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Recently took ownership of Junkyard Dog version of an FZR600

I am sorting out the many issues related to the 1993 FZR 600 I was given from a family friend. The bike was heading for the scrap yard and I just couldn't justify it's death. It seemed to still be in salvageable order and I love a good challenge. So, after the poor little thing sitting for 9 years in a junkyard, I brought the bike back to my garage and got to work.

I pulled the carbs, flushed fluids, cleaned out every crack and crevasse, flushed the tank, etc. and had the zombie running and idling in about 3 hours. Now it was time to check the main issues. Since the bike had a tampered-with ignition, wire harness that was clearly bypassed and retro-fitted from another bike, and a laundry list of other issues, I decided less is more. I am now building a Euro-styled Streetfighter from the bike and will be swapping out the fried wire harness soon.

Here is a random tech question, though. The rectifier fried shortly after we had the bike running after fresh oil. I compared the rectifier with the diagram for a stock FZR600R model and they don't match. I checked the microfiche and what was in there was a 1990 FZR400 rectifier. The plug was a 4-prong plug to the wrong rectifier, and now i am wondering if the Stator is the wrong unit also.

Anyone know the differences in the charging systems between an FZR400 and an FZR 600? Is it big enough that I would have to swap stators if there is a danger of it being for the other model?

I am already buying the correct rectifier, but obviously I don't want to plug it into the wrong stator if it's going to fry. The one that fried already could have either done so because it was already damaged or due to the wrong stator, but then again, it was working fine for the first 5-6 test runs. Any information would be great.
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