I was able to get out for a short (50+ mi) ride Friday. At first there was some ACCT tapping, but that smoothed out.
The bike ran just fine. No trouble with hot starts (although I still need to get the MF battery) and all seems to be charging just fine. I didn't want to take the bike too far just yet, to be sure there were no unexpected oil leaks. That all seems fine.
At one point my one buddy, who was on a Shadow 1100, tried to take off from the other two of us (mine and a 750 Intruder).
Me being me wouldn't allow my Vulcan to hear the sound of an engine winding out and be second in line, so I got on it a bit myself.
Kinda chuckled as I passed the Shadow ...... see ya ..... !!!
Had to slow down quick for some twisties, and the bike still handles just as it ever did.
I love it !!! VRRRRRROOOOOOMMMMM babababaPOPbabaPOPbabaPOP POP POP !!!!!!
Can ya tell I'm happy to be back on the bike ?!!!
I did look closer at the work order/receipt and the mechanic has marked 4.5 hours for the stator change (and .5 hr for coolant leak, O-rings on the engine head coolant pipe)
Maybe he's done a few of these before, so that would explain the lower than expected cost.
Thought about getting out today (Saturday), but did some fishin' instead.
And luckily we didn't take the bikes for that, because on the way home it started raining so hard that you could hardly see 50 ft in front of ya!!
They're still calling for scattered showers/storms for more than a few daze, so I'm going to change the rear tire and lube the splines (as soon as I get some moly60) then I'll get out and really ride !!!
So, I'd sum it all up by saying, the bike is running just fine
and blowin' away the other guys just like it's meant to do !!
Thanks for askin' !