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How long or how many miles do you get on a stator / regulator?
I know it has probably been discussed many times.
Mine is 15 years old. (1994 FLHR)It was replaced in 2ooo
I am going on a long road trip...A stator is tough to replace along the shoulder of the road...
Should I replace it or gamble it?
I think it has about 30K on it along with the 15 years.
Your answer is?
 

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Test the charging system... Why guess
 

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Open up the inspection cover on the primary and take a whiff, if it smells burnt I would think about replacing prior to your trip.
Otherwise follow misinlink's suggestion.
 

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Original rotor/stator on my '92 Dyna Glide with 70,000 miles. Making sure the voltage regulator connections are clean and tight along with a good battery helps life, IMO. I have replaced the voltage regulator 3 times.
 

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76K+ on my '04 Road King. Replaced the V.Reg a little over a year ago and have a high quality battery less than a year ago. Charging specs test out perfect.

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The charging system is fine.
I jst do not want a break dwn....
 

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The charging system is fine.
I jst do not want a break dwn....
One of the problems with Evo stator problems is the voltage regulator connection at the front of the inner primary. They have a tendency to get loose as the rubber hardens with age. There were many small clips sold to hold the connector tight. I shaved about 1/16" off the top of the case plug so the VR connector could go in further.


harley evo voltage reg. stator retainer | eBay
 

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you cant out fix problems- you fix the stator for no real reason i guarantee something else will break-murphys law
 

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One of the problems with Evo stator problems is the voltage regulator connection at the front of the inner primary. They have a tendency to get loose as the rubber hardens with age. There were many small clips sold to hold the connector tight. I shaved about 1/16" off the top of the case plug so the VR connector could go in further.


harley evo voltage reg. stator retainer | eBay
:thumb Ran an earlier Evo version of one on my Shovel. After the plug had already worked itself loose and the regulator actually went up in flames. :(
 

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After much constipation and consternation I am going to replace it .
I can fix a lot of crap on the road even a stator, BUT i dont want to...
 

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If you're doing it preventatively, replace the v/reg. too. I recommend checking out Cycle Electrics products. IMO, they are more robust than OE. And double-check your battery cable connections on both ends.

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Yes, I am going to do that.
But thanx for a reminder .
I HATE being bent over in the dirt working on a bike..in the hot sun..traffic going past...
A busted stator could ruin a day...
 

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After much constipation and consternation I am going to replace it .
I can fix a lot of crap on the road even a stator, BUT i dont want to...

Interesting... You carry everything to do this job on the side of the road?
 

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Probably..Maybe i would have to buy a whatsit fuzzit....
They are not that hard to do up on a stand...sucks beside the road.
I can only imagine it quitting on a trip, and going to a bike shop!
I bet it would be 3 or 4 days wait and 5 to 600 bucks.
If i had to buy a tool it would be cheaper ....then waiting .
 

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Interesting... You carry everything to do this job on the side of the road?
I want to see what he breaks the compensator nut loose with that he can carry on a bike!

My '95 EVO went thru them about every 30k. My '97 EVO wiht a new off-the-shelf motor has 40k and is still putting out great (knock on wood).
 

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You do not think a 2 foot breaker bar will do it, with a 2 foot piece of pipe?
i will let you know- I am going to do it out here in my solar shop .( no roof)But has a lift.
I do have a big air compressor, and a one inch gun,
but I do not like banging on the rod and main bearings that much.
I promise you the truthful results.
IF i did not do this B4 the trip I was going to carry the pipe strapped to one frame dwn tube
and the pipe on the other.
 

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Again... You stated carry and roadside! Gaskets, fluid, tools would take space... Never mind 2' of pipe and a 2' breaker bar. Do you have extended saddle bags???
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Primary gakt afaik is reusable..and if not would get another one...Like I said- i dont want to have to change it on the road, I am out the door to do it right now.
If you want to contest if it can be done on the side of the road, i have done far worse or better...depends how you look at it.
 
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