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Old 11-15-2010, 10:04 AM
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I got a new stator about 4 months ago and finally got the superhawk rumning, a month ago it went out on me. The odometers went first and then it just died, I took the seat off and the connector going from the stator to the rectifier is burnt to a crisp. Has this happened to anyone and what's the cause ?
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:07 AM
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That is a classic R/R failure... I'm pretty sure you never needed to replace that stator as they rarely fail outright, they do degrade somewhat though... The R/R's does fail though, and I'd recommend searching the forum for replacing it with a yamaha one...
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:21 AM
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I aggree, mine failed and I bought an after market "finned" replacement...it was no good so I upgraded to a Ricks' R1
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:35 AM
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Ok do I need to replace the wire harness or just the connector to the rectifier? I had to replace the stator because the guy that had it before me said it was a new one but he didn't tell me he didn't bolt it in so the wires on the stator got chewed up so I replaced it then this happened
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:58 AM
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im having the same problem. the factory regulator is junk. my opinion. two times in a year it has left me stranded. im switching to the 2000 yamaha r1 regulator.
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You can just replace the R/R and the connector. You shouldn't have to replace the whole wire. But if you are replacing the connector, make sure you get the matching connector with whatever R/R you end up going with. Or just do what I did, and use individual wire connectors.
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Ryder3610 View Post
Ok do I need to replace the wire harness or just the connector to the rectifier? I had to replace the stator because the guy that had it before me said it was a new one but he didn't tell me he didn't bolt it in so the wires on the stator got chewed up so I replaced it then this happened
Most likely the rest of the harness is just fine... I'd check it along those wires, but no need to replace if it's unharmed...

If you want to be fancy, go shopping here for some connectors to make it plug in nicely...
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:56 AM
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Ok thanks guys, u all saved me a lot $
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Old 11-15-2010, 01:59 PM
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Can we clarify some? My understanding -Honda corrected this issues in the later bikes 2001-2005. And these R/R , charging issue were resolved.. Please correct me if this (as i continue to read over and over)
Is changing the R/R now (at 14XXX miles) going to be prevent measure , i should consider now?
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:14 PM
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Well... They tried to correct it is more like it... They did upgrade with a finned R/R with beefier internals... And it does last longer than the older model apparently, but it's still a diode based design so it will fail sooner or later...

The Yamaha ones are Mosfet based and inherently cooler and more efficient ie they will last a lot longer than either of the Honda versions... A lot newer Honda models have the same R/R's as those as well... (for instance the CBR 1000RR has a Mosfet based one, not entirely suitable as replacement though)
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So Tweety- Your saying it is going to fail.......DUH. ! ! ! Is there any of the mosfet based R/R that are a direct plug in, and go? Or is the patch in process normal?
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:59 PM
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None of this is new info........ While your welcome to ask a question at a time, wait for an answer that may or may not address your question.. Everything you want to know so far has been asked and answered, posted, re posted.

You can install a later model finned R/R, but it is not a mosfet style, and mostly as useless as the older non fined version.. On the bright side it plugs in.

OR, you can buy the OEM quality plugs or a complete harness for a different model R/R and wire it in to your wiring harness.. The benefits are a modern higher capacity mosfet type R/R like the FH 012 and modern sealed plugs.
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:42 PM
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Yeah, so it will fail & do you really want to head out on each ride wondering if it will be the failed one? It is prudent to pre-emptively swap it. I just got the eastern beaver plug for my R1 replacement & they are great quality.
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Originally Posted by 1971allchaos View Post
So Tweety- Your saying it is going to fail.......DUH. ! ! ! Is there any of the mosfet based R/R that are a direct plug in, and go? Or is the patch in process normal?
You're asking me whats normal?! I'm the guy that mixes and matches parts from some 20 bikes together into one, remember?...

But yeah, it's normal, there are no plug and play Mosfet one's... The best/cheapest solution is the R1 with a good cable from Eastern Beaver just like Eric said...
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I have a 98 model and my brother has an 02 will his rectifier work on my 98
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:30 AM
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You did read the rest of the thread, right?!

Might work if I type slower... Y....E....S... B...U...T... I...T... I...S... C...R...A...P... J...U...S...T... L...I...K...E... T...H...E... O...L...D... O...N...E...!
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Yea I read that part but right now the bike is my way back and forth to work and I don't have the cash to buy the one I need
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How small is the budget? If you can afford it, you can get a good used one on eBay for $40 + $7 shipping... Or if you are lucky with the bidding even cheaper..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/02-Ya...Q5fAccessories

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2002-...Q5fAccessories

That one you don't need to buy a harness for either... Just use standard spade connectors...

If it wasn't for the fact that shipping kills the whole idea, I'd donate the one I have lying around as a spare...

BTW for the hell of it, PM me your adress and I'll find out what shipping is...

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