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I am considering an extensive rebuild of a 4 cyl goldwing to prove to myself (and others) that a great touring bike doesn't have to weigh in at nearly 900 lbs. since I am weight conscious the external add-on is not a desirable solution for me.

The GL1200 was the most advanced version of the 4cyl but I have read many times about the alternator failures.

I'd like a 1200 for the displacement and FI but don't want to put all the work into a bike with a 30,000 mile (or less) internal stator.

Question: if an aftermarket new stator is installed can it reasonably be expected to last 100k miles?

if no good option I'll probably stick with a GL1100 and carbs unless someone has a better idea.
 

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"The stator will be far more reliable than the FI. Just saying."

I get that. however, the FI at least can be repaired without removing the engine and splitting the cases, something I hope to so only once.
 
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