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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-22-2012, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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Stator problems

Hi just wondering about the problems with the stator burning out is there a common problem throughout the USA or is it everywhere, has the high temperatures you get over there anything to do with it or just a standard poor design all together and the same problem in colder regions

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IMO, poor design exacebated by heat. One member from a very hot environment (Arizona?) had several stators fail, rigged up an oil line to spray onto the stator and has had no further problems. As designed, there isn't enough oil bathing the stator to keep it cool.

That, and when the stator fails it requires an engine pull or modification to replace it.

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Well I live in florida and my stator went out at 19K miles. Ive seen on this site several people with stator problems all over the USA. Ive read where the elecrtrical system on the VN750 could have been designed a bit better.
The advice that was given to me was to use Tim parrot to rebuild my stator because he used better materials then the origanal. That my take on your question.
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So going on the thing getting to hot is a problem maybe I wont have the same trouble here in the cold wet UK well heres hoping anyway
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So going on the thing getting to hot is a problem maybe I wont have the same trouble here in the cold wet UK well heres hoping anyway
lol,,,more chance of it freezing up here !!. iv'e had no issues with the stator (hopefully never) and i took my vn to spain for 6 years !. Had to replace the R/R there though. Oh,and yes parts can be a pain to get at times here.

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lol,,,more chance of it freezing up here !!. iv'e had no issues with the stator (hopefully never) and i took my vn to spain for 6 years !. Had to replace the R/R there though. Oh,and yes parts can be a pain to get at times here.
Have you relocated the R/R or did you put it back in the original place, think you get a bit more cold up there than we do down here lol
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Have you relocated the R/R or did you put it back in the original place, think you get a bit more cold up there than we do down here lol
No,,put it back in original place. Been looking at your bike !..lol. thats a very good price you got it for,and it looks as if it will clean up good. ps,i had it on watching item !.

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No,,put it back in original place. Been looking at your bike !..lol. thats a very good price you got it for,and it looks as if it will clean up good. ps,i had it on watching item !.
Hey wasn't you that bump it up at the last few seconds was it, that cost me an extra 49, the guy is going to deliver it for 30 just fuel costs very decent I thought
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Hey wasn't you that bump it up at the last few seconds was it, that cost me an extra 49, the guy is going to deliver it for 30 just fuel costs very decent I thought
lol. No it wasn't me,,i got one. Oh,just a word of warning,read up on the POOGS its bound to happen to you at some point,,i think it happens to every vn750,it still does it on mine. Weard and annoying it is. And thats brilliant to get it delivered at that rate,excellent.

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lol. No it wasn't me,,i got one. Oh,just a word of warning,read up on the POOGS its bound to happen to you at some point,,i think it happens to every vn750,it still does it on mine. Weard and annoying it is. And thats brilliant to get it delivered at that rate,excellent.
Thanks POOGS read and will check and clean on a regular basis, my daughter has a ZX10 and you can here the vents hissing on that when it is stood
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