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Symptoms of a bad Stator or regulator 3 Years, 4 Months ago  
2001 - Latest work, I put on the EMGO 12-55760 and took it for ride this past Saturday . . . ran like a champ. Got behind an old truck and had the electrical burning smell. I thought it was the old truck . . . I passed and a min or two later the smell went away. Last night, I took some papers to the tax lady and it's acting like there's no gas at cruise. If I twist the wrist she responds but when I get back to cruise it's in and out. . .I pull the clutch and it dies. . .I get to the tax lady and drop off more deductions, get on and it starts right up, ride home same thing in and out (on and off) and bucking like a bronc. I'm thinking the vacuum plug for the AIS. It looks good. I took it off and blew into it and it holds air. Put it back on. Have the tank off and it needs an oil change so I do that as well. I did notice a spark plug cap wasn't all the way down on the plug so I check them all and make sure they're secured. Ride it around the block and it dies . . . about half a block away . . . coast up the driveway and into the garage where she sitting Supposed to be mid 70's today and was planning on riding to work . . .

A lot of words but nothing said. . . .My question: how to check the regulator and the stator. I'll prolly be gone for a week or so. Battery was new in '09 and I keep it in the basement during the winter. I do have a headlight modulator but have noticed no ill effects. I don't have a meter. . . .Yet. . . .But this will be a good reason to buy one.

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Re:Symptoms of a bad Stator or regulator 3 Years, 4 Months ago  
That rubber smell may have just been the rubber on the new filter outgassing once the engine had heated up.

Check the idle circuit; it may be plugged with a little bit of dirt.

The stator would not be the cause of the symptoms you describe. Check the manual on how to check the regulator but I doubt it would be bad.

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Re:Symptoms of a bad Stator or regulator 3 Years, 4 Months ago  
This might sound crazy...but... check you tank vent and maybe vent your gas cap. Had similar trouble when I first had mine. tank vent was blocked and I could not clear it. A friend turned me on to RSC and I vented my gas cap. No problems since! Can't hurt.
 
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Re:Symptoms of a bad Stator or regulator 3 Years, 4 Months ago  
Good point Bushman.

Once is starts to act up, pull over and take off the gas cap. If you hear a swooshing/pop/etc noise then Bushman is correct.

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Re:Symptoms of a bad Stator or regulator 3 Years, 4 Months ago  
My Battery is low right now . . the lights dim when I try to start . .the gas cap, I did think of. . .I played with while I was returning back from the tax lady and by the way total ride was about 30 miles. . . Rubber smell . . . never thought of that, just trying to remember and piece things together. Before I took the tank off I made sure the vent tube wasn't pinched. I could see movement when I shook it under the seatto the front of the tank. I had to extend the vent tube off the carb. . .What would happen if that pinched?? It seems to be free and is loose, I ran it between the Rod tube and the rear jug then down under.

Idle CKT (Are we talking the idle adjustment screw. . .I moved that to right below the choke, I can move it back no problem) but I'm not familar with "Idle Circuit". . .can you point me in a general direction??. . .I have the manuals. . .at home.
I'll look into that this evening. . .

Doc. . .Bushman Thanks. . .

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Re:Symptoms of a bad Stator or regulator 3 Years, 4 Months ago  
Don't extend the "vent tube off the carb" (not talking about the crankcase vent tube); the tube is there only to prevent water from getting into the carb. I lost mine and never bothered replacing it. Yes, if it's becomes restricted the slide will not operate properly.

The carb has a idle jet and idle 'holes'. Make sure they are all clear. Here is some info .... Pilot Jet and PMS

If you have move the choke, are you sure it is operating properly?

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Re:Symptoms of a bad Stator or regulator 3 Years, 4 Months ago  
I still have the original vent tube. . .will put that back in. . .also I didn't move the choke. . .just the idle adjustment screw that was under the old air cleaner (Velocity). . . .

and will look into the Idle Jet. . . .though I don't like getting into the carb . . . I always figured I'd have to sooner or later. . .


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Re:Symptoms of a bad Stator or regulator 3 Years, 4 Months ago  
TVoso wrote:
I still have the original vent tube. . .will put that back in. . .also I didn't move the choke. . .just the idle adjustment screw that was under the old air cleaner (Velocity). . . .

Sorry ... failed speed reading course.

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Re:Symptoms of a bad Stator or regulator 3 Years, 4 Months ago  
DocShadow, Bushman. . . thanks for pointing me into a direction to check. Luckily for me, I didn't have to take the carb apart. . .I took the longer tube off and replaced it with the original 3 inch tube. I ran about 8 oz's of SeaFoam with 2 gals of Gas and ran the tar out of her. It took about 3 miles but it cleaned right out. Runs great!! I ended up taking the 3 inch tube off and just left it bar. I thought this port on the carb was an exhaust not an intake. I'm glad it wasn't worse than it was.

Thanks alot!!

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