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Old 02-22-2013, 07:10 PM   #736
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I got my Ricks Stator today in the mail. It looks identical to the one posted on the last page (it's smaller than I expected). I'm going to install it this weekend.

Is there a way to measure the wattage output of the stator? If so, I'll do a before and after measurement. The stock stator is still in the bike..
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:36 PM   #737
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I got my Ricks Stator today in the mail. It looks identical to the one posted on the last page (it's smaller than I expected). I'm going to install it this weekend.

Is there a way to measure the wattage output of the stator? If so, I'll do a before and after measurement. The stock stator is still in the bike..
You would need to put on a load to do that, as it is energy dissipated.
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:41 AM   #738
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I got my Ricks Stator today in the mail. It looks identical to the one posted on the last page (it's smaller than I expected). I'm going to install it this weekend.
Interesting... very interesting.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:12 AM   #739
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You would need to put on a load to do that, as it is energy dissipated.
This is an example one old-school tool for that purpose:

http://www.harborfreight.com/500-amp...ter-91129.html

The knob on the front lets you apply a variable load to the system, and allows you to make a graph of current vs. voltage. If you hold all other variables constant (engine RPM, other electrical system loads, etc) I would think it should be more than accurate enough to tell the difference between a 400W output and a 200W output....
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:22 AM   #740
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This is an example one old-school tool for that purpose:

http://www.harborfreight.com/500-amp...ter-91129.html

The knob on the front lets you apply a variable load to the system, and allows you to make a graph of current vs. voltage. If you hold all other variables constant (engine RPM, other electrical system loads, etc) I would think it should be more than accurate enough to tell the difference between a 400W output and a 200W output....
Yeppers.... I Just dont think it is a necessity, to measure wattage, as you can clearly do the testing on each leg, to see of the stator is functioning fine.
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:50 PM   #741
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Yeppers.... I Just dont think it is a necessity, to measure wattage, as you can clearly do the testing on each leg, to see of the stator is functioning fine.
Yeah............ could be overkill

I thought he was trying to actually measure max-wattage output of new narrower stator vs. OEM..
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:54 PM   #742
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You could also "borrow" the column oil heater while the other half is not watching and use the element in it to act as a load for testing, would suggest you reassemble and return it to the lounge room before anyone notices it missing though
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:58 PM   #743
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:02 PM   #744
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The planets aligned today so I started putting Stephanie's stator back in the bike.

Warning! This rotor has a razor blade sharp surface which gets the tip of your finger if you try to wipe the muck out of the rotor and your finger touches the surface.



But the stator went in well. I managed to pull the old wiring out of the rubber bung which seals the case, and put the new cables through the original holes so the join I made to the original wire is up near the connector itself, meaning most of the wire is now a larger gauge, and newer.

The holes in the bung are angled, so if you take that into account, it makes it easier to put the new cables in.



The Haynes manual said the screws needed to be tightened in this order.

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Old 02-25-2013, 06:57 PM   #745
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excellent...
does anybody know why the "pocket" in the cover between #1 and #6 in the diagram is there?
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:14 PM   #746
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excellent...
does anybody know why the "pocket" in the cover between #1 and #6 in the diagram is there?
Looks like a vent into the side cover to me. Perhaps to help equalize crankcase pressure?
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:52 PM   #747
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Looks like a vent into the side cover to me. Perhaps to help equalize crankcase pressure?
Could be... are there vent passages in/out of that pocket on the cover side?

I'm sure it was done with purpose, but I just can't figure out what the purpose is.............
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:16 PM   #748
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excellent...
does anybody know why the "pocket" in the cover between #1 and #6 in the diagram is there?
Shhhh! It's where all the money goes to hide!
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:06 AM   #749
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Shhhh! It's where all the money goes to hide!
I think I can get a stack of dimes in there .......
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I think I can get a stack of dimes in there .......
I suggest you collect those dimes. You're sure to need them eventually.


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