replacing stator


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mcphersonpk08
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Motorcycle: 1983 Honda Goldwing 1100 Aspencade

replacing stator

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I assume on a 1983 Aspencade requires engine removal to replace the stator. Is it worth the time and effort or should I just keep a battery tender on it? Anyone live near Lafayette Indiana that would be interested in helping? This is my first time working on a motorcycle so any assistance is greatly appreciated.


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Wilcoy02
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Re: replacing stator

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It is a total engine removal to replace the stator.
Most just do the poor boy conversion. No pulling the engine, More power than you will ever need, and easy to do.

Here is my link to doing it.

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=36303
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Overdog
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Re: replacing stator

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Are you 100% sure the stator is bad?
mcphersonpk08
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I am not yet 100% sure it is the stator. I did take a multimeter and disconnect the negative cable and then measured the amps which came back as .01 which would tell me there is not a constant draw on it. I took the battery off, recharging it and when I get it started back up will put the multimeter back on to see if the voltage goes up when it is running. The motorcycle has sat for 4 years in a garage, and I am just trying to get it up and going to sell so pulling the engine seems like overkill just to sell it. After a new battery and starter it seems to fire up okay but won't hold a good idle yet but sounds good when revving the engine to about 2000 RPM.
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Re: replacing stator

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mcphersonpk08 wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:50 am I am not yet 100% sure it is the stator. I did take a multimeter and disconnect the negative cable and then measured the amps which came back as .01 which would tell me there is not a constant draw on it. I took the battery off, recharging it and when I get it started back up will put the multimeter back on to see if the voltage goes up when it is running. The motorcycle has sat for 4 years in a garage, and I am just trying to get it up and going to sell so pulling the engine seems like overkill just to sell it. After a new battery and starter it seems to fire up okay but won't hold a good idle yet but sounds good when revving the engine to about 2000 RPM.
Have you checked the white connector w/3 yellow wires for burnt pins yet?

Here is the fix to be done.

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=30797
(This is in the How to articles, at the top of the forum page. If you haven't looked through the list, it is highly helpful....)


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