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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-10-2015, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Bike just died again...

Second time in 2 months, but my bike died on me again. This time while I was riding. I was using it all day at highway speeds mostly, and when I was on my way home it died at a stop light 2 miles from my home coming back from selling my other bike. Just replaced the battery a couple months ago. Bike just hit 12,000 miles and allegedly already had the stator replaced. I'm gonna check voltage at the battery terminals when I get home, but for now I need to jump it or something to get it home.

How do I test the stator? And is there anything I should check first?

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Just as a quick check, measure the voltage on the battery when off, at idle, then 3K rpm see what you get. If the voltage is not higher at 3K rpm, you've got a problem.

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Does it just shut off instantaneously? Have you cleaned the ignition switch?

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I've sprayed contact cleaner into the ignition switch. The first symptom was the headlight turned off while riding, then loss of power, then it died idling at a stop light. Wouldn't turn back on until 30 minutes later and the headlight still wouldn't come on. Gotta charge it to get it started again. Been busy thought lately because my house was just robbed later that night. It's been a **** fest.

Can anyone link me to the best replacement stator and R/R? I guess that's my next move.

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Can anyone link me to the best replacement stator and R/R? I guess that's my next move.
Both of these are considered the best bet.

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What's everyone's thoughts on Caltric? Anyone have any experience with this combo from Amazon?

Caltric STATOR & REGULATOR RECTIFIER Fits KAWASAKI VN750 VULCAN 750 1986-2006 MOTORCYCLE https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009YXF5A4..._KOzBwb76N50HZ

Literally first result and seems most convenient. Price is manageable if the product is quality. But I hope it's not too good to be true and fails quickly.

I just want it to work for another 6 months at most then sell the bike.
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Not even for a week, unless changing stators is more fun than I remember.


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Please don't buy a crappy stator and then sell the bike. That's not nice!

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Not even for a week, unless changing stators is more fun than I remember.

You mean the stator won't last a week, or what do you mean...?
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