Replacement stator recommendations


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86pearlblue
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Replacement stator recommendations

Postby 86pearlblue » Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:42 pm



OK... I find myself needing to replace my stator... again!! I had bypassed the connector by the battery, put didn't do the connector to the regulator/rectifier. Needless to say, THAT connector burned through, frying my stator. I find that bikebandit.com has an OEM for $400.00!! The last one I got was $152.00. It was supposedly re-engineered to be better than OEM, higher output, etc. My question is, Should I go with OEM? Is there a better one for cheaper? Thanks in advance!



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Re: Replacement stator recommendations

Postby 86pearlblue » Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:46 pm

Forgot to mention, I DO NOT want to go po' boy. Trying to keep the bike as close to original as possible and don't want to chop up parts I don't have to.

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Re: Replacement stator recommendations

Postby bwagner6 » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:43 pm

Just curious as to how many miles you got out of your first stator?

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Re: Replacement stator recommendations

Postby nevada4419 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:38 am

Brand new standard Stator on e-bay for $65 and new Rectifier for $20. I would put in new rectifier the plug will need to be changed anyway. It was not a bad stator from the factory but the 2 plug problems that cause stator burn out. With wiring problems solved the standard stator should last many years.

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Re: Replacement stator recommendations

Postby rustymich » Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:08 am

rmstatorinc on ebay

purchased three from this seller for three different bikes with good results.

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Re: Replacement stator recommendations

Postby flash2002 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:21 am

Don't forget to cut the stator plug and solder the wires , it makes a better connection.

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Re: Replacement stator recommendations

Postby flash1942 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:04 am

The guys on the GL500/650 forum have had good results from Custom Rewind. The guy's name is Gary and he has a disability so his speech is hard to understand but his place does very good work at a good price. They usually rewind your stator.
I am a stickler for keeping things like the factory made it too. So I'm saving my money for a series reg/rectifier because it actually regulates the stator and keeps it from running full bore if it isn't needed (the way it should have been all along). The stock set-up makes the stator run full output all the time and if all that output isn't needed then the stock regulator shunts it to it's internal resistance (that is why it gets hot). That is also why the stators go south. They just burn up. The load(lights,etc) on the stator should be within the stator's capability or you will burn thru another stator. This is true even if you choose a series R/R. On this forum the wing administrator has fully explained the series MOSFET regulator too.

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Re: Replacement stator recommendations

Postby 86pearlblue » Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:12 pm

Thanks guys. Will check out the places mentioned. As for the current stator, I only got 7k out of it, but probably would have gone much more if the connector didn't fry. Will also check out admin's comments on MOSFET R/Rs

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Re: Replacement stator recommendations

Postby flash1942 » Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:25 am

There is a MOSFET R/R and also MOSFET series type R/R (the one I suggested) and much less than a Poorboy conversion. As mentioned before, watching your wattage is important with the stock stator is critical.




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