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ADVICE FOR NEW MEMBERS OR EXISTING STATOR

Hi Y'all,

This may help someone. The stator in my 99 vulcan is still good. I was getting 12.7 volts at idle and 13.7 at 3k. I ordered a misfit regulator and harness and wired it up today. With my stock stator I am getting 14.23 volts at idle with the misfit reg. I have a feeling had I not changed out the regulator it would have killed my stator. I also feel that the regulator is the root cause of all of these stators going bad. When i looked at my old one the plug was partly melted. I am a happy camper (FOR NOW) LOL!!!

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Hi Y'all,

This may help someone. The stator in my 99 vulcan is still good. I was getting 12.7 volts at idle and 13.7 at 3k. I ordered a misfit regulator and harness and wired it up today. With my stock stator I am getting 14.23 volts at idle with the misfit reg. I have a feeling had I not changed out the regulator it would have killed my stator. I also feel that the regulator is the root cause of all of these stators going bad. When i looked at my old one the plug was partly melted. I am a happy camper (FOR NOW) LOL!!!

Ryan

14.23v at idle? Wow.

So, Is 'Misfit' a brand name?
And BTW, what part of Pittsburgh are you in?

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I meant to say mosfet darn auto correct...i am about 20 miles south near a town called belle vernon.
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I meant to say mosfet darn auto correct...i am about 20 miles south near a town called belle vernon.
OK. I replaced mine with a used OEM regulator and everything seems to be working ok, thought I don't think I am getting that kind of voltage at idle.

I lived around the Shadyside and Highland Park areas of Pittsburgh through most of the 1970s and always liked the city. I may have to make a visit up that way after I retire in a few years.

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That would be awesome if you come uo be sure to get ahold of me. We can meet up for coffee or whatever
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MOSFET regulators are a well known, quality upgrade. It will definitely help with stator longevity.

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I would be sure to do that. Don't know how many old friends are still around Pittsburgh or still alive for that matter. But I have an old friend named Dave in Slippery Rock. He and his family own and run a rather large campground and I'd love to visit them again.

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the mosfets are more efficient at rectifying and regulation than the OEM style (uses SCR's to control output).
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Thank you guys so much for the replies. I definitely agree nothing better than the MOSFET. Glad i did it for sure
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