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    Checking a stator-What ohms setting?

    Currently chasing an electrical gremlin - oh the joy. There are lots of threads on checking the phases of a stator with a volt meter but not a one of them I can find say exactly which notch on the meter I need to be using - 200, 2000, 20k? Higher?
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    Use the lowest possible range for an accurate reading. If the expected reading will be under 200 ohms use that range.
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    0.9 @ 200 is as close to the listed spec of .3 - .5 as I can read. Guess it's still good then?
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    what is the problem youre having?

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    If the spec is .3-.5 ohms, .9 is a little high. But the error in your dmm could account for the difference. I'd look into calibrating your multimeter, not because it might wrong, bit because your lowest setting is 200. A lower setting, like 20, would make me more confident in the resistance reading I was getting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supachip1 View Post
    what is the problem you're having?
    It's eating batteries. Not just draining them, but 'It's dead Jim' killing them.
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    I presume you've checked the regulator/rectifier unit ?
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    If you have to put on a battery disconnect. I have one bike I went through the starter, charging system, wiring and after fixing a short still has an issue. I just turn the knob to disconnect and it works. I figured it did it on its own maybe I'll hit a bump and it will go away. Sounds good anyway.
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    R/R tested good, but they're not horribly expensive so I ordered a new one anyway. It should be in this afternoon's mail.
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    Hope your dead battery issue is resolved.
    When I was evaluating electrical issues I found that an older style analog multimeter was more accurate and readily calibrated than newer digital meters. CATC-Appliance-Tools-Analog-Multimeter.jpg
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