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Old 09-30-2011, 03:08 AM   #39
LukasM
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Joined: Nov 2006
Location: On a RTW ride - currently Central Asia
Oddometer: 5,330
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Originally Posted by johngil View Post
Dead stator at 18,000 or so for me.
Definitely a weak point on these bikes. Life expectancy seems to be around 50,000 miles or even significantly less in quite a few cases. Try to get them to take a few pictures to see if it's just a nicked wire or if the whole thing is burned out and black like Finn's.

I think the possible solutions would be weaker magnets, higher quality wires and epoxy insulation, or a series regulator. The last one would be the nicest as you wouldn't reduce the electrical power output.
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