Sorry for asking this here but no one over LULZ could give me a reasonable answer.
Can a motorcycle's stator and rectifier possibly be stressed, overheat or fail prematurely with the use of higher wattage bulbs?
I keep hearing that yes they can, but to my dummy understanding you can't try to suck more energy out of the stator and rectifier, as they only generate off the engine's rotation. And the worst that can happen is the bulbs drain faster than they can recharge the battery. Could you enlighten me on this?
I should add that my bike model has a chronic problem with the stator so I don't want to overstress it any bit.
Pic related is the stator, a 3 phase kind, and the rectifier is a diode that converts the excess volts (stator puts out up to 80~100v) into heat and dissipates it, and sends 13~14v to the battery.