the STROM is ALIVE!!!
While waiting for the Ricks Electric stator to arrive, I visited the local salvage lot.
Two days prior, someone dropped off a 2008 DL1000 motor on trade. I dont know what the original problem was with the engine but I was able to get the magneto/flywheel and stator off of the bike.
Taking off the magneto on my Strom was the real challenge. I was never able to make it move a fraction of a fraction. The local bike shop took pity on me when I trailered the bike up to them. The mechanic hit that removal tool hard. Enough times that he was about to give up. Then he cranked the removal bolt until near hernia conditions arose. With the slightest bit of a snapping noise, I thought he broke it but, the magneto just fell right off. He never looked me in the eye, and sort of limped away back to the shop. I though for certain he hurt himself.
I carried a 12 pack of cold Dr.Pepper in to the service desk and shook his hand. At least he smiled, I could tell he was not expecting to have worked that hard on a "walk in" issue.
they have my next bit of business for certain.
anyway, back to my garage... I torqued the salvaged magneto on to the point where my torque wrench never made the correct 110 to 115 pounds 'click'. I figured if I was lifting hard enough to raise the front end and the center stand off the ground slightly, that should suffice.
Charged the battery, output is over 12v idling and over 13v while riding around the block.
I am keeping the Rick's part for emergencies, spare or for that next VStrom Rally breakdown. The build is brand new, they are not re-wired old units. The salvage yard had various models in stock and the local Suz-Yam-Hon shop had five on the shelf (various models). I would take that as a very good sign that they are good replacement stators.
now, on to the next fix...
Mesa - hot as hell - Arizona
Last edited by WarpedRotor; 03-29-2014 at 12:53 PM.