Author Topic: Got Stator issues...AND now gearing.  (Read 3322 times)

locopny

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Got Stator issues...AND now gearing.
« on: May 21, 2018, 12:56:05 AM »
Well my stator went out of course just before the rally.  Any thoughts on either OEM or a Ricks Motorsport Electrics?  I'm sure OEM is still cheap 15 year after the last one I bought on my last bike.  BUT the 3 week slow boat from Japan has me worried.  I can look at Honda tomorrow, but does Ricks make a decent product that I shouldn't worry about?? Loaded question I'm sure...but DO NOT want to miss rally with this bike.  Dennis kirk has one in stock on hand it says.

Last time I did this swap...I had to do the coil like 2 weeks later...should I preempt the failure and replace now or was that a likely coincidence? 

Maybe I'll have the newest 31 year old bike there....
« Last Edit: June 11, 2018, 07:16:18 PM by locopny »
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Re: Got Stator issues
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2018, 07:15:41 AM »
Used Ricks stuff in a couple 80ís KDXís and had no problems.
OEM was no longer available for the old Kawasakiís, would bet you might find that for Hondaís too.

locopny

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Re: Got Stator issues
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2018, 12:53:59 PM »
ordered a Ricks....OEM was NLA.

Coil is also ordered.  Really bad timing on this failure.  If I have to I'll bring the parts along to get it installed at camp.
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Re: Got Stator issues
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2018, 11:02:33 PM »
I have also used Rick's and no issues
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locopny

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Re: Got Stator issues
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2018, 11:48:49 PM »
stator arrived today...gasket hopefully by Friday...would be awesome to test ride this weekend to get the last kinks out.
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Re: Got Stator issues
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2018, 06:28:51 AM »
stator arrived today...gasket hopefully by Friday...would be awesome to test ride this weekend to get the last kinks out.

Or find more!  Sorry, i couldn't help myself!   ::)
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locopny

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Re: Got Stator issues
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2018, 09:29:27 AM »
stop it!!!! haha

exactly why I want to ride it...I will wake up at the campground 2 weeks from this morning.
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Re: Got Stator issues
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2018, 10:44:34 PM »
Evil Dave, just plain evil  :evil
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Re: Got Stator issues
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2018, 02:34:33 AM »
Not sure how important it is to have the inside of the flywheel? clean...but I can venture a guess this bike sat awhile and got ?rusty? between the magnets on the stator and the inside of flywheel.  I'm going to steel wool the spots and clean it up...But should I look for another flywheel when I get back?  Maybe I have a lead on one from my dealerships sales man.  Claims to have a few parts blocks for the RHFV motors.
Going together fairly well so far. 

Will see what words of encouragement LD has to say next....haha.
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Re: Got Stator issues
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2018, 02:19:03 PM »
I have a leftover flywheel from my Ď83 or Ď85 XL600 rebuild.  If you want it, itís yours for the price of postage.   Itís heavy but I could probably jam it in a flat rate post office box. 
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Re: Got Stator issues
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2018, 08:21:51 PM »
I have a leftover flywheel from my Ď83 or Ď85 XL600 rebuild.  If you want it, itís yours for the price of postage.   Itís heavy but I could probably jam it in a flat rate post office box.

I'll know shortly I think.  Should be able to fire up the beast tomorrow. 
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Re: Got Stator issues
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2018, 09:30:39 PM »
Ok...fired up and rode around the block a couple times.  More little issues to tackle.

one of my carbs leak like a float is stuck or something is in the seat allowing a bowl overflow situation.  I should get a lower tooth front sprocket.  May order one tomorrow. 
I'm sure I have the clutch adjusted wrong....new cable, new discs, and original hardware but in specs from manual.

Seems a bit flat off idle...but didn't check timing. or adjust valves.  Maybe carb too seeing it overflows.

Is this something I can run out of it?  run an additive?  Really don't want to tackle a carb disassembly before rally as I'm sure I'll be missing one part.  But hate to run out of fuel too. 

I also discovered I don't have the front tire seated correctly on the rim.  easy fix.

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Re: Got Stator issues
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2018, 03:18:23 AM »
I say, Just turn up the music and ignore it all.  :D
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Re: Got Stator issues
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2018, 04:21:25 AM »
music?  the exhaust sounds like music.........kinda.
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Re: Got Stator issues...AND now gearing.
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2018, 07:22:15 PM »
Well going from my 15T to a 13T front was a major improvement.  However, it wasn't enough in the big crawls or the long steep descents.  I have a 38T rear and it must change.  48T too much ya think?  Starting off in the middle of a hill just about kills me.  No momentum to overcome the lack of a low first.
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