging issues and I could go back to being stoked with the awesome machine that the Gen5 was...before someone stole it last week :(
     
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    all you need to do is solder the stator and R/R. there's no need for another harness..:noidea:
     
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