I think the stator leads conduct a lot of heat out of the generator case.
I also just got my bike back on the road this weekend after opening the engine to replace the stator lead grommet. While I was in there, I replaced the ~18 AWG stator wires with 14 gage wire which has TWICE the current-carrying capacity. After riding to work this morning, the wires were still pretty hot. No oil leaks though!
By the way, Yamabond or ThreeBond 1194 works great for sealing the grommets. It stays very tacky and pliable.
'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; 06-16-2008 at 03:57 PM.