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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-08-2015, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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Bad Stator?

I recently bought a 2003 Vulcan 750. After a few minor repairs and things, the battery decided to die on me. I bought a new battery and it everything was working perfectly. I went on a 30 mile ride with a friend today through the mountains and on our way back the bike died at a stop sign. My friend helped me jump start it.
After about 10 more minutes of riding the bike died again and couldn't get it to start again. A few minutes later the battery was completely dead.
I'm thinking the stator isn't working properly because we jump started the battery and it was running fine for a few minutes then it died again.
So the reason I'm posting in here is to see if anyone has any other suggestions on what it might be.
Also it would be nice to get a ball park figure of how much it's going to cost me to get it fixed, or if it's something I can fix on my own.
Thanks!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-08-2015, 07:48 PM
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It could be bad battery connections, bad rectifier/regulator, or as you suggested a bad stator... a Tim Parrot rewound stator is 70 bucks, a new R/R is between 30 and 150 bucks depending upon the brand and style you use.
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I recently bought a 2003 Vulcan 750. After a few minor repairs and things, the battery decided to die on me. I bought a new battery and it everything was working perfectly. I went on a 30 mile ride with a friend today through the mountains and on our way back the bike died at a stop sign. My friend helped me jump start it.
After about 10 more minutes of riding the bike died again and couldn't get it to start again. A few minutes later the battery was completely dead.
I'm thinking the stator isn't working properly because we jump started the battery and it was running fine for a few minutes then it died again.
So the reason I'm posting in here is to see if anyone has any other suggestions on what it might be.
Also it would be nice to get a ball park figure of how much it's going to cost me to get it fixed, or if it's something I can fix on my own.
Thanks!
Had same problem with 1987 750 Vulcan. It was the stator. Did the Tuxedo Mod, and has run great ever since. If there is ever a need for another stator, it's just a pop out and replace!
 
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Look up the tests on the rectifier and the stator.

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I agree with OleDirtyDoc and recommend looking up how to actually test the rectifier & stator. If the bike has started and it dies at a stop it shouldn't be because it's not charging (remember even with a semi-dead battery it can be compression started ie: pushed). Last September I bought a 2001 Vulcan and in November it wouldn't start properly so I went to the Kawasaki dealership to have it tested which they did quickly for free and told me it was the stator. I took their word for it but couldn't afford to get it fixed (quoted over $1200) at that time so I bought a multi function lithium emergency power starter (various prices on Amazon $50-$100) and a quick disconnect battery harness mounted under the seat to jump start the bike each time (make sure compatible with jump stater) which was a temporary solution.

In March I decided to replace my battery since I didn't know how old it was and low and behold, my bike starts like a champ and have never had a problem since. I did spend extra on it compared to a normal maintenance free battery but it was worth it and cheaper than a stator replacement.

Also as a side note if you add a cigarette/USB charger and purchase a LCD cigarette lighter voltmeter Monitor ($6) you will always know if your bike is charging properly and be able to keep your cellphone charged as well if you include a holder (I highly recommend a Ram). All this cost less Than $300. Just a suggestion.

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