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I just replaced both headgaskets. While re-syncing carbs, I start to hear loud/BAD noises, coming from the alternator/starter clutch area. I remove the engine, take off the back cover and find the rotor has a broken clip that holds the magnets in. The stator looks pretty good, I don't see any damage. If it Ohms out OK, I can still use it, right? I have a used rotor coming from ebay from an '82, mine is an '80. From the OEM numbers, the '75-'83 rotors are the same part number, but in '82? they changed to a solid sleeve instead of the clips of earlier years.
 

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heres a photo of the stator:
 

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If it was me.........I'd replace it with a new stator. The new style with the epoxy coating on it.



Those original stators were not known for their longevity. Seems just about every other wing from the early 80's has it go bad.
 

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Ok, you must know that's NOT what I want to hear, right? :)

I want you all to just tell me it will be fine, I won't have anymore problems, these bikes run for years with very little maintenance... (The past month has been brutal! No riding for the whole month of August, fixing and waiting for parts!)
 

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well....it could be worse...you could be me not having a bike almost 4 months now and have had 2 different mechanics work on it..replace a total of now 4 stators...3 reg/rectifiers...seems most of the wiring..gougng methus far around $4000....and still have no clue whats wrong except as they said...it don't run..its broken ,nd we have no idea whats wrong...so...at least you can feel better about replacing 1 stator..lol
 

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1100s are known for having a charging system that could be considered a bit weak since you have to watch your electrical add ons, but they are certainly not known for a bad or consistently faulty electrical system.

If the stator checks out good I'd reuse it. It seems to be the 1200s that have constant stator failures for some people.
 

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k1w1t1m wrote:
1100s are known for having a charging system that could be considered a bit weak since you have to watch your electrical add ons, but they are certainly not known for a bad or consistently faulty electrical system.

If the stator checks out good I'd reuse it. It seems to be the 1200s that have constant stator failures for some people.
i concure:cheeky1:

if it checks out, use it. if its yours. 1100's do not go out like the 1200's



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I have to agree that the 1100 stators last in the 100,000 range.
I've only replaced one, has anyone else replaced any?



But for 144.00 bucks it would be cheaper now than having to do it down the road.
 

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My 82 stator has over 125,000 on it and still charging strong. If it test good then I'd put it back in.
 

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Now you're talking! I really don't want to wait for one or spend the $150 either.

Has anyone heard of this happening before? the rotor falling apart? I don't remember seeing it on here, and a spare was pretty cheap.
 

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the 1200's had a lot of problems with the first stators... honda actually beefed it up (the early ones had quality issues as well)

as these systems are a constant output system, the stator is going full blast at speed all the time, and the excess will get shunted off to whereever excess goes. and these stators were not designed for lots of power, but enough to power comfortably everything that came with the bike

the issue with two many add ons, is the output cannot keep up with the need and what will happen is the battery will supply the extra needed.... batteries can only do this so long and will drain down.

but the extras do not add any load to the stator which is giving 100% all the time (at speed)
 

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brianinmaine in looking at that set of coil, you could clean the whole thing then make a soup of 2 part epoxy and with a small brush paint it all over the coil set, especially all wires and joints, let set up for a couple days then reinstall. The whole job would give you high retention and no losses on dielectrics. Make sure the coils are squared, spaced and attached. Keep pole faces clean and even in height.
 

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ARKnapp wrote:
brianinmaine in looking at that set of coil, you could clean the whole thing then make a soup of 2 part epoxy and with a small brush paint it all over the coil set, especially all wires and joints, let set up for a couple days then reinstall. The whole job would give you high retention and no losses on dielectrics. Make sure the coils are squared, spaced and attached. Keep pole faces clean and even in height.
I thought about spray varnish (I have used it before in previous jobs rebuilding motors) but I don't know if it would help or hurt riding in a spray of oil... You are thinking epoxy would make it last longer? I'm not so sure... Thanks for the ideas, though!
 
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