Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: French Lake,New Brunswick,Canada
2002 Kodiak Regulator/Rectifier Bad?
So I was wondering if someone else has the same bike and can take a peak under the left fender to look at their regulator / Rectifier and tell me if there are 3 whites ,one black,and a red going into the plug for the rectifier ,or just 3 white wires(Stator wires) and one Black?
My bike stopped charging its own battery and it used to be fine before .
When I first looked at regulator/rectifier the red wire was broke at plug and looked like it had been for a while as it wasnt even hooked to battery.
From the research I have done , i started at the stator and checked all three lines with a meter for continuity and they all read out . I then checked from each line to ground and all three do not have continuity which means stator is good!
i then went to plug on regulator/rectifier and checked for voltage there when bike is running . Each line will put out around 20v Ac when I rev bike. Goes up and down with rev which is good i think.
I then cut the wires to plug as the red one was broke off to short to splice or anything.
I then rewired the white wires(Stator wires AC) to regulator/rectifier
i then took the black wire and put it on the black lead and the red wire on the red lead.
I put meter on dc and started bike. there was no voltage coming to meter even when i revved engine.
Did I test this right?
Should there be like 14 volts or so coming out of regulator / rectifier??
Should I have both wires hooked up?
I am sure it worked before with just black wire?
Any help would be appreciated or anyone taking a peak at their bike!!