I am fairly new here and was really hoping you could give some help.
I have hardly used my 05 blade over the last several weeks and now it will not start. I replaced the battery and ensured the new one was fully charged before plugging it up to the machine and hoped for the best.
Unfortunately this did not do the trick and so I bought myself a multimeter, carrying out various checks as advised on here. This includes:
1. Measuring the voltage of the battery when the bike is off. It measured 12.8v
2. Measuring the voltage of the battery when the bike is on and being revved. The voltage dropped to 12.4v and did not increase whatsoever, even above 5000rpm. This lead me to believe it is a stator or regulator/rectifier issue.
3. Measuring the voltage of the red and green wires that lead to the r/r. This read 12.4v (ie exactly corresponded to that found at the battery)
4. Measuring the resistance of each of the three yellow wires that lead from the stator to the r/r, identified by the upper big yellow circle of the following picture:
The readings were between 0.6-0.8 ohms (after subtracting the 0.7 ohms 'zero reading', which is what I got when I shorted the multimeter leads on each other)
5. Measuring the resistance between the yellow wires and the frame of the bike (ie grounding the stator). This varied between 0.2-0.4 ohms for the 3 different wires.
Am I right in thinking that step 5 reveals my stator is broken, as the resistance should be much higher? If so, what resistance should be showing? I did one more test where I turned the bike on and measured the AC voltage of the yellow wires, which was between 12-14v. I then revved the bike above 3000-4000rpm and found the voltage increased, delivering 30-45v. I would have thought that this indicates the stator is fine and I may have an r/r issue(?)
Any advice is really appreciated! Dieing to get back on the road.