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Location: Chandler, Arizona
You ordered a stator without sending in the old one? I thought you had to send in your old stator to have it rebuilt. I guess he already has a few cores.
I get all my oem parts from cheapcycleparts.com. Been dealing with them for many years.
I decided not to do the Tuxedo mod, even with the engine out. The new rebuilt stator should outlast the rest of the bike.
27,000 miles is not much, IF the bike has been maintained and not abused. I currently have 92,000. I have left mine completely stock mechanically. To me that shows how good the original design was. The parts that tend to fail are mostly poor quality parts. The cam chain tensioners in particular are junk. The metal the driveshaft is made out of is not hard enough, and most splines were never lubed at the factory. IMO anyway, the stator simply did not have the capacity it should have had. But it seems that most Japanese bikes from back in the '70s and '80s had weak stators. You just didn't have to pull the engine to replace them.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike