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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-04-2015, 05:58 AM Thread Starter
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Was at a red light today and my voltage was reading 11.9, and the check engine was on. So I look at the connection to the stator and it had a fair amount of oil in there. so I have a couple questions. What is the best way to clean this oil out, and could this be what's affecting my voltage? Also, would this set off my check engine? Thanks!
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-04-2015, 07:25 AM
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Where is the oil coming from? The stator normally is bathed in oil inside the engine. It will not conduct electricity. If it is leaking through the connector it will cause a poor connection. Try unplugging the connector and cleaning it with a spray contact cleaner. Reconnect and check your volt reading.

If the problem reoccurs find and fix the oil leak.

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The oils migrates down through the wire insulation & accumulates at the connection-generally oil is not conductive & shouldn't effect anything. A more likely suspect would be battery/battery connections or possible voltage regulator. My old 99 does the same thing and I'll occasionally open it up and blow the connectors clean with compressed air.
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I kept the battery charged inside most of winter, but the last month it sat in the bike and it got pretty cold. I don't know if that killed it or not. Connections are good.
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I would clean the conector with a contact cleaner that you can pick up at any auto store. Sounds like the oil is wicking from stator.

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you didn't say what you have for a bike.

check your battery bolts with a 10mm wrench. Do not trust what your hand tells you

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It's a 2000 v92c.
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Update: I went out and reset the tps and cleaned the stator connections. I got the check engine light to go off but it's still idling at 12.0 and lower.
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If it charges at the normal 14-15v range when revved then it is your battery. Give her a healthy over night charge and re-check it.

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So what became of your issue?

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