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2003 Vulcan 750 Stator replacement

I am relatively new to the world of motorcycles but have a lot of experience working on cars. The stator went bad on my bike so I bought a new one to replace it. While taking of the cover on the left side, I learned that I could not get to a couple of the bolts as they are covered up by the frame. Is it possible to replace the stator without removing the entire engine? Is there a way to lift the engine a few inches without removing it completely? Thanks!
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*No, and yes.

Engine has to be pulled off or tilted to change the stator. Browse this site for info, read the Vulcan Verses too. I have pics and tips for the engine tilt if you need them, that's how I did my '03.

*There's also a side case mod than allows stator r&r without pulling the engine, but it can be tricky. Look for 'stator mod plate' or 'Tux mod' or 'Tuxedo mod' here on the site.

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Did you test your rectifier too?a bad rectifier can also cause it to not charge.I noticed this is your first post. How about ya hop on over to the newbie section and tell us a little about yourself

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I'll head over and do that. Thanks!
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From my experience it is best to completely remove the engine.

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Yes it's not that hard

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I basically followed most of the walk through by JM1515 in the Verses. I did not remove the carb boots from the air box, just pulled them off the carbs. I pulled the upper coolant hose so I could move the air box move and I pulled the rear axle rolled the back tire back and pulled the drive shaft loose. Then I lowered the engine and pushed it to the right side enough to remove the cover. I chose not to remove the bevel gear cover, but it may have been easier. Basically I would only need to disconnect the throttle cables to finish dropping the engine. Just be aware the bike is really unstable once you start pushing on the engine. I used jack stands to support the frame on the right side even with the engine on 2 jacks. I think all the write ups have their merits. It just depends on what you want, or need to do. Good luck and keep us informed.

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So I dove head first into it when I got home from work last night. I removed the fuel tank, the exhaust, and the frame on the right side where it breaks away. I placed a jack under the engine on a small block of wood so I wouldn't damage the engine. I jacked it up enough to have a little pressure on the jack. I then removed the three bolts that Mount the engine to the frame.
That brings me to my first real problem. Do I need to remove the rear end to get the engine out? If so, what's the easiest way to do that? And can this be done without a special motorcycle specific jack/stand? I've got 2 regular scissor jacks from my cars. The motorcycle is currently supported by the bikes stand. Thanks!
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The driveshaft will slide off the motor.

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