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post #1 of 7 Old 10-26-2010, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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Is there ANY way to get more life out of your stator?

Or another way to ask it...what can I do to prevent it from burning out again?

I'm about to buy a second stator for my 2006 DL1000 and I really want this to be the last time. The stock stator lasted just over one year and was out of warranty when it broke. This second stator has lasted three years before burning out. I suspect the heated grips I was using was causing a problem. I've since trimmed down my wiring and accessories to just a Garmin Zumo and Stebel horn. Once the new stator is installed, I'm adding Warm & Safe gloves, jacket, and troller to the system.

I honestly feel that the power demands should be within what the system will tolerate without burning up.

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My opinion is the stock SCR regulator/rectifier is tough on the stator. I changed to a MOSFET R/R. https://www.stromtrooper.com/v-strom-...rectifier.html

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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My opinion is the stock SCR regulator/rectifier is tough on the stator. I changed to a MOSFET R/R. https://www.stromtrooper.com/v-strom-...rectifier.html
Earlier, I read your post on the MOSFET R/R. It'll probably worth replacing once I can afford to do it.

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My opinion is the stock SCR regulator/rectifier is tough on the stator. I changed to a MOSFET R/R. https://www.stromtrooper.com/v-strom-...rectifier.html
I strongly agree with this. The stator is just wire coated with varnish. You've got to ask yourself what would cause the insulation (varnish) to fail. SCR's generate all kind of voltage spikes that could definitely cause the insulation to fail.

I'd change the R/R to the MOSFET version at the same time I put in a new stator. You don't need that sucker taking out a third stator. I'd also make sure any connectors between the stator and the R/R are clean and tight.

I'd say you can't afford to leave the old R/R in there.

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I recently replaced my (burned up again) stator--well, actually I guess that I didn't...

The first stator that I replaced was COOKED!
The next one had a couple of small places that the varnish failed and were burnt.
But, all it takes is a short and no more worky...

I had mine re-wound and epoxy coated.

As soon as time permits I will also be replacing the stock type R/R with a MOSFET setup (already purchased all of the bits-just need time).

L2V -- she's a stocker!...and gone...
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My opinion is the stock SCR regulator/rectifier is tough on the stator. I changed to a MOSFET R/R. https://www.stromtrooper.com/v-strom-...rectifier.html
Did you use the 14" or 20" cable for the alternator connection (part b)?

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I ran three 10ga wires to the wires exiting the rotor, taking to OEM connector out of the circuit. I did use the OEM connector for the B/R power wires by soldering them on the regulator side of the connector. I wanted to retain the stock main fuse. I don't know how long the wires are. I cut them to fit.

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