Well... if there was a short it could burn the wiring near the regulator and blow a fuse. I'm not sure what test is required on your stator. It generally requires you to pull the wires coming from the stator (need to track them down) and check the voltage and ohms off it. Remember, the wiring comes off the stator and should go straight to the VR.
First, make sure your VR is properly grounded.
Now get into the techy techy... I don't have a service manual for your bike so bare with me...you will also need a multi-meter that can do ac/dc and ohms.
There are 2 parts to a stator. The stator winding and the rotor. Sense we don't know if the bike is charging cause it keeps shorting out... lets assume its not.
Check the the ohms at the stator plug. Once the wire is unplugged place the 2 meter leads into the 2 terminals. Note the resistance. Shouldn't read much .2-.3 (again these are big dog numbers).
If the resistance is good, check the winding.. put 1 terminal into the stator plug and the other to ground (frame or battery). It should read open circuit 9infinite resistance). If it does... the rotor is OK.
To check the rotor. Set the meter to AC. Put the 2 terminals into the 2 wires again. Start the bike. The voltage will vary but should read about 20 volts and increase with RPMs. It can read up to 100 volts... be carefull... you can get shocked!
That is how you check your stator with the bike off.
You could check this "new" VR by checking the voltage on it, with both meter leads to both wires (opposite of the ones you just checked) on the VR wiring. Depending on the style of the VR for your bike it should either read no DC voltage (series) or close to the battery voltage (shunt)(12 volts).
With the series style VR, if you use the positive lead to one VR wire and the other to a ground it should read about half the battery voltage and with both leads in the VR wiring.. it should read no voltage.
You can also check to make sure it is regulating correctly. Should give you about 14.9 volts at the battery with the motor running and up on some RPMs.
Now if you have all good measurements... then the VR is good. Its just hard for me to tell you which one you have..cause I don't know. Further, I'm no pro at this electrical stuff. I hate it.
Understand that beyond the fuses, wires, and battery. There are 3 parts to the charging system. The stator windings, rotor, and the VR.
I honestly think its more of a wiring problem for you.... due to your crash. I would look into broke or chaffed wires and/or harnesses.
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