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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-04-2008, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Here is a link for the photo's for a frame mod to get to the stator. This is being posted for a member. Any questions will have to go thru arkjeff.

Sorry about the link. I had attached a slide show & apperently it times out. Which would explain why it worked when I tested it & didn't work later.

Here's Jeffs info.

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Hey y'all.
I took the pictures, know the bike and know the owner. I am also on the slowest dialup known to man which is why I had to mail kanuck69 a CD with the pics when he asked for them. So, while I've seen the pics, I haven't viewed his presentation of them.

This is sorta like that kid's game where one kid whispers something in the ear next to him and so on and on. What comes out at the end may not make sense...

The joints are held together by bolts on either side of the initial cuts. The bar stock serves several purposes and is indeed slid into place by way of the slots visible in one of the pics. This allows you to insert the upper portion and swing the other into place b4 sliding the bar into the rear portion of the existing frame. The bar not only gives the joints strength but keeps the bolts from crushing the rather soft and hollow frame tube. A weld job may be stronger but defeats the purpose of a 'roadside stator change', which is possible with this mod.

I've been on this forum for over 3 years and know a few of you. I know that most if not all of you are much more 'particular' about your bike than my friend may be. He used a Skil saw to cut the frame tube, scrounged a piece of bar stock form a junkyard, and just basically winged it from there. Maybe his attitude was that he had nothing to lose at that point. ?

Any improvements some of you may make is just all for the better. Go for it. My buddy was utterly disgusted with a 12 month + 1 day bike with ~12K miles that had a stator fail. He was basically ready to run it off a bridge into the river and I kinda don't blame him. Instead, after calming down, he came up with this idea with no real concerns with the appearance, just practicality. I do know that changing the stator took about 30 minutes tops after creating an easy way to get to it.

FWIW, the bike or frame is solid as a rock. You can in fact take it apart in just a few minutes. This mod was all he wanted it to be and he is totally satisfied with it. If I still had my vn750 we'd do it to mine and might change something or maybe not. But anyhow, it is what it is and if it spurs some of you to build off it and make a prettier fix then it was worth the postage to mail kanuck a CD.

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He did this mod just about one year ago. The 2 of us had gone on a 2 week trip around the US and wound up at Kentucky Lake for the Vulcan get-together (looking like the Beverly Hillbillies) and I think that was in Aug or Sept of last year. Just a week or so after we got home he started having the classic symptoms of a bad stator.

So figuring in a period of pouting, scratching his head and refusing to do a motor pull or pay for a fix, it has been just about a year. No problems. And, as he says, maybe this will insure that the stator never goes bad again now that it is so easy to fix!

And yes, Aluminum. The ends had to be shaped on a grinder wheel so they would slip into the curves just a bit.








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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-04-2008, 06:26 PM
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yep, all it does is flip you right back to this thread....bummer.
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-04-2008, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Cool.
I still have the parts I got from a donor frame to do a similar mod.
Maybe one of these days I'll get around to it


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I'm going to do something similar but I was curious to see this first.
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It's got a strange "ending", like not finished. I don't see how that removable section is secured; what holds it tightly in place-one short road trip, or a flick of the side stand and it's all on the ground....

Are there more pics coming?
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Maby there is bolts we cant see or didn't get picts of.

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