1986 GL1200I Stator Replacement


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jpmurphy
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1986 GL1200I Stator Replacement

Postby jpmurphy » Tue May 28, 2013 12:58 pm



Have an 86 1200I Wing with a bad stator sitting on a Voyager kit. After dropping the voyager kit how far in do I have to go to replace the Stator ? I've been told I need to pull the whole engine out, but that doesn't sound right to me.



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virgilmobile
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Re: 1986 GL1200I Stator Replacement

Postby virgilmobile » Tue May 28, 2013 4:18 pm

The rear cover has to come off the engine.I don't think there's enough clearance to do that without removing it from the frame.

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Re: 1986 GL1200I Stator Replacement

Postby b8210t » Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:54 pm

Regarding stator replacement on GL1200, the engine does have to come out, no shortcuts, due to its location on the rear of the block. Sorry about the bad news. I had a 1986 GL1200 and was able to avoid that for a while by having the famous or infamous connector cut off and the 3 wires hard wired (soldered and heat shrink wrapped), but from what I have heard from different shops, it is inevitable to fail since it sits in the crankcase oil, and the acids in the oil will cause it to fail. Best alternative--Poor Boy alternator fix, somewhat cheaper than engine removal and stator repalcement, which will probably fail again. Local shop here near Frankenmuth, Mi. wants about $900 to replace stator with a Geo Metro car alternator made by GM, and they do not fail. Figure 12+ hours for engine removal + stator and you get pretty close to or exceed Poor Boy costs, and the Poor Boy is a lasting forever fix. Sorry about the bad news. Engine removal is not easy. Good luck on your choice.

jpmurphy
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Re: 1986 GL1200I Stator Replacement

Postby jpmurphy » Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:02 pm

Many thanks for the replies. I felt I was going to have to remove the whole engine. Hopefully it won't take me all season to fix it.




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