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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-09-2019, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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Suspected Stator Failure

My charging voltage was 13.5V and is now 12.2V.
My idle voltage was 12.5V and is now 11.7V.
My R/R is fairly new.

I haven't tested the stator yet, as I limped it to work. I'm hoping a good charge on the battery will get me home.
I know how to test it though. I'll probably use this as a reason to winterize.

My question is, what is the preferred replacement stator?
www.kawasakipartshouse.com lists it at $437.
Amazon has one for $40.
https://www.amazon.com/Caltric-1986-.../dp/B00CX0JFVK

Is there something in between these two extremes?
I'm trying to plan/budget my winter projects.


'89 Vulcan 750 Bought 4/12/18 @ 17805.9 miles $800
Purchased stock. Wrecked once
26980.4+ miles

Completed modifications:
Removed mufflers, straight pipes out of GB
110/90 Front Tire
Pick-up coil re-gapped to .020"
Shindengen MOSFET FH020AA r/r
USB Outlet + Voltmeter
Repainted Metallic Blue w/ new tank bages
Ear Shave (wo/ coasters) 40/140 NO shims 45MPG
MCCT conversion

Planned modifications:
Custom LED turn signals
Windshield
Highway Pegs
(Possible) ignition advance

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My charging voltage was 13.5V and is now 12.2V.
My idle voltage was 12.5V and is now 11.7V.
My R/R is fairly new.

I haven't tested the stator yet, as I limped it to work. I'm hoping a good charge on the battery will get me home.
I know how to test it though. I'll probably use this as a reason to winterize.

My question is, what is the preferred replacement stator?
www.kawasakipartshouse.com lists it at $437.
Amazon has one for $40.
https://www.amazon.com/Caltric-1986-.../dp/B00CX0JFVK

Is there something in between these two extremes?
I'm trying to plan/budget my winter projects.
Partzilla.com has the OEM for a little bit cheaper but not a whole lot with the gasket. I went with that and I get 14v just by opening the choke a little. Some people like Rick’s stators but I’ve also read people on here say they’re junk. They are like mid priced at around $200. So it’s confusing, my logic was if the stator I replaced was the original then it lasted 15 yrs, no way to prove my theory but that’s the route I went.
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I recommend Cycletronics . I got one from them two years ago an it's been great so far. Put 2,000 miles on it so far. I just checked it today, at 1,100RPMS it puts out 14.38 volts an at 3,000RPMS it puts out 14.38 volts. I'm using a mosffet R/R.I think they are in Alabama.The stator was about $90.00 two years ago.This is a pretty good stator.

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Thank you everyone! I started testing the charging system and found the problem was the connection from the stator to the rectifier. The connector cracked when I removed it, so it's getting quite warm as to make the plastic brittle.
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'89 Vulcan 750 Bought 4/12/18 @ 17805.9 miles $800
Purchased stock. Wrecked once
26980.4+ miles

Completed modifications:
Removed mufflers, straight pipes out of GB
110/90 Front Tire
Pick-up coil re-gapped to .020"
Shindengen MOSFET FH020AA r/r
USB Outlet + Voltmeter
Repainted Metallic Blue w/ new tank bages
Ear Shave (wo/ coasters) 40/140 NO shims 45MPG
MCCT conversion

Planned modifications:
Custom LED turn signals
Windshield
Highway Pegs
(Possible) ignition advance
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