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my dad and i are doing my stator in a few weeks at home ive considered the "poorboy" option and we might sell it and i think we would have a hard time selling it with that kit on there so the daunting task of removing the engine almost all the way to do the job



the only thing i need is input any tricks to do the job we are not buying a bike ramp we are building one out of two 2x10's and 4x4 legs about 2foot high no more than 30bucks on wood and deck screws versus the 350dollars from harbor freight somethin we will use occasionally



i am looking at a stator from jpcycles.com



part number zz38754 its a electrosport brand higher output than stock is this a good brand the one stock from honda costs 350dollars

sabercycle.com is 170 bucks but im not to keen on buying parts like this from them chrome and piddly stuff is allright

anyways i know i will need gaskets and stuff im going to honda to order all the seals and gaskets necessary to pull the motor and the stator housing

we should knock it out in a day or two on a weekend its raining sounds about right and a fridge full of beer sounds even better god im gonna need it

the reason im not pawning this job out to the local repair shop we always use is the price 1,000 dollars is what the quote estimate is jezus crimenilly the bike is only worth 2200 max but we'll make it work



any hits or tips are greatly appreciated



thanks for your input and time



Alex
 

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Well..... just take your time and mark things as you go along. Be methodical. The carbs don't have to come out..... just unbolt and tie them up to support them. The motor don't really need to come all the way out either. Just kinda jack it up and turn it in the frame and you will be able to get on it. Saw a Honda tech do this and he did the whole job in less than a day.

Other than that, good luck friend and "have at it".
 

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yeah i fix semis for a living lol so i figure if i can yank a c15 cat motor out and replace it i think i have the skills to pull a dinky tonka toy apart
 

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Hey peterbilt , I did my stator last fall and it was not a hard job. I just followed the book and it took me about 8 hrs. working by myself. I had to take the timing belt cover off the right side to get the motor out. It gave me just enough clearance. I have a bike jack that I bought from Harbor freight for $59.00. Just did like Dancinbear said about the carbs and rolled the engine out on the jack. For me the hardest thing was cleaning everything up. Good luck with it. Dwight
 

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I did take the rear case off to tighten the stator bolt - mine backed out. I Locktited it back in. I didn't buy a new case gasket, and now mine weeps oil a little. Use a new gasket and/or sealant.

This page has a stator for $130:
https://www.partsnmore.com/cat_index.php?model=gl1000-1100&category=electrical

This page has a case gasket for $8:
https://www.partsnmore.com/cat_index.php?model=gl1000-1100&category=engine

I don't have a jack and I slid it out myself onto 4x4s. The hardest part for me was the front upper engine mount, just in front of the carbs. I didn't follow the book step by step- I missed that part! I feel better knowing I did it myself! Oh- the page above with the gasket also has a starter clutch rebuild kit for $30 -it's right in the same area, check yours out really good while you are there. Others might suggest you look at the clutch while it's out also (I didn't, but I could take it out again for that big of a project)

Good luck!
 

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sunday i removed the exhaust, carbs i just pulled them all the way off it wasnt a big deal i got the radiator removed, oil drained.... only had 2 or 2.5 hours into the job and all i have left is to jack up the engine and remove the mounts and the u-joint on the shaft drive im trying to figure out whats the big deal so far this isnt that hard to do just labor intensive job eh oh well saves me almost a grand
 

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J M Stators



Very high quality and good guarentee.
 

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Dirt Devil, what is the link to J M Stators? I can't find it on Google? I like to bookmark everything!
 

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R M Stators



My fingers don't always do what my brain says.
 

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I used rmstator.com and after 3 years, so far, so good. It's not THAT bad of a job. Get the new rear cover gasket, carb and coolant pipe o-rings, output shaft seal, exhaust crush gaskets and you're pretty much good. I would not use the old stator plug or a new one for that matter, just hard wire it back in and which wire does not matter. Maybe new timing belts while your'e at it.
 
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