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5th gen needs new reg/rectifier.


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How many miles on your stator?  It's definitely had it. Costom  Rewind in Alabama  has done stators for a number of members,  including mine.  I'm told the service is now $140 plus shipping. I found that a USPS priority mail box was just large enough.  You can request any type of connector you wish on the wire, no connector or additional wire length as you wish. 

 

One thing I found that makes removal / replacement easier is to get two or 3 long (3"or so) bolts that will thread in to the engine case in place of the OEM bolts. I can't recall if they're M5 or M6. Prep them by cutting the heads off and chamfer the ends with a file.  When pulling it off or replacing, they will keep the cover centered - the magnets are strong and you'll have to fight that to keep it centered - the headless bolts make that a snap. Once the cover is seated again just back the guide bolts out.  Don't forget the dowels - there are 2. They can make it a pain - you don't want to forget them on reassembly.  If you pry on it for removal,  do so gently and work your way around the entire cover so it does not bind on the dowels. 

 

Also,  when removing the bolts from the stator itself, a 2nd set of hands is helpful to hold it while breaking the bolts loose.

 

Best with it.

 

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Thanks Cogs.  My '99 has 61,000 miles on her and I think the stator is original equipment.  I've been nursing the charging system for some time.   Love the guide bolt idea, thanks.

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No time like the present when dealing with charging problems.  I've seen worse in here before but looks don't mean much.

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A close look at the wiring of the two poles at 3 o'clock position, insulation looks bad. But yes, have also seen a lot worse.

 

Another tip - When fitting the new cover gasket, mount it on the engine side first. Saves gasket damage if the cover slips out of your hand with the strong magnetic force!

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