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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 07-14-2017, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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Another one bites the dust. Blackened chicken.

My top winding is toasty black and i have a dead short to ground on all three stator leads.

Anywhere i can get a good one that isnt custom hand wound in gold? Don't wanna go chinese, don't need hand wound quality. Wheres the middle ground?

(No mosfet regulator, etc. running stock reg relocated).

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not much choice available, its either chinese sourced, or pay with gold pressed latinum
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My top winding is toasty black and i have a dead short to ground on all three stator leads.

Anywhere i can get a good one that isnt custom hand wound in gold? Don't wanna go chinese, don't need hand wound quality. Wheres the middle ground?

(No mosfet regulator, etc. running stock reg relocated).

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I got one from Willie's Cycles. Haven't installed it yet but I hope it's a good one.
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I wish i could allow myself to buy oem used on stators, but these go through so much on the vn's they are always turned up to 11. Anything mechanical, any day I'd buy. Electricity and this bike are like villains fighting daily.


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Well it doesn't get much clearer than this here is a dead short reading on the burnt winding grounded to the case of the engine. Seems kind of weird that it didn't blow the fuses since I have the three fuse mod on the Stator.
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Two things: why didnt it blow the fuses if its dead shorted, doesn't the regulator feed back..... hence the need for the fuses or was there another reason for that mod?

Most importantly...... why cant i just skip the agony of every hose and wire removal to get the engine out and tilt the engine over a little to clear the frame when pulling the stator cover? I'll pull the mounts to free it, but I've built 6 vulcans from a frame and I specifically recall that engine will tilt over when balancing on a jack. Seems like the catch point is the front of the cover on the downtube of the frame. WHY doesnt THAT side of the frame disconnect instead of the other side kawasaki? Uhg ......


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Tilted mine for the stator, there's a thread with pics but the pics are probably dead. Will try to revive the pics.

Pics still showing for me: https://www.vn750.com/forum/31-engine...placement.html

Key points for me... Ratchet straps to stabilize and hold, floor jack/wood block, and a large wooden mallet that held the correct tilt angle. Mallet between front head and frame tube. Bevel gear, carbs/cables, exhaust manifolds, all left in place. Earshaved at the same time, no airbox. Have to slide the engine to the right, partially away from frame, then tilt. Alternated jack movement, strap adjustments.

Worked well enough to do it twice in two days.

Wille's is rewinding those stators. Majdsaster is our guinea pig. Congrats Maj!

Kawi must've thought clutches would be more problem than stators. How wrong they were.

Edit: Apparently not enough amperage to pop the fuses. Fuses too large? Once the winding shorts, no current flow?
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Exactly. Once the windings short to the lamination, no current (or very little) goes thru the fuses. The fuses can protect the stator from a shorted r/r but not a shorted stator
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Ahhh yeah that was it. I knew i did it for a reason. It's got shaved pickups, external relay ignition, blue wire, 2 wire, and every damn thing else and after a while i forget why i did it all.


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So, anyone not convinced the stator is bad? :-)
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