After ignoring all the advice I received about doing the tuxedo stator mod while the engine was out, the inevitable has happened.
For whatever reason, I figured I'd be impervious to a stator failure. I was wrong. Although the stator tested fine and the voltage was correct then the bike was fired up, it was not OK.
Once the bike warmed up the voltage dropped significantly, and could not charge the bike sufficiently. I'm assuming It's grounding out when hot, I have yet to confirm this with ohm measurements.
Anyhow, I'm looking at an engine pull to replace the stator. (Possibility of a new video to document the procedure
I'm also considering mods that will prolong the life of the stator.
Either an oil cooling system, or a stator oil bath mod. Maybe a combination of both.
The oil cooling system would use an oil filter adapter
and a frame mounted oil cooler
. The system would probably cost around $400.00.
I'm having a hard time justifying a cost like that if the stator only fails so often, and is easily serviced with the cover mod.
What do you guys think?