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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-31-2008, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Here I go.

So its time for me to do the dreaded stator replacement. Been having ongoing electrical problems since last summer and finally come down to replacing everything except the stator. Gonna ride a few miles tonight to get the oil hot and drain it before putting it in the garage tonight, then got tomorrow off from work and the rest of the weekend to get her done.

Printed off everything remotely useful looking from here about the job, so wish me luck. Hopefully I'll have good news come Saturday or Sunday.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-31-2008, 12:52 PM
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Welcome to the Fried Stator Club. You are not alone!!

I elected to have the dealer do it (luckily, for a decent price! )
Hope all goes well for you


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Good luck on the replacement! It's time consuming, but really not that difficult. Just be careful with the gaskets and orings on reinstall. Also before you put the cover back on, be sure the pickup and stator wires are clear of the rotor. Some folks have had the wire rubbed by the rotor and find themselves in the same boat they started in. Let us know how it works out.

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The best of luck to you, be sure NOT to rush yourself and do the job perfect or else you might be doing the job twice and that is a PITA. I might even plan on taking 2 weekends to get it done if this is your first time pulling (tilting) the engine. Just be patient my friend and it will happen for you.

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Got everything off the engine now, and only one last lower through bolt is holding it in. Jack and bricks are under and waiting. Just thought I'd take a short water and head clearing break before i take the final plunge. Things are going good so far, only broke one small screw head off the radiator cover, easily replaced.
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Engine out, Stator in!

Short break before I mount the engine back. One thing I did note is on here I read that the shift spindle needs to clear the frame by 1 3/4". I found that wasn't quite enough, needed to get a bit more than 2" away before I could work that cover off.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-02-2008, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Heh, meant to post earlier, the job is complete. 16 hours total time over 3 days. No major leaks and engine only came out once. I would have posted earlier but I had to go out and ride for awhile. Feels great to go out on my Vulcan again!

Thanks to all those that went before me and documented the procedure, it was invaluable. Safe riding!
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-02-2008, 11:01 PM
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Congrats on your success!

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