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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-26-2012, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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Stator replacement TPE vs Ricks

I wanted to ask and see who has used the ricks motorsports stator and if the horror stories are true. It seems TPE is a little backed up but if the ricks stuff burns out then wait I will.

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I put in a Ricks stator and it lasted 400 miles before the lead wires burnt off at the stator windings. CHEAP CHINESE WIRING. China rebuilds all his stators now. Never have got the replacement or my money back, 16 months ago 16 emails now, and I bought from their web page, with the 1 year warranty. PTE is a lot cheaper route, money wise about half the price, and thats the lonely way I'll ever go again. His craftsmanship is the bomb! Comes with a 1 year warranty also. 8000 miles and still charging great.

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Sorry to hear that, a bad stator is a nightmare by itself let alone that having that situation from the replacement. Thank you for saving me the extra trouble and for the advice on TPE. Have a good one.

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Sorry to hear that, a bad stator is a nightmare by itself let alone that having that situation from the replacement. Thank you for saving me the extra trouble and for the advice on TPE. Have a good one.
If you are doing the Tuxedo mod and you really don't want to be down for three weeks with TPE (it takes a while to ship each way, too) then just get the cheapest stator you can find while you wait for Tim. Although, I'm sure Tim would be willing to Fedex your stator back if you paid for it.
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TPE all the way. I think you can search the forums and see 6+ years of everyone saying the same thing.

My TPE stator is working fabulously.

As Kelly stated above, you can get a temporary one and swap it out if you do the stator mod (still a pain to clean and remake the gasket though).

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I am definately going to do the tux mod, living in an apartment complex makes an engine pull a no go. I am going to get the TPE re wind but in the mean time what do you guys think about this one?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/KAWASAKI-VN7...5e3b4b&vxp=mtr

Also I wanted to ask the machine screws shown for the tux mod say 6mm x 15mm, I couldn't find any at home depot. The closest they had was 6x16, were any of you able to find the 6x15's or was that a typo?

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Sounds good. But with it being electrical, better find out how the warranty works. I'm sure the seller doesn't warranty it and manufactures themselves don't usually warranty for ebay sellers. Ricks don't warranty ebay seller,stated on their web page. With Ricks stators you have got to have a warranty,,,if you can get them to do anything with it.
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I am definately going to do the tux mod, living in an apartment complex makes an engine pull a no go. I am going to get the TPE re wind but in the mean time what do you guys think about this one?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/KAWASAKI-VN7...5e3b4b&vxp=mtr

Also I wanted to ask the machine screws shown for the tux mod say 6mm x 15mm, I couldn't find any at home depot. The closest they had was 6x16, were any of you able to find the 6x15's or was that a typo?
That's the one I got. They don't pot them after winding. It's been working for a month, I commute 40 miles a day. Output seems to be about like stock ~12.6 at idle without the fan on. Maybe it's high output at 5,000 RPM. On the plus side- boy do they ship fast. I wouldn't count on the warranty, as mentioned.

For the screws, I bought longer ones and cut them down so I could get maximum enagement. Clean the fasteners and mating holes and use plenty of blue Loctite for mounting the stator itself.
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That's the one I got. They don't pot them after winding. It's been working for a month, I commute 40 miles a day. Output seems to be about like stock ~12.6 at idle without the fan on. Maybe it's high output at 5,000 RPM. On the plus side- boy do they ship fast. I wouldn't count on the warranty, as mentioned.

For the screws, I bought longer ones and cut them down so I could get maximum enagement. Clean the fasteners and mating holes and use plenty of blue Loctite for mounting the stator itself.
What do you mean by "they don't pot them after winding" ? I'm a little in the dark about the winding process.

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"Good" stators are coated with a type of thick epoxy after winding and then baked in an oven- this provides some resistance from oil/acid/vibration attack. The RaceTech stator claims triple-coated wires, fine, but still not potted, which is best. Good enough for the short term- I'm going to run mine until it fails, or replace it before a long road trip. With the distance I currently ride everyday, I can always make it home it my stator dies. Might have to unplug the headlight, though.
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