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Old 02-15-2013, 01:18 PM   #675
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Originally Posted by JRWooden View Post
How high up in the side cover does the oil level come when the bike is running and on level ground...
Compared to the height of the stator ... I would think the oil level would not come up high enough to even partly submerge the stator ... but would have to hold the dip stick up to the side of the bike and "draw" the level lnie around the crankcase to be sure .... Anybody know off hand?
With the bike running the oil level would be next to nothing. Remember also that the stator is surrounded by the rotor, which rotates? So any oil would be flung centrifugally (today's word) all over the hot stator, which just screams as anyone would in that situation. The only time the oil level would possibly submerge it is when the bike is hot, upright and off. Further theorizing necessary on your part. I'm more of a criticizer.


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Originally Posted by JRWooden View Post
Before he shoved off to work for the competition Joel had made a "stator detunning" modification that he guessed would shave ~100W off the output of the stator ... which would still leave adequate output for use w/o heated clothing and would sure keep stator cooler ... but I don't think we'll ever find out how well that worked out
Huh? That's just silly. Might as well unplug an injector to save gas while you're at it.
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