:: Yamaha Virago XV Forums That Rock!!! Tech Articles Stator redux!

#1:  Stator redux! Author: Scotsman828 Post Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 7:11 pm

Ok, as some of you know my stator went belly up. If not then here's the link,
I decided to get away from the stock 3 phase stator setup and go with a single phase setup. So after searching all day for bare copper wire, I had no luck. So I found a clothes dryer motor and stripped the wire out of it. I stripped all the old wire from my stator and restrand the stator to a single phase setup (one continous wire, instead of 3 wires) now I only have two wire going to the aftermarket single phase harley style voltage regulator/rectifier. I re-covered the stator with epoxy and now I'm getting it ready to be installed. Here's a pic of the finished stator. Wish me luck that it works.

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#2:  Re: Stator redux! Author: turtlspd Post Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 1:36 pm


#3:  Re: Stator redux! Author: motormouse Post Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 5:05 pm

If this works, you may have a new business venture! (possibly stators with a little more amperage than stock?)

#4:   Author: geo Post Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 6:00 pm


#5:   Author: Matthew Post Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 2:10 am

did it work?

#6:   Author: Scotsman828 Post Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:53 pm

Sorta, I think that I goofed wiring it. I should have skipped every other arm. The reason being is because of the magnet poles (north and south). I stranded it in parallel sequence. I got about 5 volts AC out of the stator at 2000 rpms which translated to .20 volts DC at 2000 rpms.
Oh well if at first you don't succeed, throw it in the dumpster. No just kiddling, I'm gonna give it another shot wiring it in alternating sequence. But I'm gonna go ahead and buy a new stator so I can get some riding in before the summer is gone. I haven't rode it in over a month and I'm going into serious DT's.

#7:   Author: Matthew Post Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 2:51 pm

Might be easier to go to a 2 phase then.

#8:  Re: Stator redux! Author: Scotsman828 Post Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:30 pm

Finally it's alive again! I ordered a stator from XTreme Powersports for $126, got it installed and now she's a chargin'. I just solder two of the stator leads together, which gave me two leads to match up to my new voltage reg. My single phase voltage regulator is working great and looks so much better than that piece of crap Yamaha decided to use. Ended up having to fix my starter again, easy fix though brushes were grease soaked, I put too much grease in the rear of the starter last time I fixed it. Once I got all that cleaned up she roared to life again. Here a pic of the new Voltage regulator, I got it at for $52.89, part number is 53-34.

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#9:   Author: Matthew Post Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 1:08 am

bump bump

What ever happened to this mod?

Is it a viable fix for everyone yet?

#10:   Author: Matthew Post Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 1:12 am

The virago does need a viable charging system mod. More then most anything else.

#11:   Author: Matthew Post Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:59 am

bump, found it geo

#12:   Author: Billy Hunter Post Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 11:59 am

I did the same and it worked great for me. Only problem I have is I only ride 10 miles a day to and from work after my 150 mile commute to get there. This sometimes drains my battery as I do not ride far enough to properly charge it during the week. other than that I have good output and it charges pretty steady. Have had this arrangement for about 6 months without problems.

#13:   Author: lassesand Post Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 4:30 pm

Matthew wrote (View Post): The virago does need a viable charging system mod. More then most anything else.

Well my TR1. charged it's battery for 25 odd years until the connections where to corroded to let out the current. My opinion is that the XV's have a good charging system as long as all connections are ok and the wires insulated.
My quick fix was to buy a used but OK stator for about 50 $ and fixing the connections.

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