Tested exciter coil (out - Black/Red wire both at the CDI harness and at the stator) and on the AC setting it didn't register higher than 1V, on the DC setting it went between -/+ 18V. I read somewhere that the CDI, in a CDI ignition, itself steps up the voltage to like 250V and the at the coil it gets amplified by 100x. To produce about 25,000V of spark energy.
You could be right and I have a bad stator. I would be interested in what a running spree registers in those same places both AC and DC. I still am confused, since my experience in engines is on cars. That said, in a car you could run a car without either the battery or the alternator. The car would run for about 1-3 hours on a fully charged battery before it would die. A car with a bad battery will run on the alternator assuming you shut off all unnecessay electical and can keep the engine abouve about 2000 rpm, so that the alternator is producing enough energy to run the PCM and coil(s) I have been able to drive cars home with no battery in them with just keeping the revs up. I also have driven a car to and from work for about 2 weeks with no alternator, just charging at night with a trickle charger.
Since I am new to motorcycle electronics, I can say I dpo not know that this applies here (since you can kick start the spree and most cycles) but in a car you can start it by popping the clutch (which only needs a good alternator) SInce I do not have the kick start I can't confirm if the alternator is producing enough energy to light the fire. Hopefully I will get some news from the guy testing the CDI and coil, if those show no failure I will be buying the stator.
Thanks mike for the info. I think I have this problem cornered.
Based on this (which I know is not a Spree but the engine physics are similar and the coil resistances are nearly identical) http://www.cobrasales.com/docs/Diagnosing%20the%20Ignition%20System%20of%20the%20251.pdf
it would seem that the AC out at nearly 1V would be perfect.