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Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Corpus Christi, Texas
The epoxy finish is better than the OEM's. The Kaw part looks gobbed on while the ES at least has an even finish to it. My stator isn't burnt out, but it does have some high resistance shorts to ground so it's only a matter of time. This is a pre-emptive strike as it were.
The main reason I went with ES was I couldn't justify to my accountant (wife) the additional 50 bucks for what appeared to be an identical part. Maybe I was mistaken in this and if ES won't cooperate, I'll be forced to go elsewhere for the stator. They'd at least better refund my money.
From what I can gather, there are only a handful of stator/R/R manufacturers and many marketers. It's kind of like DVD drives for the 'puter. About 3 real makers and many subcontracters selling them under their name. Looking at Rick's and ES, the pics were the same as was RMStator. The stator I got from ES is just the wrong part period. The box label is correct but it looks like one of the labels was replaced but the part inside the box wasn't. Hopefully I'll find out tomorrow what ES can do about it.
Cindy, I just re positioned the circlip. I think I followed a misleading diagram of where the stupid thing was supposed to go when I put her back together. The shift shaft was like that from the get go. I just finally got smart enough to put it back the right way. Now we'll have to see what the noise on the right side is. When I put her back together 2 years ago, the right side balancer assembly was loose even though the bolt was tightened to spec. I asked on the VROC site about this and got no response so I just figured that was the way it was supposed to be. According to the microfiche, I have all the correct parts in the correct order but I think it shouldn't be loose like it is. It's almost like a washer or spacer is missing and allowing the assembly to wobble on the shaft. Since you have had yours apart more than I have, how was your right side balancer? Loose or tight?
93 VN 750 "Ursula"
Moved R/R 08Sep06
R/R rewire 17Feb07
New R/R, Installed 14Jun08
New Stator installed 10 Jun08
Maintenance Free Battery 12Jan08