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Hey everyone. I am hoping someone can give me an idea how much, on average, it costs to have the stator replaced on a 1984 Goldwing 1200. Thanks for your help

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Usually 600 to 1,000 bucks. No frills.
The biggest problem will be finding someone who knows how to do it...right.
 

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$100.00 per hr, 3 hrs out 3 hrs in, 15 min to replace stator plus coffee break= 1hr= 700.00
 

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Thanks to everyone who replied! $700 is what I was thinking but I have a dealership a mile away that can probably do it. Gonna give them a call this week to find out what they're talking.
 

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Piece of cake but takes some time. Straight job I'd go 8.0 hours at $70/hour...$560 plus parts. Any complications (not usually) add from there.
 

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Keep in mind that this is not a job you want done "on the cheap".
Use OEM parts and do the job by the Honda manual, word for word, and maybe you won't be doing it again next season.
 

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$100.00 per hr, 3 hrs out 3 hrs in, 15 min to replace stator.....
That's probably optimistic and assumes the mechanic has experience doing this job on other GL1200's. It also doesn't allow for problems like exhaust header studs snapping (very likely), cleaning off old gaskets from the back engine covers, seized bolts etc.
I've had my GL1100 engine out twice (stator bolt came out and ruined the rear cover one time, starter motor chain broke another time) and I consider myself familiar with the job. I have a bike table and I'm a big lad and fit. All that considered, I would be lucky to get the whole job done in 8-10 hours, and I always have a helper for the final engine lift out and initial refit in the frame. I usually split it over a weekend, engine out and parts fitted on Saturday,
engine back in and job finished Sunday.
 

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personally i'd "poorboy" it and never have to worry about the stator ever again,plus have thye benefits of more power for driving lites,heated accessories and anything else,if i was looking for another 1200 i'd prefer the poorboy;d one over a stock one with a stator imho
 

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Unless I've got a customer that is insistent on keeping the bike original, I never recommend going that route for two reasons. 1- On a bike that is 29 years old, things never come apart as you would hope, which can really run the cost of the job up. The last time I did a stator replacement (probably 3 years ago), dealing with exhaust and other unexpected issues, the job was $1100-$1200 complete. And when the job is done, you still have an inadequate charging system that will most likely fail again! 2- With the development of the "Poor Boy" conversion, you end up with a very proven improvement to the charging system. And the cost to do the job is considerably less. My normal charge for doing these conversions is $850 complete. I've done many of these over the past few years, and don't know that I would even know that I would even want to to a stator replacement again after knowing what I know now. do your homework before you decide. There are enough guys on this site that can coach you through either job you choose. Good luck!
 
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