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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-25-2019, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Uggggg!! Stator.

Well. Looks like I joined the club. I just hit 19,000 miles on the way to work this morning. Went to leave and the bike wouldn't start. I got it jump started, ran a little, and it stalled and just went "tick tick tick" when I hit the starter. I'm guessing the stator bug bit me. I don't have any tools or diagnostic equipment here so I'll check it out over the weekend and get back.
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Check the rectifier plug. Corrosion can cause it not to charge

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Charging

I charged the battery for a little while with jumper cables and then started it up. I put on the battery meter. It started out charging 12v and then slowly it dipped to 10v and then stalled out. I put it on a charger and will let the battery fully charge to see if the battery is the problem.

I checked the rectifier plug. It was a bitch to get off! Everything looked clean in side.

I checked the three yellow wires that come out of the stator case. All three tested 0 ohms.

By the way, are those wires interchangable? I checked one at a time so I wouldn't screw them up. Seems strange to have three wires of the same color if they were supposed to be different.

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The yellow wires are interchangeable. If you don't get at least 14V-15V at 3000 RPM at the battery terminals, then it is not charging. Resistance checked across any 2 of the yellow wires coming from the stator should be 0.34-0.52 ohms. If you are getting 0 ohms, then there is an open circuit in the stator, meaning the stator is dead. You can pull the headlight and tail light fuses and ride quite a ways on a fully charged battery, powering only the ignition.

If you do decide to replace the stator, I suggest you do it right, and pull the engine. It is a time consuming job, I wouldn't try to do it over a weekend. You will find another way on here to do it called the "tuxedo mod" I ABSOLUTELY DO NOT recommend doing it this way. You will wind up with a lot of metal shavings in your engine. They could destroy your engine right away, or you could ride for years and never have a problem. But I would never trust it again, knowing they were in there.

I got a rewound stator from a place online called Tim Parrott Enterprises. I don't know if he is still in business or not. DO NOT buy the oem Kawasaki stator. It costs almost $400, and is prone to failure.
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Thank you Jerry. I"m actually thinking of doing the engine tilt version and then doing the Tuxedo mod once I have it out so I can do it more cleanly and make it easy if it happens again (or for the next owner).
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The only way to guarantee you're doing the tuxedo mod without getting shavings in the engine would be to have the cases split.

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The only way to guarantee you're doing the tuxedo mod without getting shavings in the engine would be to have the cases split.
If you tilt the motor you can pull the sidecase off

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Good call. I forgot that was possible. Sorry, I've been away too long.
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Any recommendations on a source for a new stator?
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Any recommendations on a source for a new stator?
https://www.vn750.com/forum/19-elect...nd-stator.html

There's one I found a while back, a forum member bought one, but I don't think he ever installed it before selling the bike. Someone else also posted another source on that thread. They're both re-wound stators.

Edit: Looks like they're gone, there's nothing at the ebay link and nothing shows in a search. Might try the other one in the thread.

I think we've determined the key to stator life is eliminating the bugs in the Junction Box, or eliminate the JB altogether.

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