Okay! On Saturday I got the bike on the road and had a great little ride in the hills. Everything seems fine; no noise from the lifters and it runs just like it did before taking it apart. I heard a little popping in deceleration - probably from an exhaust leak. Haven't ridden since then due to rain and work schedule.
I posted a link to pictures of the work above in the original message.
Is there a way to tell if this mod is helping? If I get more than 8K miles before another ruined stator, then I'm happy. I plan to take the timing cover off every few months and inspect the stator coils for gummy oil residue. Both failed stators have had a lot of build-up.
Has anyone tested their oil pressure at 4K RPM? Mine is about 70 psi - well above the manual spec. I didn't test it before this mod, but it couldn't cause an increase. I was worried about a decrease, but I used 1/8" copper tubing and it doen't seem to be robbing an appreciable amount of oil volume.
'03 Vulcan 750
-LeatherLyke Touring Bags
-Chrome Luggage Rack
-Heads-Up Voltage Monitor
-Replaced Stator (9,000 and 16,000 mi.)
-Oil-cooled Stator Mod (photos
-Replaced and Relocated R/R
-Greased rear splines
-Fused Stator (photos
-Metzeler ME880 Marathon 170/80-15 (Rear), 110/90-19 (Front)
-TOC MCCTs installed
SOLD - 2013
Last edited by darrelc5; 01-31-2007 at 05:50 PM.