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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-28-2006, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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I happend to look at my stator wire connectors at lunch today. They look like they might be starting to burn. 4700 miles ? I guess the best thing to do is snip off the connectors and solder the wires together ? I don't have the goats belly but guess I'll relocate the rr soon.....

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You may want to do the diagnostics on the stator before soldering the wires. If it has fried, it will save you from having to cut the wires again.

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I happend to look at my stator wire connectors at lunch today. They look like they might be starting to burn. 4700 miles?...
Here's what my three yellow stator wires look like on a 2006 with only 3,800 miles... https://www.vn750.com/photopost/showp...to=424&cat=530. The connectors appear to be melting!

I just took the bike in today to have Kawasaki deal with it as a warranty project (my 1-year warranty expires in the late spring). I asked them to replace the originals with some good quality wire, not bundling them together to ensure air flow.

I don’t know if they will do this as part of a warranty project, but I gave them several other suggestions: 1) that they use a few good solder joints or fuse the output stator leads with 15 amp connectors, 2) that they perform a hot and cold engine stator test, and 3) that they weigh in on the idea of relocating the rectifier/regulator to a place where it is less likely to get overheated. Oh yes, and document everything. (Unfortunately, the main mechanic was in a meeting when I dropped the bike off, so I had to leave all this in a written memo. We'll see if they comply with all or any of it!)

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Here's what my three yellow stator wires look like on a 2006 with only 3,800 miles... https://www.vn750.com/photopost/showp...to=424&cat=530. The connectors appear to be melting!

I just took the bike in today to have Kawasaki deal with it as a warranty project (my 1-year warranty expires in the late spring). I asked them to replace the originals with some good quality wire, not bundling them together to ensure air flow.

I donít know if they will do this as part of a warranty project, but I gave them several other suggestions: 1) that they use a few good solder joints or fuse the output stator leads with 15 amp connectors, 2) that they perform a hot and cold engine stator test, and 3) that they weigh in on the idea of relocating the rectifier/regulator to a place where it is less likely to get overheated. Oh yes, and document everything. (Unfortunately, the main mechanic was in a meeting when I dropped the bike off, so I had to leave all this in a written memo. We'll see if they comply with all or any of it!)
Most likely, the only thing they will do is replace the inline connectors with new ones. Anything that departs from stock, would land the ownership of the warranty on them, instead of Kawasaki. Document, that goes back to the ownership, I doubt it.

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Here's what my three yellow stator wires look like on a 2006 with only 3,800 miles... https://www.vn750.com/photopost/showp...to=424&cat=530. The connectors appear to be melting!
Yea, that's what mine are starting to look like.

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I think I will go and check my wires on my 06.I dont want any cooking of the wires going on.I just went out to check and they looked like they are getting warm I found that the connecters all bundled together so I seperated them for now.BUT THAT WILL BE RESOLVED.ASAP..................
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Gee, I have 4k on my 06. I better check. My warranty expires in April. If they are melting I want to get it to the dealer while the weather is still mild here in NY.
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Mine with 10K on it was just starting to stick but they are apart now. To bad it won't be around long enough to see if there is any stator damage.

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Technically, if the dealer really doesn't to be responsible for the warrantee, they would have to replace the stator and/or wiring harness. Those are the only parts that can be ordered/replaced.

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I just had some warranty work done on my stator wires. I described it in another thread: https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2995. I would be interested in hearing opinions from the forum!

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