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i have been one that has sat in the wings watching, no punn intended lol, i have been faced with the almighty stator problems, i have seen so much discussion on stators and such but nowhere to order one? can anyone help me out there? dealerships are hard on a poor man!! i bought a 84 gs 1200a last year for 200 bucks have fallen in love with it, hate to see it get put underground over a stator prob, only has 36,000 miles on it, one other question are there some usuall things that make them go out, my wiring is in great shape, nothing got hot. no rotten wiring and such, are there some precautions a guy can take after i replace it, i have already drawn the conclusion of the hard wiring is the best to go, just curious is there might be other reasons that make them go out, the bike is all stock, doesnt have all the goodies on it, i would appreciate any help, Mike H. Southern Il:)
 

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Welcome Mike. The easiest and least costly way out of the dead stator jam is to replace your alternator with one from a car. Sounds like sacriledge, but, it works out much better in the long run because the conversion alternator delivers more power and if it ever dies it can be rebuilt and reinstalled in less than half an hour for a handful of change, unlike the Honda parts which will require a second mortgage on your house.

I've been running a car alternator for almost four years on my 84 Wing and never had a single problem with it, although the one on my bike is different from the ones you normally see on the internet, but, they all work on the same in principle of being driven by a belt off the front of the crankshaft.


Send an email to the fellow below and he will send you some info and pics on the conversion:

Please address any questions to Donald Pigott at [email protected].

If you still want to go with a stock type of unit check here;

http://www.electrexusa.com/electrosport_electrical /honda.html


http://www.electrexusa.com/electrosport_electrical _honda.html

http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/common/Frontpage.jsp

http://www.cyclewareables.com/pages/street_motorcy cle_stators_rebuilt/stators_rebuilt.htm

http://www.ricksmotorsportelectrics.com/index.php


http://www.crc2onlinecatalog.com/stators.htm


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thanks for the quick reply, email is on the way, im open to all suggestions, rather than taking the motor all the way out.
 

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Welcome to the message board hammer. If you do decide to replace with a stock or reconditioned stator, I've read many posts that suggest changing the oil regularly helps stop the varnish deteriorating on the stator.
 

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You might want to go to Dave Campbell's web site and read what he has to say about the Stator. I'm not saying he is correct in all his assumptions but he does have some very interesting, to me anyway, things so say about the GL1200. I, for one, look far and wide for instruction to educate myself before tackling a problem I don't completely understand. I have followed his advice about the need to change oil frequently and even to go as far as flushing the crankcase. I've also installed the harness he builds. He is an interesting chap and very good at responding to my hundreds of questions. Here is the link to his web site. Lots of success with your project. Regards, Peter
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