How to check alternator on '95 Tiger
I've had a defective charging system for the past few months on my '95 Tiger with ~ 62K miles on it - fairly common symptoms - voltage starts off around 12 vdc and steadily decreases as the engine runs - to the point that it dies a little under 8 vdc. Put a new battery in - same issue. I've got both the factory service manual as well as the Haynes. The factory one sez very little about troubleshooting the charging system. The Haynes gives a few tests to try - mostly checking the regulator - based on my results, I went ahead & rolled the dice and ordered a new one - appears to be backordered.
I've checked the rotor and it's good - next obvious step would be to check the stator, but due to the way the 3 leads tie directly into the rectifier board, I'm uncertain & leary to do so - anyone have a suggestion for this? I've already checked all connections - appear to be good. Thanks!