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Rebuilt Engine Should I Add a New Stator?

I am really new to all of this. I bought a bike and a month later it had some issues. That was almost a year ago. It was determined that I needed to get the motor rebuild top to bottom. I took the motor out with lofty intentions. I got too busy with work and so I had a local shop do the rest of the work for me. $2k and 2.5 months later I have the motor back from the shop. My question is while I have it out should I add a new stator. I have read that it goes out a lot on these bikes. While the motor is out would it be worth my time? If so how hard would it be to replace? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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I am really new to all of this. I bought a bike and a month later it had some issues. That was almost a year ago. It was determined that I needed to get the motor rebuild top to bottom. I took the motor out with lofty intentions. I got too busy with work and so I had a local shop do the rest of the work for me. $2k and 2.5 months later I have the motor back from the shop. My question is while I have it out should I add a new stator. I have read that it goes out a lot on these bikes. While the motor is out would it be worth my time? If so how hard would it be to replace? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Well sense you have already dumped 2k into the motor whats another$100??? I would and sense the motors out might consider doing an ear shave as well.

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Engine out, most of the hard stuff is done. I think I'd put a new one in.

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it would probably take you about 30 minutes to put a stator where you have the motor at right now, Took me 16-18 hours to replace mine. yes I would replace it and save the one you take out for hard times!

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I think I'd probably do it to if I was in that situation....

What year is the bike and how many miles are on it? Assuming the current stator is the stock unit, those 2 answers may help you decide.
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Where do you get it for $100? I have only found it for $275... Any help?

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Where do you get it for $100? I have only found it for $275... Any help?
You can buy a Chineese one from Electrex and RM Stator for about $115.00
or an American made one from Ricks Motorsports for $140.00 or buy Ricks off Ebay for $126.00. I would buy Rick's from Ebay.

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Will working on the engine void the shop warrenty ( if they gave you any at all?)

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They said that they would warranty any work that they did. So I am guessing that wont void anything they did. Truthfully, they are a bunch of boneheads anyhow. I don't know if I would take warranty work back to them even. I had to go the rounds with them to get just get my motor back.

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Thanks so much...my wife is really tired of the cost of this bike so finding a stator for $150 less than I originally thought is good news for me and more so for the wife. Looks like I am going to wait to throw the motor in until after I get that stator and put it in. Thanks for all the help. I may have more questions as the quest to get my bike up and running again continues.

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