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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-29-2018, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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Well, New Battery, new R/R and now to replace the stator. I found a link someone posted on how to go through the charging system with a volt meter and sure enough the stator tested to infinity on the ohm test. If you don't know, that's bad! I will post how this project goes in case anyone else has to do this little project.
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Well, New Battery, new R/R and now to replace the stator. I found a link someone posted on how to go through the charging system with a volt meter and sure enough the stator tested to infinity on the ohm test. If you don't know, that's bad! I will post how this project goes in case anyone else has to do this little project.
personally i would stick to an oem stator, they look like the epoxy insulation is way better than aftermarket, if you can, show a picture of the cooked coil if it's really obvious

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just to be sure, you did touch the leads on the ohm meter together to make sure it read 0 ohms?

Sometimes people get a meter with a bad or loose probe, check the battery: Hmmmm zero volts, completely dead.

putting the DVM on ohms and touching the leads together is a good way to test the probes.
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just to be sure, you did touch the leads on the ohm meter together to make sure it read 0 ohms?

Sometimes people get a meter with a bad or loose probe, check the battery: Hmmmm zero volts, completely dead.

putting the DVM on ohms and touching the leads together is a good way to test the probes.
Yes, I always check by touching the leads together if for no other reason to make sure the battery in the meter is still good. This is the information that I found to trouble shoot the charging system
Troubleshooting the Road Star Charging System | RoadStarMagazine.com
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I'm going to remove the stator cover tomorrow. New stator to be here on the 6th. Is there a good online store I could order a new gasket from?
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I'm going to remove the stator cover tomorrow. New stator to be here on the 6th. Is there a good online store I could order a new gasket from?
I found Motosport.com which sells OEM parts. They have exploded views of every part of the bike, so it's easy to find the part (stator gasket) you need. Also ordered a new OEM starter solenoid from them, solenoid cost a little over $60 with shipping cost. The cheap after market solenoids had too many bad reviews, but that's what you can expect for a part that only cost $6.00.
Because I have to drain the oil to install the stator I'm going to go ahead and do a complete oil change. What are some good oils to use beside Yamalube?
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Let's have a moment of silence for the passing of Al Jones's STATOR. It was raised a good stator. Raised to be a hard worker and even harder party-er. Well it did both at the same time to its own detriment.

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Let's have a moment of silence for the passing of Al Jones's STATOR. It was raised a good stator. Raised to be a hard worker and even harder party-er. Well it did both at the same time to its own detriment.

It died too young, It was just 18 years old. It's so sad that it did not live to enjoy this summer with me. RIP
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In the couple years Ive been on this forum I think you are the first person to change a stator on a Vstar. Some bikes are known for stator issues (like '70s goldwings) and its a full engine pull to replace them.

The truth about motor oil is the generic oil they sell at walmart: 10W40, with no additives (the bottom half of the SAE logo empty) meets all the requirements for your motorcycle and warranty.

If you are going to race the bike on the track, or beat the piss out of it, then get the most expensive synthetic oil you can find.

If you are somewhere in between and want the engine to last for 200,000 miles, long after the rest of the bike is totally worn out - get something in between.

But seriously: the bike requires 20W40 with the SF (I think) rating (check your owners manual) with no mileage enhancement additives (they will make your clutch slip).

The difference between car oil and motorcycle oil, is they leave the additives OUT of the "motorcycle oil" and then charge you $2 more per quart.

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In the couple years Ive been on this forum I think you are the first person to change a stator on a Vstar. Some bikes are known for stator issues (like '70s goldwings) and its a full engine pull to replace them.

The truth about motor oil is the generic oil they sell at walmart: 10W40, with no additives (the bottom half of the SAE logo empty) meets all the requirements for your motorcycle and warranty.

If you are going to race the bike on the track, or beat the piss out of it, then get the most expensive synthetic oil you can find.

If you are somewhere in between and want the engine to last for 200,000 miles, long after the rest of the bike is totally worn out - get something in between.

But seriously: the bike requires 10W40 with the SF (I think) rating (check your owners manual) with no mileage enhancement additives (they will make your clutch slip).

The difference between car oil and motorcycle oil, is they leave the additives OUT of the "motorcycle oil" and then charge you $2 more per quart.
Good to know about the oil, thanks. Service manual calls for SAE 20W40 SE. I just want oil that will do the job and not cause the clutch to slip, I ride pretty easy, no fast pull aways and I don't wind it tight before I shift. The reason I'm going to replace the stator is because when I tested the battery while the motor was running there was a steady drop of the voltage and when I increased the rpm the drop continued. I've replaced the old R/R because it had cracks on the backside that looks like some kind of epoxy. after that still no voltage going to the battery. The battery does not go down in voltage if the bike is left sitting for a week or so.Believe me I do not want to replace the stator, but at this point everything is pointing at it being the problem. While I'm at it I'm going to replace the starter solenoid with an OEM one. The one in it reads, made in Japan, guessing it's also a OEM. Main thing is just want to get the bike going so I can get some riding in before it's time to put it away again.
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