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Any 6.5 gen VFR without a RR or Stator Failure? Mileage?

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Hi just wondering how many 6.5 gen VFRs have not had a RR or Stator failure and what mileage are you at.

I have an 07 VFR 28,000kms - no RR or stator failure. Battery always kept on tender.

Thxs everyone

Motorcycle show next week.

Hoping to pick up a set of Road 5s for the VFR.

Take care.

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2009 approx 47000kms, I  haven't had either go yet. 

What mc show? Any interesting pre-announcements? 

Happy new years eve and all the best for the new year ,  stay safe everybody 

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Are you referring to 5th and 6th generations? If not, what is a 6.5 generation?

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I have a '06 that I've owned from new, I had to put a new battery on it in 2016, but nothing before or since, when I go touring I do have a new r/r in my top box as it's easy to fit, 17500 miles on clock

 

Steve

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6.5G failures start to occur between 30-40kmi usually.

I'd always suggest a series regulator like the SH847 on any VFR800 prior to gen 8, and to bypass the stock wiring when installing it. It may lengthen stator life.

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I fixed a 2007 with 14.5K and stator dead.....  

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On 12/30/2018 at 4:53 PM, mello dude said:

I fixed a 2007 with 14.5K and stator dead.....  

 

Both the R/R and the stator. Man, that stator was toast!

 

2007 VFR800 Stator.jpg

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Stator at 14,000 kilometers .

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My '08's stator looked like the one pictured above at 18,000 miles.  I was still getting 14.6v at the battery,  but I was glad I replaced it. 

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6 hours ago, HighwayStar2009 said:

'09 with 25,000 miles, no issues, keep battery on charger.

Are these stator issues due to low battery power causing high resistance?

 

A battery down on capacity probably wouldn't help. It seems to be a proven fact that stators generally destroy themselves shorting to ground, by a lack of cooling oil flow over a particular section of the winding,  ( they always seem to fail in the same section of the winding, where least oil flows) and an inefficient R/R.

Both of these issues have been addressed with the 8gen, it has an oil sprayer over the stator and a very efficient microprocessor controlled R/R. as far as I'm aware, there have been no reports of burnt out stators on the 8gen, mine has now done 62,000kms and I dare say others have done many more than mine without stator issues.

I've also replaced two burnt out shorted stators on 6gens but had no R/R failures. 

Cheers.:beer:

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I wonder if the area that is burnt and shorts out is the particular part of the stator that has the most voltage shunted back

to the windings. Perhaps that, and the lack of cooling oil, may explain why it is usually in the same area.

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