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Old 02-15-2013, 02:36 PM   #680
JRWooden
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Joined: Jul 2008
Location: The great state of confusion
Oddometer: 4,116
Reaver Reaver Reaver ....

I don't think you're drinking enough...........

Ok seriously ....
at some point in the bike's "life" ...
some amount of oil must be getting in there unless the deposits we are seeing on the stator are not oil-related ... or unless they are caused by just some oil "mist" or some such crap ... I don't know
For the sake of argument let's say that when the bike is canted over in a hard right turn that the oil level come up above the "top" of the inside lip (counterbore) of the flywheel.... what happens?

Adding resistance in the 3 wires coming from the stator - Joel was using small amount of resistance 0.1 - 0.2 ohm as I recall...

This reduces current through the stator instead of letting the R/R "short-circuit" it to ground and limit current only as result of other limitations .... heat in the stator being proportional to I^2 ... (eye-squared) seems this would help ... at least to me ... basically it turns the 400W stator into a ~320W stator based on some rough calculations I did.......

Sure wish the new design had come out while my bike was still under warranty............

PS: Indy is sending me a flywheel... guess who's gonna find out
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