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I am replacing the stator in my 900 Custom. I have the manual but it mentions nothing of connecting the new leads (3 white leads) to the wire harness leading to the Regulator Rectifier. They are simply bare wires all the same color. Seems there should be some type of plug to ensure a good connection. How do I connect the new Stator leads to the RR and ensure the leads are spliced with the correct wire? Any help would be appreciated.

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I haven't had the stator pleasure yet, but if the new stator doesn't have the connector use the old one and solder everything together. It doesn't matter which white wire goes where as it plugs in to the regulator.
 

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My Stator went out two weeks ago and is a pricey part to replace!! I'm considering letting letting a rebuild service from Alabama I found on ebay rebuild mine and hoping for the best. There is no service like this in my area that I have found and a new one is ou of the question at those prices right now. I hope this will be the last Stator problem with this bike and for an easy installation.
 

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Thanks for the help. I used some 3M connectors and some shrink wrap over the connections. Makes me feel comfortable though that the order didn't matter. Now I'm just waiting for the gasket to get it all back together.
 

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I didn't want to use the OEM Stator because it is obviously the problem with all the VN 900 Stator issues I read about. I went with the Rick's Motorsports Stator. It ran about $145 which is half what Kawi wants for a new one.
 

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I'm pretty sure my stator's shot too. I've got a PDF manual, but I've also got a question. In the photos it looks like rotor & stator are right in the crank case (rotor bolts to the crank end). What keeps the oil out of the rotor? Or will that be obvious when I pull the covers? Also, is there any physical damage I should be looking for as I pull this appart? That may sound naive, but I've never been in this end of a bike before.
 

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I think it sets in the oil.Have heard they look burnt on some of the coils .I have a feeling mine is going to go eventually as I've heard a whirl sound coming from there for just a second.
 

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My Stator went out two weeks ago and is a pricey part to replace!! I'm considering letting letting a rebuild service from Alabama I found on ebay rebuild mine and hoping for the best. There is no service like this in my area that I have found and a new one is ou of the question at those prices right now. I hope this will be the last Stator problem with this bike and for an easy installation.
I've got less than 2K "experience" on this bike, but I've read a lot. You may want to check to make sure moisture isn't getting into the plug @ the regulator. I've read where others have had problems with this, and if you ride in the wet a lot, I can see where it might happen, since it's so close to the road. Moisture...especially salt contaminated moisture, could easily cause the early death of a stator coil (IMHO). I've heard a few people have put dielectric grease on (in) this connector to prevent this.
Just a thought....

How much do they charge for rewinding the stator??
 

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How much do they charge for rewinding the stator??
I can send it off and have i rewound for approximately 100 to 110 bucks (+/- shipping fees) and a minimum of a three week wait. Ricks charges 160 or so for his rewound stators but they are of a higher capacity compared to the OEM so maybe that will be the route I will go. The OEM stator is way too expensive and I'm afraid it will have the same problem.

The moisture thing is interesting. I like in Southeast Texas and ride alot, even in light rains. It was directly after four days of riding through light rains that my stator went out. I will certainly have to take steps to keep moisture out the regulator plug as I don't believe in coincidences. :cool:
 

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A buck and a quarter sounds like a fair price for the stator fix - especially when compared to the outlandish price of an OEM replacement. Keep us posted as to how difficult it is to replace - since I ride in the wet a lot, I might be in your boat soon (not to mix metaphors.)
I did a 5-second visual on my rectifier plug yesterday when I was doing pre-flights. I was too lazy to get out the 10-mm socket and take the regulator cover off to look at my plug in detail, but it seemed to me that the plastic sleeve that covers the wires going into the plug was about a half inch too short. I'm going to take a detailed look at it later - but I'm thinking that moisture might be able to work its way into that plug through the back of the connector.
I'll do a detailed inspection later - but I'm suspicious for now. I don't believe in coincidences either! :cool:

Good luck with the stator replacement!
Please keep us posted...
 

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I think it sets in the oil.Have heard they look burnt on some of the coils .I have a feeling mine is going to go eventually as I've heard a whirl sound coming from there for just a second.
It does sit in oil. Mine was toast when I pulled it. One black diode and the coating was dark orange when it should be transparent. Mine started with a whirring sound and surging lights.
 

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I pulled the stator and it wasn't too bad of a job. You do need to pre order the Generator Cove gasket before you start tearing into it because no shops seem to carry it in stock. You do need three nice 3M connectors and some shrink tape to seal the splices. Doesn't seem like an $800 job at the shop but who knows. I will post back when the gasket gets here and report on how it goes. I will definitely be greasing up my plug on my RR. Thanks for the advice.
 

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Stator Madness 2007 Vulcan 900 classic lt.

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Im right there with you V-900 @ 17000 miles
My stator just stoped, no warning, no sound
bought bike used i month old, no book
Thinking about replacement myself.
What side is the stator on?
 

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Im right there with you V-900 @ 17000 miles
My stator just stoped, no warning, no sound
bought bike used i month old, no book
Thinking about replacement myself.
What side is the stator on?
The stator is on the left side. I am waiting on my parts right now myself and unfortunately, on my bike, it appears that I will have to remove the front pulley as well to get the stator/regulator cable wire out so I can replace the stator. It's a pain in the butt but certainly not the $800 to $1000 dollar job that the stealers here want to charge.
 

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The stator is on the left side, under the alternator cover. It's not a technical job, you just need to pay attention to the order and placement of the wires as you dismantle it.You need some silicone resistant to oil and heat, and you need to get that gasket ordered before you get things broken down.
 

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Here is the stator I pulled out of my nine today. Looks like it was actually on fire although I don't think it's possible. Now I just have to install the new stator and wire the thing into the regulator harness correctly.
 

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I just replaced my stator tonight after having the bike down for a month or so. I bought my stator from Ricks as well and had absolutely no problems with the service. It appears to be a good product and if I have to ever replace another I will use him if possible. I had a few issues with removing my regulator wiring harness and ended up just removing the front pulley. After that it was really a piece of cake to replace. Hopefully everything is right and tomorrow I will take it for a longe test ride to see. :)
 
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