Go to this link John, it'll tell you what you need to know about fusing the stator.Ratbike_John said:What does this mean?
I need to replace my stator so I thought I'd ask in advance.
justin said:I don't think fusing the stator works, I did it with mine and it still shorted out after 6 months use.
justin said:Maybe because I had a 20 amp instead, still, the bike is worthless to me now.
Been there, did all that.Pekelo said:I have to agree with Justin on this one. The reason I bought this bike was the lowest maintenance and best value for the buck. Now after 3 years I have to add a $ 1000 bill to the cost for replacing the stator, R/R.
Also I had the same expectation of a bike being in production for 20 years and I thought, gee, what can go wrong after so many years of experience and riders' feedback? Well, the stator problem is an ongoing one and it is a simple designproblem.
As much as I read about, it would be actually pretty easy to fix right in the factory:
1. Put the R/R outside of the bike for better cooling. Factory cost: $10 max.
2. Use a better, no maintenance battery. Extra cost: $15
3. Put fuses before the stator. Factory cost: $10 max.
4. Remove or insolate better the goat's belly, so it wouldn't heat the R/R. Cost: probably not more then $20.
So an extra $50 or so, the stator problem would have been stopped years ago. really, how hard is it for Kawasaki to come up with these solutions???
I bet the first 2 themselves would help 90% of the statorproblems, for a very little extra money. I am really disappointed in Kawasaki's management and R and D department....