Originally Posted by wildloon1
This is the supplier who makes the quick access side cover that provides access to the stator without having to remove the engine from the frame.
Note: You do have to remove the engine to install it.
The cost as of July 2004 is about $450.
Chris...did you do this when you had your wreck repaired??
Having been thru the stator replacement 'nightmare' recently, I seriously considered this option when I replaced mine. But the $450 is for the mod only...you must send them your stator cover for them to modify....obviously after you or someone has done the work to remove it. It's another $250 for them to send you a new, modified stator cover if you want one. I don't know what their turn around is, but I could envision at least 2 weeks to modify mine if you consider shipping. I couldn't wait that long!!
Also, since I replaced my OEM stator w/ the venerable Electrex G5, and also have their RR, I am seriously crossing my fingers that I am done w/ stator & RR issues.
Bottom line for me was...since you have
to go thru the agony of almost pulling the engine out to do this mod (most likely when the stator is already gone), you are most likely going to replace it (stator) with one that (allegedly) will not break down like the stocker, for ~$150. $450 was/is a lot of cash to spend for something you may never need to use
if you upgrade the stator & RR.
At least that is what I am praying for...
If I was doing a rebuild or crash repair etc I might think differently, esp if they could get the price down a bit....