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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
I don't know where to get a good stator anymore. I got mine from TPE, but they are no longer in business. It was a rewound one, and I sent them my old burned up one so they could rewind it and sell it. If there is one thing I have to say about replacing stators, it is DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES install the tuxedo mod with the cover on the engine. You will fill the engine with metal shavings. It would be a shame to destroy a 12,000 mile engine in a 2005 bike just to save a little trouble or money. When I bought my '97 a few months ago, I took the 3 screw cover off to make sure it had not been cut up. The TOC cover is ridiculously expensive, but if you have a like new bike, and don't plan to modify it, it might be worth it. As expensive as it is, it won't seem that way if the stator fails again. I also highly recommend their MCCTs, I have a set myself.
The Vulcan 750 is getting so old and are so cheap now that many owners are chopping them up and making a lot of modifications to them. I have bought 2 brand new ones, left both mostly stock except for defective parts like the cam chain tensioners, and got 108,000 miles out of the last one. It failed due to a broken cam chain, which might not have happened if the oem tensioners weren't defective. I may have damaged the chains and guides early on when the oem tensioners failed.
I also highly recommend removing the engine completely the first time. It is so much easier to get to everything, and you can check/replace the balancer dampers at the same time. It took me about 6 months to replace the stator because other things kept getting in the way. I practically stripped the whole bike down to make it easy to get the engine out. I had a home made wooden dolly I built to remove air cooled VW engines with, I just rolled it under the engine, put shims between it and the engine till it fit tight, removed the mount bolts, and rolled the engine out from under the bike. By removing the front manifold, I was able to get it out without removing the front bevel gearcase.
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