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Old 15 Nov 2012
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Nice join, i do remember they guy at college demonstrating this method many moons ago, but as an electrician this method is not cost effective they simply crimp everything to save time.

But yeah you can 100% rule out any faults with a quality join like this.

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Thanks Mezo

I agree.. they just want to make large quantities of wiring and aren't too worried how good they are..

I actually learned that by myself.. the first joints I ever tried to make were horrible and a slight pull would break the connection so I started experimenting

Still, that's how I did all the soldering in my wiring loom on the XT.
I know only a freakish thing could break those connections and most likely not at the actual joint but before or after it

One quick tip for everyone trying to solder and can't get the solder to stick to the joint.. Either get a better solder or get a higher wattage soldering iron..
I personally like the old 60w soldering that I have now and for motorcycle wiring work, it's perfect for my skills


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Well im not sure if it was the "official" way of teaching or just my teacher?

But that is the method he showed me when i was learning to do electronics/electric & id say its got to be the perfect join.

You should do a simple thread on "how to join a wire" with pics.

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thanks for pics and detailed info,one question when guy fitted new reg rec,there wasnt a block connector going into r/r just four seperate spade connectors,just wanting to eliminate if its possible the red wire is in the wrong position,looking at r/r from front on whilst bolted to battery box is correct position for red wire bottom right? cheers
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Is one of the male spade`s gold & the rest are silver (from memory) in the rectifier? so the red would go on that & the whites go on any of the others but don't quote me on that.

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ok so bikes still nae fixed,it does run though and i carry a spare charged battery in the top box,which dosnt last long even with lights off.
i removed the loom and checked for continuity all was fine,tonight i checked the output from the stator, voltage output was 2.9volts ac resistance check on stator was .9 ohms
dc voltage from r/r was 2.4 volts dc,does this suggest that the generator is knackered and the one i replaced is knackered too? dazed and confused,cheers
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Ok, The proper way to test the stator on the XT is to get your hands on a multimeter that can make the continuity check. Personally I like the digital ones with buzzer as continuity check!

1-Disconnect the 3 plug stator connector that is located behind the LHS seat cover (plastic).

2- check continuity between each three pins ( pins 1&2, pins 1&3, pins 2&3) the order doesn't matter as long as you test all combinations! THEY should ALL have continuity between each other!

3- Check for continuity between each of the pins and a good FRAME GROUND! they CANNOT have continuity with ground (none of them)!

If the test prove the stator is good, you have a dead Reg/Rectifier!
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at lassssssssssssst

fixed at last,9 months after its malfunction,the genny was the main problem,plus some other gremlin thrown in at the same time to confuse matters
thanks for the above pointers comments and suggestions,very much appreciated,cheers
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Glad we could help!
Plus, don't throw your old stator away, it can be rewound and you'll get to have a spare!


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Well done mate,need to check my output as my reg/rec has just been replaced,managed to find a second hand carb while I,m here in the uk and will pick it up at the weekend if I,m lucky...
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