99 R6burnt stator plug, followed advice and no power
I am a longtime lurker of this forum and finally created an account because I have run into my first issue with my bike. Long story short, my bike (99 Yamaha R6) died while riding. Upon research I found this is a common issue due to the rectifier getting really hot and melting the stator plug. Well, turns out that is exactly what happened to my bike as well. So I did my forum research and found an old thread advising to just cut off the melted stator plug, crimp female connectors onto the stator wires and individually plugged them into the rectifier plug after using dielectric grease as well. Well, after spending hours delicately putting the connectors into the rectifier plug my bike now has no power it does not even crank. The battery and the stator are good as I tested them. I am at a loss as to what to do? The new female connectors are insulated but Iam thinking as the metal parts are touching each other that might be the problem? I used female spade connectors. Please help.
Edit: I forgot to add a second issue that I ran into. While attempting to remove the tank cover I ended up stripping the two bolts on the front end of the tank. So now I cant even take the tank cover off and unable to remove the rectifier. Is there an alternative way to access the rectifier or remove it?
Last edited by Breukelman88; 06-18-2019 at 12:52 PM.
Reason: Forgot to add that the tank cover bolts are stripped and cannot easily access the rectifier