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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
As a professional auto (not motorcycle, but an engine is an engine) the ONLY method I recommend for replacing the stator is pulling the engine. Trying to cut into the stator cover while still on the engine is guaranteed to fill your engine full of metal shavings, and they will wind up everywhere, including embedded in bearings, between the rings, and plugging up oil passages. It's your bike, but the idea of destroying a perfectly good engine on purpose does not sit well with me. In have a $500+ Fluke meter (goes with being a mechanic for 37 years) and it is accurate. resistance between any two of the 3 yellow wires should be 0.34-0.52 ohms. However, If you get infinity between any of the three yellow wires, which any meter will show, the stator is toast.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
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