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Last spring I replaced my shorted stator with an RMStator. For several months I've had charging issues and have looked everywhere but the stator since it was new. After replacing the regulator I did a more careful check and the stator has about 21vac between two legs and only 2.1v on the third. Measured with yellow wires disconnected at about 3k RPM. No shorts or opens in the wrong place but bad voltage.



I'm not happy with considering another engine pull. When I bought the bike in July of '08 (at about 56k mi.) it had every conceivable lighting fixture and bling on it. I've removed all the crap but kept the two runnig lights. I'm thinking I'll pull those too now.



Most of the posts I've seen on stators are several years old. I'm just wondering if there is any current thought on the best stator to use. I'm getting too good at working on this thing.
 

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If I wanted to keep the stock charging system, I'd go with an OEM stator. More expensive yes, But that's what I'd use!



That said though, From all my reading on the subject, you can expect to replace the stator about every 70,000 miles. That's enough for me to seriously consider the Poorboy alternator conversion which alows you to mount a small external alternator inside the left side fairing. Not only is it easier to replace if it goes out, but you've got the advantage of having more wattage to play with!!



Check this out for more info:



http://www.gl1200goldwings.com/viewforum.php?f=52
 
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