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post #11 of 18 Old 05-23-2019, 01:50 PM
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A quick supplemental question if I may. Can you confirm my understanding all Gen 1 stators are the same (or interchangeable). Thanks.

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Haven't checked part numbers, but . . . I'd imagine so. I happen to have a fully-serviceable used Generation 1 stator (I upgraded my '07 with an aftermarket high-output component); you can probably obtain a nearer one faster than mine (even by next-day air).

BTW, your stator has two (2) sets of coils; one set (of three yellow wire persuasion, IIRC) goes into a rectifier to charge the battery and provide light power, while the other, comprising two exciter coils, powers the CDI with AC.

Best of luck!
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post #12 of 18 Old 05-23-2019, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone (and particularly Damocles for the offer of a stator). Incredibly helpful local rider, who is putting me up and providing a place to work, is on the search through local contacts for one. At worst we can have an aftermarket one here by Tuesday, so that is not too bad.

I am not stressing too much. I realise I have been incredibly lucky that the wires held just long enough to get me to the States. I don't like to think of the fun I would have had chasing down a stator in one of the countries further south.

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My comment was based on your stator being 28 years old; I had to re-wire the stator, exciter, and pick-up coils on my bike just a couple of months back.

Caltric is Chinese stuff, but I am surprised that the insulation is that far gone in under two years. It also looks quite thin.

It's not so much the heat down there as it is the oil, I think.

I hope a replacement stator sorts if for you and you can get out of Tombstone.

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An update. Today I obtained a second-hand stator from a wreckers in Pheonix ( some 200 miles north of Tombstone). I installed this afternoon and I'm very pleased to report it solved my problems. The bike fired and ran first push of the button. So Tom your initial diagnosis was spot on. In fact on a test ride after the installation it was running better than it had done for weeks, a fluffiness in the idle disappearing. To me this suggestdthe old stator had been breaking down for awhile.

I'd also like to record here the wonderful support and assistance I have received in the USA to overcome my problems. After breaking down here in Tombstone a local motorcyclist has kindly provided me with a free bed and workshop space for several days whilst I solve my problems. He has also spend hours on the phone to find the parts I need and then insisted on lending me a bike so I could go and collect them. American's you should be proud of yourselves.

Thanks again to ask of you who answered my Intel email. Your support is appreciated.

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Very glad to hear that it is running again!

Now, git up the 191 to Springerville and turn left onto 260, going over to Showlow, Payson, and Camp Verde, and ride some of the best of Arizona.
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Perfect timing Tom. I had my mail open pondering my route when I saw this message. I will take your advice - and it leads perfectly towards my next big destination, the Grand Canyon.

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I hope you enjoy the ride!

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I did, they were a fantastic suggestion. At the end of your route I also found the 89A up to Flagstaff and that was the icing on the cake. Note to head north (Grand Canyon, Yellowstone etc) knowing there are more good roads in front of me. I'm going to enjoy the next few weeks.

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