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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-02-2019, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone, I have a question maybe someone could help. I have a 03 electra anniversary with the 88 engine. Stator been replaced battery and regulator and still very little charge at idle. On the open road I get 14-16 volts charge, but at idle I get no more than 10 volts which trigger the engine light. Also I'm getting oil in regulator plug. Any ideas to what's going on???
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-02-2019, 12:16 PM
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What's your idle speed?

Oil in the plug means you don't have a good seal. Should have put some black silicone around the plug for insurance when you installed the stator.

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Did the '03 have engine codes?

Are you sure you have a good ground for the regulator?

Have you double checked you don't have a connection to ground from the stator? Did you replace the rotor? Could have been a chunk of magnet still floating around in there and tore up your new stator (ground test should confirm).

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No...I didn't put any silicone around the plug. I will remember that from now on. My idle speed is around 8.5-9k rpm. Sitting at a red light my voltage meter reads about 10volts..not charging. There are no codes due to the bike charging at high rpm. At about 70-80 mph the bike charges 14-16 volts. I will re-check the regulator ground. Did a test with fluke to check stator...its good.
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You must mean 8.5 to 9 hundred RPMs. My Ultra doesn't charge at idle either. With a permanent magnet alternator I wouldn't expect it to.


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