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Question Stator install on GL1200

I purchased the Randakk's replacement stator. I'm seeking advice from anybody that has done this install themselves...

I've watched Steve's video on this and he makes it looks so easy. The sealing plug doesn't want to fit in fully, easy enough to fit the "circlip." I'm thinking of using some sort of clamp to assist. Ideas?

Also the stator itself does not just slide onto its hub (as shown in video). It is quite a tight fit. I checked the original one too and it's the same. It came off easy enough but would need some encouragement to go back on. I can get it started on the hub lip, just barely with a little grease. I can use slightly longer bolts than the original screws to pull it into place. Is this standard?

Again, any ideas and helpful suggestions are appreciated!

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I had the same things when I installed it on my 84, as far as the plug I used a 3/8 socket ext and tapped around the plug to get it in and seated, imagine its tight so it seals better. I also tapped around the stator flange a little bit, not much to help it slide on until I could get the screw in enough to pull it on
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Thanks MysticFour, for the vote of confidence! At least it's not just me!Thanks also for the idea to tap it in. JD
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I had the same things when I installed it on my 84, as far as the plug I used a 3/8 socket ext and tapped around the plug to get it in and seated, imagine its tight so it seals better. I also tapped around the stator flange a little bit, not much to help it slide on until I could get the screw in enough to pull it on

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Others here have said they filed out the hole a little to get the plug in. Maybe a small sanding drum on a Dremmel?
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Others here have said they filed out the hole a little to get the plug in. Maybe a small sanding drum on a Dremmel?
Yeah, like just slightly soften and polish the edge of the hole?

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Smile O-ring too thick?

So I tried tapping it in, with a 3/8" extension as suggested. While trying to get the circlip on it slipped out again. Good thing, as I noticed forcing it in damaged the O-ring. Then I compared the O-ring given with the Randakk's stator was much thicker than the stock O-ring (see picture). I later used the stock O-ring and it pressed in smoothly. Good thing I ordered an OEM O-ring for this!

Now that I have struggled with this overnight, I suggest buying the stock O-ring and then there should be no need to file out the opening!

(photo: stock O-ring on left, damaged Randakk's O-ring on right)
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When I did my Randakks I had the same issue with it being a tight fit. I just used slightly longer bolts to get it started-2 turns each to keep it even and then just finished with the original bolts in a circular motion until it was down all the way. didn't have an issue with the pigtail...
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Question Timing belts tension?

A whole lot of work so far...
I love the posts where somebody does this job in 8 hours. I spent 8 hours alone just cleaning up parts!

Question re the timing belts. BTW, I bought Gates T070 belts for $15 each at O'Reilly's. I ordered them over the phone and they had them 7 AM the next morning.

How tight should these belts be? I have a tendency to over-tighten bolts and most other things. How can you measure tension on these?


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Spring tension should be enough. If you suspect your springs are sprung, get some new ones.

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Yeah I do. send it back to Randakk's. I installed one of their's last spring. It lasted 137 miles. They'd replace it ONLY after I'd tear it back apart, and send it back to them to test it. The argument I had with them over the phone was very unprintable. Yes, I do know how to use a voltmeter. I even went out and bought a new one to verify that my old one still worked fine. ( it's part of my tool kit that I carry in my bike now)

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