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Stator replacement question / I'm addressing charging issues
My battery has recently been dying on me continuously. A new battery was installed, yet the same issue again.
I started testing with a multi-meter and found the regulator/rectifier to be testing good. I followed the procedures that I found online, as it was my first time doing this.
I figured it had to be the stator, so I ordered one and took the crank case cover off tonight to begin with the install of the new one. Once the crank case was opened and the old stator was removed, I noticed that it shows no visible signs of being faulty. All of the videos and forums that I've searched online always show black or shorted areas on the coils or soldering. My old stator showed no visible signs of any of those symptoms. It looks flawless, visually - on both sides of the coils, soldering points and wiring to the harness. It looks like my new stator in every way. I'm going to go ahead and install the new stator anyway, just for peace of mind, since I already have it.
My question is this: Have any of you had a bad stator that looked good upon visual inspection? My old stator literally looks brand new!
Also, should I use gasket seal on the rubber grommet that feeds the wiring into the crank case, or would you recommend another type of sealant for that area?
This is the first time I've done this type of work on my motorcycle, so any feedback regarding the process is helpful. I want to do this without issue.
Once I get things back together, I hope things will work fine. If not, my plan is to replace the regulator/rectifier (even though it tested good), in hopes of finally solving my charging issues.
Anything else I should consider, if the new stator doesn't work?