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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 01-16-2014, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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I've got a theory, It's been suggested here that the first years these bikes had fairly good stators and that Kawa switched to a cheaper stator after the 1st few years.

I suspect that the last few years of production (after the 2001 model year) Kawasaki went back to a better stator and I'd like to test this theory.

Please list your bike's year and say if your stator is original. If you have replaced your stator also let us know if you had regularly put an unusual strain on your burned out stator. Heated gloves or a few LED lights are not too bad but a heated jacket or big incandescent driving lights draw a lot of amperage.

People who bought a bike who's stator died within 200 miles of buying it please tell us it was a newly purchased bike. We don't know what strain the previous owner put on the stator before you bought it.

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85 700 and as far as I know is original

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2006 with a new stator, no extra load on the stator at all.
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'03 20,000 miles with original stator
about 20 watts extra draw from driving lights, garmin, charging my phone ect.

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Hard Rock, by new stator do you mean you replaced it?

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2003, 13,000 miles, stator and r/r were toast when I got the bike in stock form. Now, 17,000 miles.

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2001, bought in 2007 with 6K miles, I replaced the stator and r/r at about 21K, in 2012.

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"2" 1985's...stators never failed....only my hurried wiring....one had 24k and the other 8k....both still kicking out 14v + at 2k rpm....




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Mine probably has close to 32,000 and also 14 volts

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...VN70O's are surely better machines than the VN750 counterpart....no spline lube issues...no coffee grinder...no stator probs...etc....

Thats why VN700s are worth double their equivalent...I aint jokin neither...I really believe that....and will to my grave....

Figure this....the first year of a production bike, they wanna get all "right"....it worked....

Happy birthday to the VN700 this year btw....officially 30 yrs old...that makes it an "antique" according to the NHRA....



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