Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: LA / Inland Empire
Better mileage after stator replacment ?? Actually display changed to Imp Gal from US
I've been hesitant to post this while I think about this more, and call me crazy but I've been 2 1/2 tanks of gas since I got the stator replaced in my '12 650A, and all other things being equal*, I'm getting at least 8 maybe 10 mpg better. not a fluctuation within the error bars.
enough experience should be out there among everyone who got stators replaced with the recall or otherwise by now, so (a) can anyone give me anecdotal support and (b) is there a logical reason for this?
*Not all things are completely equal, since the oil and filter were changed (and the oil was a little overfilled), but otherwise it's a standard freeway commute every day, I know what the bike does after > 45,000 miles. Same gas, etc. since the replacement. But I wouldn't have expected anything through the alternator system to directly affect engine performance in a noticeable way... I'm stumped.