What does a Harley stator do?

How do I know if my stator is bad on my Harley?

The most obvious symptoms of a bad motorcycle stator include no spark, weak spark, or intermittent spark (also known as misfiring). Hard starts and a poorly running engine can also be clues that your stator needs to be rebuilt or replaced.

How do I know if my stator is bad?

Insert each probe into a stator socket. You should read around 0.2 to 0.5 ohms. If you show an open circuit with the “Open” or infinity reading or have higher resistance, then the stator is bad and you must replace it. If these tests all produce positive results, then the stator itself is good.

Will a Harley run with a bad stator?

The stator system charges your battery and replenishes it. You could actually run your motorcycle just fine for some time without a working stator as the battery has reserve current. Of course, the battery would eventually die.

Will a bad stator drain a battery?

Will a bad stator drain a battery? As far as the battery, yes a bad stator/regulator can destroy a new battery. If it’s run at a very low voltage without being recharged then it can be destroyed. … In most cases if we replace a stator or regulator the battery has to be changed as well as it won’t hold a charge.

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Why does a stator burn out?

The AC current heats up the stator and the heat destroys the insulation and ultimately carbonizes it turning it into a low resistance brick. Most stators are three phase AC systems so there will be three diodes in the rectifier that can potentially fail and allow AC current into the system.

How much does it cost to fix a stator?

Stator & Rotor

A new stator and rotor set typically costs between $250 and $1,500. They are stationary and rotating parts of any system that generates electricity. When they stop working seamlessly, they need repair or replacement.