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Voltage regulator and wires getting very hot....

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Old 07-30-2008, 06:55 AM   #1
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Voltage regulator and wires getting very hot....

I am trying to get my bike ready for the DYNO and while I had it running today I noticed s slight bit of smoke coming from the wires that attach to the regualtor that some fromt he stator. In the pic you will see me pointing to where the smoke was coming from. Only that side of the wires seem to e hot. I replaced the regualtor its self as I had a spare but that did not seem to be much help. The regualtor gets so hot you cant hold your hand on it.

Any ideas why? Bad stator?

I checked all the wires between the stator and the reguator and nothing is pinched.


   
 
Old 07-30-2008, 08:46 AM   #2
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Did you open those plugs and check for oil?
   
 
Old 07-30-2008, 10:18 AM   #3
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I did. There was oil there and on Entropy's advise I cut the plug out of the way and the heat problem is still there.
   
 
Old 07-30-2008, 09:17 PM   #4
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Mine have been getting very hot since I removed the plug. My High beam light gradually kept coming on... The the next night, bammo! no headlights. Been reading the net, forums, looks like I'll be ordering a relay and solder removal. The real question is wont it fry again? Do we need heavier guage wire? WTF?
   
 
Old 07-31-2008, 09:57 PM   #5
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So you think we might need somthing like this?
http://www.weco.ca/1_0/1_1/1_1_show_...type=E&id=1675
   
 
Old 11-21-2008, 09:55 PM   #6
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how how, anyone got good method to prevent the wires from burning? i am using a 00 model , wires feels hot and it will harden up the rubber tubing fast and will soon get burnt again , how about 02 and up model? do they have this problem? can 02 above wiring harness be used with 00 model?
   
 
Old 11-21-2008, 10:07 PM   #7
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I think the 05 model had it fixed, but it may have been earlier, not %100 sure. you could re wire the stator, and where the wires go to the stator, put some solder into the wire so its solid, then silicone the rubber insulator of the wire to the solder so its leak proof. no more oil in the wires.... damn I might just try that :D
   
 
Old 11-23-2008, 08:44 AM   #8
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hmmmm, silicone the rubber tubing , also a good idea, actually now i am using CBR1000 wiring this time round , hopefully it can hold the heat longer.
   
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