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Thread: RMStator vs Electrosport Stator?

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    MikeG Guest

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    Just got it. 4 days from CA to IL, not bad. Also jsut got a call that the gasket came into Chicago Cycle so I'll be able to get working on this tomorrow night!

    I'm going to do the stator and the r/r at the same time, I'm figuring on 2-2.5 hours, does that sound right?

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    mighty13d Guest

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeG View Post
    Just got it. 4 days from CA to IL, not bad. Also jsut got a call that the gasket came into Chicago Cycle so I'll be able to get working on this tomorrow night!

    I'm going to do the stator and the r/r at the same time, I'm figuring on 2-2.5 hours, does that sound right?

    depends on your mechanical ability. but I would say that if you take your time and make sure you do everything right, then that would be a fair estimate of time.

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    MikeG Guest

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    Gor up at 8:30 this morning, had a Coke and moved all my stuff to parking lot outside and in the shade.

    By 12:30 I was driving down the the Mods vs. Rockers rally in Chicago with my shiny new charging system fully functional \\/

    PS, the rally was awesome! 400 bikes, not too many GS's but man there were some nice old Nortons and /5's and /2s and Triumphs, all in all a fantastic day with a huge crown of cool people. I'll look for links tomorrow, there should be some fottage of me zipping fown Ashland in the pack to the after party.

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    MikeG Guest

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    Went for a ride on Monday and halfway through the bike wouldn't start after coming out of a store. Push started it and limped home with the headlight turned off.

    Just got the time to look at itW

    R/R output to battery terminal shows 40 millivolts on positive and negative, not bad, the r/r is wired direct to the always hot output on the Electrosport with the sense wire on a switched direct connection.

    When I connect the DVOM from the the stator wire to the case I get 21-24 ohms on two of the legs. According to the Stator papers I need a new stator.

    Any idea as to what would kill a RM stator in just a couple years? I'm thinking it was something to do with the new wiring but don't know what to look for.

    This sucks as I have been out of work since Aug. 8th. Anyone have a stator for a 1982 GS750E lying around?

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    MikeG Guest

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    And to follow up, when I get a new stator what do i look for or do to ensure this doesn't happen again? Or are stators just consumables that should expect to burn out every couple years?

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    Souske Guest

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    did you eliminate the headlight loop, as well as replaced the connections to the batt. Feed?

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    Billy Ricks Guest

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    It's possible running without the headlight on fried the stator. I just happened to have done the same thing last year when my battery wasn't charging. My original problem was a battery that came out of a bad batch of Westco AGMs. I figured I'd run without the headlight thinking the battery might charge and that may have contributed to the stator burning its windings.

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    MikeG Guest

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    ah, now I see that running w/o the headlight might be a problem. Well, I'm going to order a new stator as no one seems to have a spare for sale.

    I'm not sure on the headlight loop, I'll look at that when I get it apart.

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    Check the voltage drop to your switch lead connection too. I have been running it directly to the battery on seven bikes for over two years now with no problems. Also, you should verify that your 5 main bullet connectors are making good contact (I do this by cutting them off and soldering the wires), and that you have grounds to the frame and battery.
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  10. #20
    MikeG Guest

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    Got the stator yesterday and the output wires were only 16ga. Has anyone else seen such thin wires on a stator?

    Doesn't matter, I hooked it up and at all RPM's the battery stays at 12.7 no change...FML

    I would KILL for a garage, the bike is outside my house in the dark and there's nothing I can do about it. Tomorrow I get to try to work on it in the blazing sun, yeah!

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