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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-30-2009, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Whelp, my worst nightmare: Stator is dead - got a silly question for ya!

Alright, been a Vulcan owner now for one full year, due to electrical problems, I may have put about 300 miles max on it.

Finally narrowed down enough problems for it to be nothing BUT the stator, and took it to a mechanic to get verification.

I'm not nearly experienced enough nor do I have the tools to get this puppy switched out - and the bike has 30k miles on it with a lay-down by the previous owner. I just can't seem to justify paying to fix it.....

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I love this bike! I really don't think I CAN sell it! I'd like to enjoy it for the summer and then revisit fixing it vs. getting something new next season.... so...

Has anyone ever just rolled around with a portable emergency battery-jumper with a bad stator???

I know it's weird (and cheap) but I want to enjoy my bike without paying out the ear for tools/time/mechanic for just 3-5 months of pleasure.

Any input is appreciated.

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A good MF Battery, a battery tender and short rides aught to make you through the riding season.

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yeah been doing that since i bought it, hence the short mileage... but the unreliability of *will* it start after a movie/work/etc. drives me bat**** insane
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where are u located ? maybe some one hear can help if your close to seattle ide do it cheap just to get another vulcan road savy u should get 2 starts and 60 miles out of a full charge ... park on a hill so u can bump start and save juice for the ignition system...



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where are u located ? maybe some one hear can help if your close to seattle ide do it cheap just to get another vulcan road savy u should get 2 starts and 60 miles out of a full charge ... park on a hill so u can bump start and save juice for the ignition system...
Hey man I really appreciate the offer but I live in Nebraska...

but thanks for that little bit of info - very good to know.
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I payed about $500 total to get my stator replaced.
$308 for the labor, and I supplied the parts.
Have you checked around to see what it would cost ya to get it fixed?


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start a thread in nebraska need a hand and see what happens...



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Mean while some of those solar battery tenders would help to charge between rides while you're out in the sun.

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I have a mf battery and only seem to get about 15 miles before im drained and wont restart. so im getting ready to tear her down but have to put it on hold now cause my truck needs new pads and rotors. gotta keep what is running going first.

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I have a mf battery and only seem to get about 15 miles before im drained and wont restart. so im getting ready to tear her down but have to put it on hold now cause my truck needs new pads and rotors. gotta keep what is running going first.
i dont think pads will effect the running or the "going" though stoping can be nice every once in a while



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