Can anyone throw light on the following.....
We know that these alternators are 3 phase. Like many other bike makes, they have three wire from the alternator carrying AC current to the RR where it is converted to DC and regulated to produce +/_ 14 volts into the bike's electrical system. The AC current voltage generated by each of the 3 phases (wire) from the alternator to the RR varies depending on the type of alternator and the engine's RPM but around 10 volts per 1000 RPM so ( 5000 RPM = 50 VAC before reaching the RR).
Question is: what happens if anything in the alternator if one or more phase/wires breaks or disconnects ? The 50 volts has no where to go. How could this affect the alternator ? Is burned out stator coils a possibility ?
All advice is appreciated.