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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
I have replaced one stator at about 85,000 miles. I just recently bought a 1997 model with 27,000 miles on it. Right now it is charging fine. But I removed the bullet connectors in the three yellow wires and soldered them anyway, even though they showed no signs of overheating. I doubt I would replace another stator. Some people take shortcuts, I pulled the engine completely out of the bike, which required disassembling a good part of the rest of the bike. It was a 6 month project on and off. It's sad that this simple design flaw (having to remove the engine) has caused so many people so much grief. That and a few other things about the VN750 cause me doubts about the competence of Kawasaki's engineers. The bike would have been just as good without these issues. The VN750 turned out to be a great bike despite it's flaws. But it seems like it was designed by several different people who never communicated with each other.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike