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Old 08-09-2012, 10:44 AM   #44
Bobo1167
On a different frequency
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: Auburn, WA
Oddometer: 269
One more thought and I'll stop

I had a lot of time to think about why I got 60K + miles from my stator, which I'm told is a long time.

I live near Seattle, we have better natural cooling than many other places. I don't think I had the bike in 100F prior to the trip when the stator failed. I did drive to alaska last year, many hours of the biggest load i could create (heated vest, grips, high beam, radio, gps). And there have been many times with a similar load over the years (not for most of a day though). But mostly I travel in cooler climes. Nothing else makes any sense, except dumb luck.

JR can you add a home latitude to the poll? I wonder how many early failures are below 40, or how many high mileage successes are above 50? Maybe this is why BMW didn't find it early on, too much testing in northern Europe?

bobo
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