Stator plug replacment done right

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Stator plug replacment done right

Post #1 by technojock » Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:17 pm

I replaced the stator plug on my wing and documented the process on the following page.

http://www.oregonmotorcycleparts.com/GWstatorplug.html

I will be adding more info on cleaning, repairing and replacing connections as I get to it.

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Post #2 by Whiskerfish » Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:41 pm

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Post #3 by Cookie » Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:51 pm

Yep,

That should pass the concours inspection but mine won't.
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Post #4 by technojock » Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:50 pm

Cookie wrote:Yep,

That should pass the concours inspection but mine won't.


Maybe the plug will but not the rest of the bike. It's a 1975 with a GL1100 engine of unknown year in it.

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Post #5 by Cookie » Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:32 pm

Mine looks like an old bus mechanic worked on it, that isn't corrosion, it's patina.
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Post #6 by technojock » Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:14 am

I bought a 79 Yamaha 1100 that was like that. The wiring harness was so butchered I was only able to use it for parts but that was back before I was able to get new connectors.

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Post #7 by Cookie » Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:45 pm

The one on the yellow bike mostly cleaned up with a few replacement sections. On my red bike there is not much hope for the stock harness, which is fine since I intend to modify it.
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Post #8 by technojock » Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:01 pm

Let me know it you have any problems with it. I make repair harness sections on custom order. Like with the plug cleaning and repair, I've been meaning to do a page on this for a long time...

BTW, I replaced the rectifier plug and added it to the bottom of the page with the stator plug. Later on I will do a page showing the repair of a few different plugs. I think I'm done documenting the replacement of plugs for a while.

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Post #9 by mooseheadm5 » Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:36 pm

I guess you did not know the "old bus mechanic" Cookie was referring to is none other than Cookie himself :-D .
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Post #10 by Cookie » Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:10 pm

Yep, they are a bit simpler to wire than a Greyhound or train.
I like wiring a lot better than most of the other tasks. I've got to pull the oil pan off my Chang soon which should involve oil falling in my face. I'm not looking forward to that at all but better to cure leaks before the riding season.
I probably should pull one jug too as I have a small leak there also.
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Post #11 by technojock » Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:52 pm

Cookie, are you the guy that contacted me about making parts for a Chang Jiang? It's an interesting beast but I never did get the info from the dealer that was supposed to help with the project.

I imagine that wiring a truck or bus wouldn't be any easier that on a bike. Sure the wires are larger but you don't have to stand on your head to get to the weird places on a bike. One reason I never liked working on cars and trucks is all the crawling around underneath always turned me off.

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Post #12 by Cookie » Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:45 am

It might have been possible Tony that I contacted you about Chang parts but I don't recall it just now. What was the part? There was somebody in the Pacific NW that offered to make me fork bushings last year but I got a set in Denver.
It was actually a Chang guy named Dan who sent me to this site when I said that I was thinking of making an early Goldwing sidecar tug.
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Post #13 by technojock » Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:57 am

That wouldn't have been me. I only make charging system parts right now but I'm working on branching out into electronic ignition modules.

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Post #14 by Cookie » Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:06 pm

Why do you think there is so much for stator problems on these? Is it just the corrosion on the connectors or too small a unit for the load?
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Post #15 by technojock » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:14 pm

Cookie wrote:Why do you think there is so much for stator problems on these? Is it just the corrosion on the connectors or too small a unit for the load?


It's hard to say. I do know that a stator has more internal heat when the connector is corroded but I don't know of a 4 cylinder wing that hasn't corroded the connectors...

Other bikes will knock out a stator from time to time with good connections so it could just be that we are seeing the normal failure rate.

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