I've been expecting this for a while, since i've burned up two stators and two batteries in the last 2 seasons, but it is now finally time to do some work.
I went to take the bike out yesterday to enjoy the nice weather and noticed a leak. turns out it was gas pouring out of the right two carbs. i'm guessing the floats stuck, and since the bike has never been winterized and I was planning to rebuild/clean the carbs anyway (gasket/needle kits are sitting on the kitchen table, i just wanted one ride before I ripped it apart
), i just pulled back into the garage and got to work. well i pulled the seat off and noticed the reg/rec wiring is toast. luckily the gas and roasted electronics didn't meet, that coulda been BAD.
So, to the point, I am planning to swap in a MOSFET reg/rec and replace the wiring to prevent this from ever happening again, but I just want to be sure before I order parts that I know what I need. From my searching i have read that i would be better off replacing everything; wires, connectors, reg/rec, all of it. Looks like EasternBeaver has the parts (R/R Connectors
), I'm just not sure which ones i need. I am guessing both part A and part B, plus a reg/rec part #FH012, can anyone confirm? With part A I think i cut the wires from the stator and solder the new harness/connector to those. Then I remove all the wiring coming from the reg/rec to both the stator harness and the battery and install part B, along with a MOSFET reg/rec FH012 then connect it all up.
Does that sound right? How much of the OEM harness do I need to remove? Do i need any other parts? Any other caveats?
i could still need a new battery or stator but both are pretty new, just a couple months on them at the end of last season, so I am hoping not. fingers crossed, thanks in advance.