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post #11 of 28 Old 08-07-2019, 01:24 AM
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You may have purchased a bike with charging problems masked by a new battery the previous owner installed to get rid of the bike.

Sounds to me like migrated magnets at least. They seem to kill stators.

Good news is it's not a huge job. First step is to do the electrical testing. If anything looks iffy, pull the stator cover off and have a look at the flywheel. Odds are, the magnets are all bunched up on one side of the flywheel. They all seem to do this eventually and it's worth the peace of mind to take care of it now when the bike is new to you.

Consider it a bonding experience (yes, you need JB Weld).

You should be able to find a date on the battery someplace.
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Some useful info on the stator magnets, https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl1000-...-pictures.html.
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Thanks larolco. The battery that the bike came with, had been in there for a while. The bike hadn't been used much in a couple of years. Previous owner was diagnosed with a condition that won't be getting any better. The battery wasn't replaced with a new one, until I did so a few days ago. When I installed the battery, the volt meter was reading 14+ volts at 5K rpm. I was hopeful that was the issue, but not 100% confident, so rode the bike yesterday. After it got hot, the voltage was reading 12.5-12.6. So checking things out today.

Trying to check resistance values on the stator, as per the manual, but not sure I have the right coupler undone under the left side cover. I thought the wires were to be yellow, but not finding a coupler with 3 yellow wires. || is the configuration of the 3 wire plug that I've undone. Is this correct?
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I guess this is a problem...

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I read the thread the Gert posted, about the magnets. Thank you. Just to confirm, I'll spread the magnets evenly apart, an then put my JB Weld in between. After cleaning everything of course. When checking the stator through the wires, I'm not getting any resistance. Is this correct when it is bad? I'd think it would have too much resistance.
Again, maybe I'm not thinking straight because I've been at this for too long today and need a break...

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When checking the stator through the wires, I'm not getting any resistance. Is this correct when it is bad? I'd think it would have too much resistance.
There should be resistance if the wires are good. Some good info in the first couple postings at https://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php?topic=10391.0

From looking at the photo you posted, at the 9 o'clock position on that stator, it appears there is a burn there. Any non-copper color like black is suspect of a frying of the stator due to a short or wire breaking. No resistance in the wires typically indicates a break.

If you determine you need a new stator, I'd suggest that you buy it directly from your local dealer or Suzuki on-line. There are alternative sellers out there, but many of the posts on previous threads about this subject give not-so-good reviews of them.

And as you do the JB Weld modification to the magnets, be extremely careful with the magnets. There are posts on this forum indicating that those magnets are quite fragile and break easily if you twist them slightly. Lots of good info on the forum of how to do the JB Weld mod.
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Thank you Yarz. Suzuki OEM stator on the way. Will be gentle with the magnets. Don't need any more issues...
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Thank you Yarz. Suzuki OEM stator on the way. Will be gentle with the magnets. Don't need any more issues...
Yes, OEM stator. The JB weld fix is fairly straightforward. Use tile spacers or the like to maintain a relatively equal spacing between magnets. Like any job, the prep work (cleaning) is important. Get all the oil out of there with lacquer thinner or something like that. Be very careful with the magnets when you remove them. Keep them separate from each other so they don't smack together. Don't know if it's important, but I kept track of orientation so they went back the same way they came out.

The key is to fill the void between the magnets so they cannot move again. Lots of threads on the topic in this forum.

Even if your stator is okay, I'd replace anyhow while you're in there.

I'm assuming from your pic that you already removed one of the magnets? If not, one is missing.

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The 'missing' magnet would appear to be firmly stuck to the stator between 7 and 8 o'clock.
Seriously lucky to get away without munched magnet throught the motor/gearbox I think.

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The 'missing' magnet would appear to be firmly stuck to the stator between 7 and 8 o'clock.
Seriously lucky to get away without munched magnet throught the motor/gearbox I think.

Cheers Tom R
I see only 5 magnets. Where is the 6th? Am I missing something?

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