Thank you for the information. I'll go through the bike a couple more times before I install the new parts.
I wish I'd have thought to ask y'all before I ordered. Hopefully what I got was ok.
I'm pretty sure my stator can't be rebuilt. It really is toast, as in melted, burned and in pieces. The link you give me mentions a MOSFET regulator. I wish I'd have known that was an option (again, I didn't ask
). Are they good enough to return the one I bought and pay the restocking fee??
Disclaimer: I have a fair bit of experience working on my cars and trucks, but VERY little actually, physically working on this bike. I have read through the Clymer manual and highlighted many procedures in it, as well as spending most of my time for the past 33 months on this board while healing from an accident. I read and retain large amounts of info, or can find it again when needed. That said, I am not a mechanic or particularly electrically talented.
So with regards to the stator from Rick. Reportedly he used to sell good quality gear, but now most of the electrical parts that he and the other suppliers sell is cheap crap from China. There are two local sources for me to get a stator rewound that have been recommended to me by 2 local experienced bike mechanics who are members of the local bike forum. I have not checked what the shops would charge to rebuild a stator for the vn750. If they were too high priced I would order one from Tim Parrott without hesitation and pay the core charge, if mine was defective as you say yours is.
As I said in the previous post, after reading ALL THE INFO in the links on the Mosfet r/r, they seem to eliminate the three most common concerns about the OEM unit.
1.- The mosfet r/r only gets warm, not hot, even when located near the exhaust.
2.- It charges with a steady voltage of 14.x volts from idle speed (1100rpm) to redline. The OEM r/r doesn`t begin charging until 2500 rpm.
3.- These two traits seem to protect the stator from early failure.
Now you are leaning toward pulling the engine for the stator replacement and check for any other problems at the same time. You may be looking at either or both of the low quality Chinese stator and r/r failing again again in the next few months or year. This is not as costly to remedy now with TS7`s case mod to replace the stator the second time. (Use TPE`s stator this time!!) The r/r is easy to get at and not a big deal (except for the wasted $100) to replace with the mosfet, if the one you have coming now fails.
STUDY the info on the ebay site for the TPE stator and the mosfet r/r and see if you agree with me.
Your money, your time, your decision. Sorry for the long
1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady
" or "Bad Girl
Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15
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