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    Quote Originally Posted by Redman View Post
    Relative to the stator wires heating up? after cleaning connectors?
    Maybe my post (#5) was made during same time as you were making your post (#6).
    Yes after the cleanup. I was so *@%^$*@%^$*@%^$*@%^$ed that I didn't feel around anymore at that time. Since then I've only ran the bike for very short times as I went back over things one at a time.

    Wow. Didn't know that was a bad word.
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    You could always go direct to the RR with both the stator wires and a live/ground either as a temporary or permanent measure to see if it solves the problem.

    I run mine direct to Battery through an inline fuse and also back to the battery for ground. There is thinking as to why this is not the absolute best method (really into the harness at original point and a single point ground would be) but it does take any resistance in connectors totally out of the equation.

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    Also have you done AC stator tests? It’s possible that one leg of your stator is dead.

    have a look at “the stator papers”

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    Not the first time I've read of Rick's steering customers towards their own R-R, as they didn't at the time (and possibly still don't) have a series offering.
    Bad business, in my book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GS1100GZ View Post
    I installed a Rick's Motorsports shunt type R/R.
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    I tied all 3 legs to the stator.
    In that case i would restore the headlamp loop unless you always drive with lights on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rijko View Post
    In that case i would restore the headlamp loop unless you always drive with lights on.
    That stator leg has nothing to do with the function of the headlamp. It’s only called that because the loop is in the headlamp bucket. Completely fine, and recommended, to take it out. You’re not actually taking it out, just not connecting the stator wire to it.

    see the white/green wire leave the stator, travel a long way just to make a loop, change to white/red, then travel a long way back to connect to the R/R. This is what is being taken out of the charging circuit when we say "remove the useless headlamp loop".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rijko View Post
    In that case i would restore the headlamp loop unless you always drive with lights on.
    A US-spec '82 GS1100G has no option to turn the headlight off.

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    Rich, Phydeauxmutt - you're correct.

    I am used to the lights switch where this stator leg loop is switched,
    for USA that's different.

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    Is Bikecliff's website still good? I keep seeing reference to it but when I try to go to it I get a time out error.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GS1100GZ View Post
    Is Bikecliff's website still good? I keep seeing reference to it but when I try to go to it I get a time out error.
    Use the link in my signature.

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