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That is, has anyone kept one functioning for more than a few thousand miles?

I have now lost my second RM Stator in several thousand miles - shorted to ground. Stator hardwired 14ga wire to regulator, engine oil is still gold. Never went past 6 bars on a hot day; fan works, new thermo, new water pump, no smoke, not running too hot, carbs were sync'ed, perfect idle, fast starting, all electrical die-electric greased.

Man, this sux. It wouldn't be so bad if it was a clunker, but this bike is a beauty.
 

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I hope I have better luck than you did. Its not my bike but I just installed one with no labor guarantee. I told him if it goes out a poorboy will go in. The RM stator looked a little rough to me. I wasnt happy with their shipping service . When I called we had a discussionand they told me to shove it and hung up on me. Anyway I left the washer out and hoping for the best. Just curious how many miles did you get out of it.JB http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/forum1/74467.html
 

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Actually, I know it is less than 1200 miles;it was last spring/fall's project, done in the garage last august. Never rode a trip, just 20-30 mile loops, a cross-state jaunt and back as I recall.

All of this ends up just over a year, twice, and out of their short warranty.

A little research shows that there are environmental and electrical factors involved that a simple rewind cannot address.

Good luck on your washer/plate; it appears without the plate oil will wash forward and spin out the rotor, maybe providing fresh oil across the coils, which may be better than letting them bake. I am thinking to increase the size of the oil spray hole (or adding another) at the risk of lower oil pressure. I have other ideas, but man dragging that motor out again is a b.

Keep me up to date if you will.
 

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I'll be doing the poorboy thing next weekend. I'm not even considering pulling the motor for a stator anymore. My new 1200 aspy I bought with a bad stator knowing I would not pull it:Dbut the alternator and ease of replacement is what sold me on it.

Ride Safe, Ray:waving:
 

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Give me some info on the Poorboy Alternator conversion? I'm sure the issue will happen on my 1200A, soon enough.... I've read some of the threads on pro/con, I'm NOT pulling my engine for an electrical part...
 

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There is loads of info on this site if you search poorboy or external alternator. I've done 2 conversions on different bikes.I wouldn't dream of changing for another original type stator........Steve
 
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