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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-15-2008, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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Stator...

I think my stator is fried. Some may remember my "she left me stranded" thread a few days back. Well, yesterday she didn't wanna go play... again.

13.5 off the charger
12.1 idling
12.9 revved up

so I pulled the 3 leads from the stator

resistance - from .3 to 0, seems like they're supposed to be infinite.
EDIT: I looked and it appears they're supposed to be .3

AC voltage when running - from 9 to 20 across the leads. This should be identical and up to 50 with higher RPM's, right?

No shorting to ground at least...


Damnit I didn't wanna be one of the stator replacement people. I can't afford the parts or the time.

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Damnit I didn't wanna be one of the stator replacement people.
Sound like you just might be one of us now


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I knew it'd probably come one of these days. She's at 26-27k so was due for it.

Only issue is, she also uses a good deal of oil. Now I have to decide whether it's worth it or not. 23 year old bike, 27k miles, engine pull and expensive parts...

On the positive side - I HAVE been wanting to paint the engine...


Damnit... just... damnit.

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So... Assuming I do this...

Stator and Regulator/ rectifier from ricks...
Balancer...
Gaskets...

Case of beer...

What all will I need? Unfortunately I have crap I've GOT to do today. I can search later, but if someone feels like tossing a parts list or some good links at me that'd be awesome...

Just... damnit... (this is my PG version... I'm cussing really loud inside)

EDIT: Aside from the battery, stator, and reg/ rect - there isn't anything that can be damaged by just charging and riding right? Maybe I'll have to go back to that crap (the reason I sold my other bike) for a spell...

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Sometimes the "short to ground" doesn't show up unless it's checked when warmed up/hot. (not that it matters much at this point)

Good luck with whatever you choose to do.
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This is a list of what I got for my stator change.....

GASKET,GEAR CASE
GASKET,GENERATOR COVER
O-RING'S
GASKET KIT, EXHAUST
STATOR
OIL
ANTIFREEZE

But the mechanic didn't need to use the gear case gasket when he did mine.


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Curtis sorry to here she really let you down. Well you either have a lot of work ahead either with fixing her back up or parting the bike out. Good luck with what ever you decide to do.

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I think I'll do the stator change. I don't have the patience (or heart) to part the bike out, and as a whole I wouldn't fetch much with a bad stator. I've really made this bike "mine".

I'll have to talk to my dad about some financial and technical assistance and go from there.

Good thing my local homebrew shop had an "open house" tonight (translation: free buzz with high dollar brews). Makes me not care as much...

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While you have the engine out it is a good time lube your driveshaft and splines and replace the o-ring on the bottom of the driveshaft.


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While you have the engine out it is a good time lube your driveshaft and splines and replace the o-ring on the bottom of the driveshaft.
JUST lubed the driveshaft less than 1000 miles ago (actually, I guess I forgot to spray lithium grease on the upper part... but I greased the splines). Also just replaced the tires.

There's a reason I HATE changing tires on vehicles. They always fart out right after changing tires.

Damn murphy.

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Daily rider in NorthWET Oregon.
Ammo Can Saddlebags
Shaved and Rejetted. Coastered. Degoated w/ Hardley pipes.

Bought Feb 2007 with 12K miles.
Hit the 24k mile July 2008

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