Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Corona De Tucson, AZ
I've rarely ever seen a stator fail on an 1100. The reg/rec is the issue 99% of the time. Usually the stator gets replaced because the guy working on the bike doesn't know how to properly test the electrical system. Then they end up replacing the reg/rec as well... which was the only problem in the first place.
As far as your real issue, the headlight is what it is. First things first. Did you verify that it was adjusted correctly? If that doesn't do it for you, just get an aftermarket headlight. They pretty much all use the same bulb as your bike is now, it's the lens that makes the difference. I can guarantee you you won't have a stator issue....or a reg/rec issue if it's the same bulb.
I run a headlight off a Harley ($40) with an Adure Black Dot lens and a standard H-4 bulb that I took from the stock headlight. It's worked fine for 15,000 miles....
Sick Mick* 2006 V Star 1100 Custom
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