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post #1 of 11 Old 05-26-2013, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Turned into my driveway after a 160 mile ride and my Wee died. No juice to run the fuel pump. Headlights almost out. She's not charging again. My diagnosis isn't 100% yet, but it looks like another bad stator. The original lasted 20,000 miles and this one lasted 10,000 miles When the first one went I also replaced the regulator with a MOSFET R/R. Was hoping that would end future problems.
My question....when I replaced my first stator there were no aftermarket options. Has that changed?? I saw a few entries for Electrosport. Their reputation in the past was less than stellar. So I guess the stator problems continue for these years. Could I use an SV650 stator from 02-07. Do the 07 and before dl650 stators have better longevity and would they fit in an 09?? I was supposed to leave for Deals Gap soon so I need to nail this down soon. Little hesitant to buy another expensive OEM after this last episode.

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Probably not. If you can find someone local, they can be rewound, but there are 'tricks' to a motorcycle stator needed to make them last. Vibration is a lot worse than a normal electric motor has to tolerate.

Check the magnets in the flywheel as well, make sure they havn't moved.

If you want company though, check the BMW parallel twin forum on advrider.

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OEM is still the best option. Aftermarket and rewinds have bad reputations.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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How could a brand new stator with a MOSFET R/R fail in 10K miles
Are you running extra lights & heated grips?
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Tim Parrot rewinds cores and fully pots the coils, using more, larger diameter wire than stock where possible. I know a lot of guys who have had good luck with Tim's rewinds.


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Failure in 10k miles with a MOSFET. I dunno why. That's what I'd like to know. No extra lights or anything. Only stock equipment running off the electrical system. I'm working constantly before my big trip so I just don't know how I'll fit the replacement work in. Figures it would fritz-out now. Maybe better than in the middle of the trip.

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Running extra electrical equipment is actually easier on the stator. It's excess capacity turned into heat that causes burnout. The best R/R to take it easy on the stator is a series type. It disperses the extra heat rather than the stator but it has to be mounted in the air stream and away from plastics as it gets very hot. Roadstercycle CE605SB series regulator/rectifiers for Sport bikes is one source.

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My 2011 DL650A Stator didn't make it quite as far as your first one. When I tested it all three winds were shorted. One of the first things I added was a cheapo voltage gauge/meter. Cheap one off eBay. Probably not waterproof but I somewhat hid it in the cowling but where I can look down and see it. Oh yeah, I did apply some silicone sealant on the circuit board side of the meter but we don't get much rain here in New Mexico anyway. At least now if/when the second stator dies (hopefully more than 10,000 additional miles) I can see the voltage drop.
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Just remember Rick505 that if you do get an under voltage away from home, just remove the headlight fuse so you won't drain the battery. It will run a long time on even a partially charged battery without the headlight going. It's what got me home the first time around.
But I will take your advice on the voltage meter. I just wasn't expecting problems again. I was assuming my charging system was bullet-proof. I know---no such thing.

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Arrow over heated engine oil

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My diagnosis isn't 100% yet, but it looks like another bad stator. The original lasted 20,000 miles and this one lasted 10,000 miles
one of the most common reasons why stators go out is caused by over heated engine oil. using non mc oil and lowest AKI rated fuel can overheat engine oil. not saying that what happened to your bike, but just say-n. g-luck with your fix and ride safe.

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