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In the middle of a stator replacement on my vn750 20003, when I removed the left engine cover, there was a thin washer , does anyone know the purpose of the washer (oil leak prevention, etc) I'm baffled by it myself, as It doesn't seem like it would sit flush against the c-clip on the shifter. Also when I took cover off, it was sitting in the rotor..
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Re: stator replacement

Sorry Justin, I don't remember this issue from when I changed my stator back this spring. Good luck. Have you got a good manual or have you looked at the schematics on buykawasaki.com?
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Re: stator replacement

The funny thing is, on the parts breakdown schematic on Kawasaki's site, they don't show it, but maybe I'm looking at the wrong place...the engine covers are what I was referencing.
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Re: stator replacement

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In the middle of a stator replacement on my vn750 20003, when I removed the left engine cover, there was a thin washer , does anyone know the purpose of the washer (oil leak prevention, etc) I'm baffled by it myself, as It doesn't seem like it would sit flush against the c-clip on the shifter. Also when I took cover off, it was sitting in the rotor..
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Justin...I'm pretty sure it goes on the shifter spindle, to sit against the circlip when you put the cover on....that's what it looks like in my Clymer's.
Check the electrical file, and download my Stator notes. They may save you some time. Maybe not, but I hope it's going well for you....
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Re: stator replacement

Here's my problem.....in my haste to reassemble the motor and after a couple of hours getting the engine back onto the frame, I saw that I left the washer off. AHHHHHH.... . Will this screw something up big time or is it just a precautionary thing on Kawasaki's part.
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Re: stator replacement

Do you have any play in your shifter lever? If it seems about like what you had before, you might be ok..
Still.. if you have some down time.. might not be a bad idea to get it ALL back together. Hopefully it isn't one of those balancer washers that caused Beavis and Cory so much trouble.. but I don't thing it would have showed up where you found it.

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Re: stator replacement

Thanks for the input Dianna, as much as this has frustrated me and the hassle of backtracking, I think thats what I will do. First thing is to just stop and wait a couple of weeks, than I'll borrow a motorcycle jack for getting the engine to move out of the frame. The other thing that concerns me is stripping threads on the front engine support bracket, since they seem to be going that way, I know every time I remove the engine I invite more possible problems. I've been worried about oil leaking out by the shifter without that washer in and the prospect of tearing it all apart from scratch again if it does....I've been driving my wife crazy with my indecisiveness. Other than that I did fuse the stator wires and will be installing a volt meter for the dash. I'll post more in a couple weeks when I get back to it.

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Re: stator replacement

Yep, that is where mine went.

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Justin...I'm pretty sure it goes on the shifter spindle, to sit against the circlip when you put the cover on....that's what it looks like in my Clymer's.
Check the electrical file, and download my Stator notes. They may save you some time. Maybe not, but I hope it's going well for you....

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Alright..finally finished, replaced everything the right way this time (with washer in and replaced oil seal), put fuses in line, mounted Volt/clock/temp meter on dash, drove it to work this am. It seems to charge OK when cruising down the road anywhere above 2000 RPM it reads 13.6-13.8V which is barely acceptable. The battery I have in it is about a year old and after charging all night it reads 12.4 volts and charger reads full. Suspect a bad battery? Hopefully I don't ruin stator on way home because of it. Any thoughts?

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Alright..finally finished, replaced everything the right way this time (with washer in and replaced oil seal), put fuses in line, mounted Volt/clock/temp meter on dash, drove it to work this am. It seems to charge OK when cruising down the road anywhere above 2000 RPM it reads 13.6-13.8V which is barely acceptable. The battery I have in it is about a year old and after charging all night it reads 12.4 volts and charger reads full. Suspect a bad battery? Hopefully I don't ruin stator on way home because of it. Any thoughts?

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Justin...did you replace w/ an Electrex stator?
Still using the OEM RR?
If so on both counts, and assuming your battery is good (MaintFree Yuasa or Westco I hope), you should probably see 14v ~14.5v pretty consistently, depending on how you have your meter hooked up (voltage drop).
There's a pretty good, recent discussion of this in the 'Vendors' section in 'My Electrex experience'.
If you have an Electrex RR, you probably will not get past 14v...I never do.
But there is a mod you can do to make your more stable if it starts to go all over the place.
Check it out and let us know...
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