Fried stator and wires.


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Fried stator and wires.

Postby Mooseman » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:26 am



Well I had replaced my stator last June. Well this was not the right choice, made in China. It shows.
Lasted about 9 mounths and a little over 10k miles. When I removed the engine the wire covering was broken on two of the wires. When I opened the case the wire inside was in worse shape. More pictures in my photos.
Wires;


Stator;


We shall try one made in the USA this time.


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Re: Fried stator and wires.

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:52 pm

Ouch, that's horrible. They used cheap wire with insulation not rated for the heat they were exposed to - so it turned brittle and cracked.

I suppose you could get a cheap Chinese one and replace the harness wire with quality heat-rated wire - but then I'd worry about the quality of the winding wire.

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Re: Fried stator and wires.

Postby maestro319 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:52 pm

I looked at your other pics of your stator. Ugly!! So now what? Are you going to replace your stator (isn't this very costly??) or go with a poorboy??

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Re: Fried stator and wires.

Postby Mooseman » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:54 pm

This ugly stator was a ElectroSport stater sold at the time by Dennis Kirk. They no longer carry this brand. They now carry Rick's Motorsports. These are made in the USA instead of China. If not it's a factory stator. I don't want to do the "poor boy" at this time. Except I ordered direct from Rick's Motorsport.
Should have been a clue when the ElectroSport fitting at the case was a little loose and wound up leaking oil. Quality was down hill from there.
Will let everyone know how the new one went in.
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Re: Fried stator and wires.

Postby Mooseman » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:01 pm

New stator from Rick's Motorsports in. So far GREAT! The fitment was better. No oil leak at the wire plug. It charges right now and holds steady on the volt meter. Even with the heated grips turned on. Was able to get in about 40 miles today before the weather changed. All county and city roads. No freeway yet.
Will let you know if anything changes.
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Re: Fried stator and wires.

Postby thrasherg » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:12 am

Glad to hear you are running again. I try to buy American when I can.. Not many major parts for Japanese bikes seem to be made in the USA, just aftermarket bolt on parts.. Hope the new stator gives you many trouble free years of riding.

Gary

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Re: Fried stator and wires.

Postby Mooseman » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:14 am

Gary,
Thanks, Me TOO!!
Since it's raining I guess I'll change out the front knoby tire. Just kiding. It's so cupped it's like rolling over bott-dotts when backing out of the garage and howls at anything above 45mph. Sounds like a 4x4 coming down the street....LOL I make it sound worse than it is. Soooo a new tire and dyna-beeds should put me back in smooth and quiet mode 8-)
I get a kick out of the ones that say loud pipes saves lives.....NOT.
They just P*## people off!


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