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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-07-2008, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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Angry Add me to the "replaced a stator" club....

This weekend my buds and I went for a nice long haul, and ended up stuck in the mounatins with a dead bike. To top things off, there was absolutely no cellular phone service to be found. So one of my buds took off down the hiol to call the cavalry, AKA his wife and mine to bring the truck. Nearly 2 hours stuck in the heat (fortunately we had shade) no drinks, just a lot of smokes and anger. So the Vulcan that left my stable is now back and in pieces, waiting for the monster task of replacing the stator. Over the course of this week I'll be pulling the bits and pieces that need to be removed to get ready for the big "engine tilt". So far, I have the new stator, am waiting for the new batt and R/R to arrive in the mail, along with the seals and gaskets I ordered from my local dealer. I think we'll also take the opportunity to wire up the volt meter directly to the battery and use a toggle to turn it off when the bike is not running.

I've pulled up pretty much everything on the board related to the job and I'm fairly confident we can get it done. Anyone in the 818 area code that wants to drop by and watch/help/offer advice is more than willing to. Anyone outside my area who wants to be there by phone I.C.E. is also welcomed. Send me or StevenJ a PM and we'll drop a phone number to you. I'll take as many pics as I can and post them once we're done. I may sacrifice a goat to see if that helps, cause I'll take all the help I can get right now.

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Why the frowny face, AJ? lol You'll be in excellent company once you've completed the task!

BTW, I'll pm you my phone number - but I imagine you'll have all the info you need and will be fine.

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HAHA! I'm all about the frowny faces! If I could clone you and DIanna and KM and Bulldog, we'd be set! Of course, after working on a large number of 70's model american cars, this engine is nothing by comparison (points, condenser....). Smaller scale and tighter spaces..... Appreciate the help!

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If you can replace sparkplugs on a 74 Buick Skyhawk V8 or the equivalent Chevy or Olds, you can do the stator replacement on this bike. Just watch out for the engine to drop suddenly once free of the engine mounts. It likes to do that on your knee.

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Sell the bike, and end up doing the stator anyway....that's a bite in the ass.

I sold a car to a friend once.....once!

Good luck, and we'll be with ya in spirit.
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Sell the bike, and end up doing the stator anyway....that's a bite in the ass.

I sold a car to a friend once.....once!

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Just watch out for the engine to drop suddenly once free of the engine mounts. It likes to do that on your knee.

You guys are killing me! Of course, this is a good reason to go buy a bike lift, according to my wife. And what married man in his right mind would argue with that logic! I'm thinking the one at Harbor Freight, dual air and hydraulic on sale for like $450 or $470?

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There you go AJ! What a blessing to get permission to buy yourself a bike lift! I would never turn that down. You have one good woman there. She's a keeper!

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You guys are killing me! Of course, this is a good reason to go buy a bike lift, according to my wife. And what married man in his right mind would argue with that logic! I'm thinking the one at Harbor Freight, dual air and hydraulic on sale for like $450 or $470?
Ooo, I have motorcycle jack envy! I just got my second one (gotta love birthdays!!), but it's nowhere near as fancy as what your wife is gonna let you get.
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