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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-20-2011, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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Question 1998 Scrambler 500 HO

Charging issue? Stator failed.Replaced. Reassembled.Checked, seemed to be charging fine. Revved up a to about 4000 rpm saw volt meter hit 17 volts(approx) Yellow/Red(the one from the voltage reg)wire got so hot it melted the plastic that surrounds the connector.Manual gets very sketchy about checking the regulator. Now when revving up I can get only about 13 volts at the battery. Probably not enough? I would think I need about 13.8 volts at battery? Like a car? I'm thinking regulator now? Anybody have any experience with this? One thing after another with this machine?
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Make sure all your connections are good and check to make sure you have good grounds,motor to frame,up by the top motor mount i think. Also check that your battery is in good shape, a dead cell will cause a runaway charge like that and might toast the regulator.recheck charge coils too
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had this happen a few times,replace the regulator than replace the wire connector red wire,harness side red wire connector voltage regulator connector.than retest voltage running you should read 14.6 volts.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-29-2011, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Just got my new regulator. Installed.Rechecked. Still 17 volts, at new battery. Added external ground wire to reg no change. Stator is doing its job. Confused now? Help!!!
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