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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-30-2007, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
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Electrosport Stator Won't Fit

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So . . . almost a year ago (and a broken collar bone ago) I pulled the engine and tore into it to fix leaking gaskets and other little things. I also followed everyone's good advice and picked-up a new stator (on account of the original looking a bit toasted). So over this past weekend I started putting the engine back together. I put the new stator in (Electrosport ESG-050) and bolted the cover to the crankcase (without gasket and just a few bolts snugish). I gave the engine a few turns and then pulled the cover off to make sure everything cleared okay . . . it didn't. Here are the pics I took showing the orginal and Electrosport stators, labelling some questionable difference.



This is with the outboard side up. The original has the cross-pole wires on this side, but the Electrosport doesn't, yet they both have the tap on this side.

Now on the other side, the flywheel side . . . the problem side . . .

Since the Electrosport has the cross-pole wires on this side, the clearance the original stator had just isn't there. Some of the rivets in the flywheel rubbed on the windings enough to bare the wire.

Now during my work I pulled the flywheel. When I reinstalled it, I wiped-down the crankshaft taper and the hole in the flywheel. I also wiped some fresh motor oil on them. I torqued the flywheel bolt to 75ft lbs and then to 95ft lbs. The teeth on the flywheel lined-up perfectly with the teeth on the counter-balancer (neither too far inboard or outboard). I really doubt the thickness of the cover gasket could have caused this.

So have any of you heard tell of (or laid eyes on) such a thing? To me it looks like Electrosport just put this stator together wrong, but their images on their web site look just like what I got from them.

Any help any of you could offer would be great.

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Arvada, CO
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Yours isn't the first one I've heard of with fitment problems. Electrex seems to be the one stator out there with the heavy epoxy coating and there have been other accounts of "rubbing".
Even though it has been a year I would send the pictures and your observations to Electrex and let them know of the problems.
Either get a new one (and ask them to check the clearance tolerances) or ask for a refund.
I personally do not reccommend electrex any more because of the quality issues.

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Thanks for the fast response, Dianna.

So you mentioned -
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Electrex seems to be the one stator out there with the heavy epoxy coating
Who else makes stators for our bike?

Also, I'm certainly going to get in touch with Electrosport. What still concerns me, though, is if I get a replacment that fits correctly what other parts of the stator (that I can't see) might be shoddy?

Thanks again.

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Rick's Motorsport Electrics. I went through two of the stock crap and so far Rick's is doing splendid.

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Thanks for the tip, Jeff.

Is it safe assume that Rick's are better than Electrosport's? I mean has anybody had issues with Rick's stuff? If so, what was the deal and how did it go?

By the same token, have many had great experiences with Electrosport (installed and worked great; no problems)?

Looking forward to more good help.

Thanks.

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I'm soon getting my stator from Rick's installed, so I can't comment from personal experiance yet,
but they're supposed to be made with better materials than a stock stator.
And I believe someone here said he rides a Vulcan too??


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I have had an Electrosport installed for around 7 months now and haven't had any problems.............yet...............maybe I just got a good one. They do give a one year warranty though. I did not experience any problems installing it.
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Thanks for the quick replies, guys.

I'm going to see what Electrosport has to say today. I think I'll give Rick's a call and see what they have to say about their stators as compared to Electrosports. I don't know how objective an answer they'll give me, but I'm curious.

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Before I ordered a stator from Rick's I asked them what makes theirs better.
This is what they replied with.....

Thank you for the e-mail. We do have part# 21-203 in stock, it retails for $140 and comes with a one year replacement warranty. Our stator will give you about 10% over stock.

Not really alot about how they're better, but from what I've read/heard, it's the best bet.


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Just out of curiosity cjcoburn the new stater looks like it is smaller in diameter than the original are you sure they sold you the right one.Just a thought.................
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