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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-25-2009, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Which Stator to Use?

Like many before me, it seems that my stator may be shot, though it seems the RR is still alright. It's likely that I'm going to be trying to do the work myself, and wanted to see if there is any community consensus on which stator to get when doing this replacement. If you could provide pros/cons and/or and link to the manufacturer, that would be awesome too.

As an aside, I had one other quick question on replacing gaskets: when putting it all back together, are these steps right?
1. Clean both surfaces.
2. Put gasket sealant on both surfaces
3. Affix gasket to one surface
4. Put top surface against gasket, and bolt up.
It's been a long time since I've had to do anything that needed a gasket, and I'm not even sure I did it right then. I'd just like to make sure to get as much right as possible on the first try.

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Ust the Ricks Motorsport stator

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/New-M...Q5fAccessories

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You can have yours rebuilt w/2year warranty for $69.95 + shipping

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I noticed that Rick's part only specifies it as being good on model years up to 2003; my bike is a 2004. Did something change, or do you think the list is just not updated?

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I noticed that Rick's part only specifies it as being good on model years up to 2003; my bike is a 2004. Did something change, or do you think the list is just not updated?

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It will work from 85'-06', alot of times they just don't update when new models come out.

Have you tested your stator output?


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I haven't done the AC Voltage test yet, but I tested the resistance from each yellow lead to the engine block, and the all come out very low instead of infinite like they should be.

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I haven't done the AC Voltage test yet, but I tested the resistance from each yellow lead to the engine block, and the all come out very low instead of infinite like they should be.

Dan
Have you tried setting your MM on continuity instead of ohms and testing them?


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NGK CAP, WIRES, IRIDUMS
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I don't think my MM has a setting for 'continuity', but I figure a resistance of between 1.0 and 2.0 ohms is pretty continuous. Could that make a difference?

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I have seen cheap mm's show continuity and test the same stator with a Fluke 87 III True RMS MM show to be open. Test the stator output @ 4000 rpm AC volts.


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NGK CAP, WIRES, IRIDUMS
BARNETT FRICTION PLATES & SPRINGS
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Well, I did the AC Test, and at 4000, they all read in the neighborhood of 60 VAC. Does that sound right? It passes the test where you check the resistances between all 3 wires, but fails the test where you check the resistance to the block. Any thoughts on what all that means?

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Well, I did the AC Test, and at 4000, they all read in the neighborhood of 60 VAC. Does that sound right? It passes the test where you check the resistances between all 3 wires, but fails the test where you check the resistance to the block. Any thoughts on what all that means?

Dan
Your output voltage is about right. I would double check that reading from any yellow to engine case/ground and make sure it is indeed low. I also measured that voltage but the stator was bad.

If you are measuring the stator output open circuit, it can read the correct voltage even if it is bad (shorted to core).

Just be sure, it's a lot of time and money to spend.

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