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post #1 of 7 Old 09-22-2010, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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VStrom DL1000 Stator

Yikes, some of the best riding days "Fall" in British Columbia, Canada, and the bike is in the shop "needs a replacement", Stator. I replaced the battery about 6 months ago. So, the other day, I wake up to a dead battery and after a tow (free BCAA "good guys") my friendly shop (North Shore Suzuki, North Vancouver) did all of the testing to determine the Stator needs replacement!. The bad news; no parts in Canada / Japan 3-4 weeks. So I go on the internet and follow various forums including the 2008 Stormtrooper diatribe (way over my head, somewhat). So do I wait / or dig deeper, order from a third party ie; http://www.regulatorrectifier.com/catalog/ (non OEM) or what? I never thought that electrics were such a big deal and never really dealt with it since my Matchless G15, 1967 (Lucas). Come to think of it I did do some regulator / rectifier repairs on my GS650 (1982) ie replaced with Honda Electrics (sacrilege?).
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post #2 of 7 Old 09-22-2010, 01:14 PM
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Don't forget to vote, if you haven't already.

From what I've read, the aftermarket stators don't have a very good reputation.

You might consider upgrading the regulator/rectifier while replacing the stator.
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post #3 of 7 Old 09-22-2010, 01:17 PM
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Buddy of mine had the same issue earlier this season, in Vancouver, with his 05.

Same thing, no parts.....he got tired of waiting, and tried replacing the reg/rec, and all was good....food for thought.
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post #4 of 7 Old 09-22-2010, 01:33 PM
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If your shop says the stator is bad, it probably is. My K3 V stator died at 37K.
No problem getting one, however that was 5 yrs ago. I just called Hillboro motorsport in Oregon, and checked, the stator is avail, at least in the US, in 3-5 days. Dont know if that helps any, but good luck! BTW, their site has an online parts fiche. Very handy!

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post #5 of 7 Old 09-22-2010, 01:45 PM
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For $100 and a week or so...

...you can have it rebuilt by a guy in Alabama.

Shipping to Canada?????

I just put my 03 back on the road this morning, finished buttoning it up last night, due to a bad stator, again...

This time, I tried having it rewound, only time will tell how it works out.
My brother-in-laws KZ-900 stator rewind has been great...


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post #7 of 7 Old 09-22-2010, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the Great Response...

OK all's not bad in the great white north...seems I talked with the wrong person at the shop last week...mixed bikes / other VStrom. Mine's ok, battery weak, result of going cheap(er) when I needed the replacement 6 months ago; after market (chinese) vs OEM. Anyway will p/u VStrom today and go for a nice ride in the North Shore Mountains. Thanks for the quick / great respones, Cheers
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