Re: NOT THE STATOR....BUT WIERD....HELP PLEASE
Reg/rec shorting out. The first thing the A/C from the stator hits is a group of 6 diodes. These are arranged with two diodes to each phase of the stator, one going 'in' to the regulator, one going 'down' to earth. (A full wave bridge RECTIFIER). If the earth side diodes have gone bad then it will kill any A/C before it hits the REGULATOR part of the device.
Trouble is, the regulator has components that also 'dump' excess voltage to earth too... As the reg/rec curcuit board is firmly sealed with potting compound there is no way to investigate without risking complete destruction.
I can't understand why Honda, of all people, insist on using what are obviously underspecified components. If I am faced with these failures I always recommend/fit the reg/rec from the Yamaha Phaser 1000. This seems to be a robust unit with a hefty heat sink, but, it also has a 'long tail' connection lead. I can then fit this in an area out into the air and with a good heat sink to the frame. The connection plugs are different, but I hard solder these joints anyway, its one less area to fail.