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post #1 of 58 Old 12-19-2017, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Well its now official, burnt up my third stator, in 112,000 miles. Hope the money hungry thieves at Suzuki are proud of their inferior product design furious. Last Suzuki bike I'll own.
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Well if there was in fact a design flaw "time will tell", than that most certainly makes sense to the failures, but agree taking this long to find it is unacceptable. These are some of the very most reliable bikes out there, matter of fact Suzuki bikes overall are extremely reliable across the product line. Might be time for you to move on, lots of great choices out there.

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Just curious, what electrical accessories do people who have "burnt up" stators have on their bikes? Is this more related to heat build up or is it load related? Trying to better understand the reason(s) for the high failure rate.

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Suzuki says the high failure rate is due to the output wires being hot glued to the frame where they exit. The entire wiring system is sealed in epoxy after that. When the stator gets hot, the glue melts and the wires within the glued area can move and abrade against each other and the frame. The stators get their hottest when running no extra electrical accessories. The shunt type regulator takes the constant stator output and turns unused power into heat. The recall replacement stators on the 2012-2016 DL650s don't use glue. The 2014 and later DL1000s use series type regulators instead of shunt type.
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There are many used ones for sale on Ebay. Buy one for less than $100 and ride your bike for another 30k miles.

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Why would anyone do such a thing, unless of course they were on a big trip and just needed to get back home?
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Because the new OEM's are backordered. In Ontario I would have to wait 3-6 months to get one and some have been waiting longer if they are on a 1st gen bike with no stator recall issued.
I know it's not the best solution, but I ride my bike every day and don't want to wait with no bike until the dealership finally gives me one. I just chalk it up to a cost of riding, like tires or chains.
If there is another solution - I'm all ears.

edit: I just called my local Suzuki dealer and the OEM stator (part # 32101-17G12) is available for me at $407 - ready for pick-up within 4-5 days (it was 4 months wait when I called in about 2 months ago).
I'm still on the OEM regulator too - maybe a swap to the Shindengen SH775 is finally needed?

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Because the new OEM's are backordered. In Ontario I would have to wait 3-6 months to get one and some have been waiting longer if they are on a 1st gen bike with no stator recall issued.
I know it's not the best solution, but I ride my bike every day and don't want to wait with no bike until the dealership finally gives me one. I just chalk it up to a cost of riding, like tires or chains.
If there is another solution - I'm all ears.

edit: I just called my local Suzuki dealer and the OEM stator (part # 32101-17G12) is available for me at $407 - ready for pick-up within 4-5 days (it was 4 months wait when I called in about 2 months ago).
I'm still on the OEM regulator too - maybe a swap to the Shindengen SH775 is finally needed?
No no no....that is not the good part number or the latest model, nor should it even be order-able or in stock anywhere......see below from a post I made about my stator recall replacement.


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Just got off the phone with service at my local dealer where I bought my XT, gave them my VIN and the recall pulled right up. She was already aware of the recall, so no problem with needing to explain anything further. They have my "kit" waiting for me when I bring the bike in, the kit is not available for us to install, it is only for the dealer networks and the recall. That part number for the kit is: 32100-17820-RX0 and individual stator part number which we can order is "32101-17G13" the original number which Greywolf gave and some of you have ordered looks to already have been changed, and that was "32101-17G12" Service proceeded to tell me that the G12 is not even showing to be order-able from any Suzuki warehouses and no restocking date is listed. So at this point I can only assume that the correct "stator" part number is "32101-17G13"
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Because the new OEM's are backordered. In Ontario I would have to wait 3-6 months to get one and some have been waiting longer if they are on a 1st gen bike with no stator recall issued.
I know it's not the best solution, but I ride my bike every day and don't want to wait with no bike until the dealership finally gives me one. I just chalk it up to a cost of riding, like tires or chains.
If there is another solution - I'm all ears.

edit: I just called my local Suzuki dealer and the OEM stator (part # 32101-17G12) is available for me at $407 - ready for pick-up within 4-5 days (it was 4 months wait when I called in about 2 months ago).
I'm still on the OEM regulator too - maybe a swap to the Shindengen SH775 is finally needed?
I had mine rewound by a local electrical expert. Cost was about CDN$140, it was fast and beautifully finished. And so far: so good. But I also bought an SH847 RR!
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No no no....that is not the good part number or the latest model, nor should it even be order-able or in stock anywhere......see below from a post I made about my stator recall replacement.
Thanks B.
I knew that after reading it elsewhere here and quoted that part number to the parts guy and he said nothing came up. The only part number that showed anything was the previous version, which is what I just put into my bike as a low mileage used item off ebay.

Do you think ordering this older part # would automatically be filled with the correct newer item?

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