Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: 1979 Bonneville T140E 750
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: New York
Stator Question. Two or Three wires?
I'm a bit confused on the stator. To start off I have a 79 Bonneville T140E 750 cc. There are three wires/terminals that go from the rectifier to the alternator, as least as far as I understand. These three are colored green/black, green/white and green/yellow. I ran some tests and suspected the stator to be faulty. I took it out and then I noticed there were only two wires coming from the stator when I thought there should be three.
I bought this bike last summer and I always knew there was this extra wiring just hanging around where snap connectors are from the alternator to the harness. When I unraveled the electrical tape I saw that only two of those wires actually were connected to the alternator and the third one (the one i always noticed hanging around) didn't connect to anything? Now I know the guy told me he replaced the entire harness on the bike and what I'm trying to figure out is where that third wire is supposed to go? I thought maybe the stator was from a different bike that only used two wires and he adapted it somehow? Or is that how it's supposed to be? Because I'm looking at a picture of the stator where I was about to order mine from and noticed those only have two wires as well?
I'm really confused. Any help is surely appreciated. Thanks.