Re: Stator or RR
Tips on installing a stator....just make sure you have a new gasket...and it takes a little wiggling around due to the magnets.
You need to do a continuity check on the reg rect...if you arent sure, just take it in. I checked mine and then took it in to be double checked. They did it for free, it takes 20 seconds to do.
After having futzed around with mine...here is my opinion(no expert)
Check Voltage AC from Stator as well as continuity check if your stator is bad, check the reg rectifier...odds are it is bad also. Again the chicken or the egg..
Now...for some good news those of you looking for alternatives to a new $300 OEM or $150 rewound one.
for $12.00 in 17.5 ga hi temp copper magnet wire and $11 in hi temp epoxy, you can rewind your own. Its actually pretty simple. The GS Souce web page has a link to thier "stator papers". I am 1/2 way through doing mine and except for the blister on my finger from pulling the windings tight...all is well.
More good news..after ALOT of snooping around, it turns out there are ALOT of other makes and models which use the EXACT same stator as the 96-99 900rr and 00-01 929. here is the list I have come up with so far. I advise anyone to double check me before buying one but I got this information from Electrex's and RM Stators sites by cross referencing ...For you e-bay hounds...you will note that a used stator for a virago does not demand as much as one for a 929..same goes for an Ascot stator...anyway...here is my list
Part number ESG070
VT500C Shadow 83-86
VT500FT Ascot 82-84
VT/VLX600 Shadow 88-01
VS800 Intruder 92-04
VL1500 Intruder 98-04
XV535 Virago 87-96
XZ550 Vision 82-84
XV750/700 Virago 86-95
XV1100 Virago 87-97
SL1000 falco 99-02
RSV Mille 99-02
Last edited by fst929; 06-19-2006 at 4:40 PM.