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Old 07-13-2008, 12:04 AM   #1
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Back Ordered Stator - Advice or Spare?

So my bike quit charging and the shop diagnosed it as a bad stator. The really bad part is that the stator is backordered until the end of August and I've been planning on leaving for a cross country trip with my girl friend in less than two weeks. I've just ordered panniers and new tires and now it all seems up in the air.

Munn is looking for a stator for me but isn't hopeful. If anyone has a spare they can spare or knows of a place that has rewound a 950 stator please share some knowledge.

Many thanks in advance.

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Old 07-13-2008, 05:55 AM   #2
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Baja Designs or Trail Tech maybe?

* neither of their sites list anything but I'd still give them a call if you haven't.
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Old 07-13-2008, 08:54 AM   #3
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Check with KTMtwins or their sister shop Scuderia west in S.F. Ca.
They sell more KTM twins than anyone else in the US. Scuderia West's phone # is(415) 621-7223. Good Luck brother!
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Old 07-13-2008, 01:40 PM   #4
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If its really urgent, give this guys a call: http://ktm-sommer.de/
Ask them to "ups" it to you, it could be a bit expensive but, as i said if it is urgent....
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Old 07-13-2008, 01:44 PM   #5
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Thanks, I'll check these options out tomorrow.

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Old 07-13-2008, 01:52 PM   #6
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Could you pull it out and inspect it? It could just be a broken/shorted wire that's easy to repair?
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Old 07-13-2008, 04:55 PM   #7
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There is nothing magic about the 950's stator. If it is something as simple as a short on one of the phases, a good motor shop should be able to rewind it.

You could even do it yourself if you have some time to learn how and are moderately confident with mechanical stuff. The F650GS forum (not ADVRIDER) has the best write-up I've found on the subject.

If there is physical damage, then you are probably screwed unless you can find a stator somewhere at a KTM dealer.
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:31 PM   #8
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There is nothing magic about the 950's stator. If it is something as simple as a short on one of the phases, a good motor shop should be able to rewind it
I was sorta thinking that myself but searching the subject here I found that no one has successfully had one rewound. I guess because it's in an oil bath? I don't know why that would make a difference and I'm with you: it should be a simple affair to have it rewound since it's just a matter of the correct wire and the right number of turns. Still I haven't done one yet and don't want to start now so I was hoping that someone knew a person who had done one since that would make it easier.

Tomorrow I'm taking the bike to a track day and I'll just keep it on a charger between sessions but that won't work on the way to Portland.
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:33 AM   #9
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No Rewind options

So Baja and Trail Tech can't rewind the stator - they do it on a machine that is specialized to the bikes they build them for. I asked if it could be done by hand and they said no because you couldn't get it tight enough. Hmm. I might look around some more but it seems no one has ever had one rewound so maybe there's a reason. Munn can't find one after looking for two days and I'll try the CA shops once they wake up.

Any other suggestions? I've emailed Sommer but haven't heard from them yet.
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:26 AM   #10
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Matto Cycles maybe.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:06 AM   #11
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Sommer had one - well, they said it was in stock in the EU and they'd have it in two days and could ship to me. Expensive but then it's a matter of having a bike to ride or not. I guess I'll take ride. Now I hope the oil pressure switch is in stock as that seems to be failing...

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Old 07-15-2008, 10:11 AM   #12
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:14 AM   #13
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Please call our tech support department at 760.560.2252 to discuss the rewind specifics/options for your bike before sending in your stator.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:42 AM   #14
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Baja can't and Ricky's asked for a photo of the stator and will get back to me. They might be able to so I might take one for the team and get a rewind to see.
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Old 07-15-2008, 04:45 PM   #15
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does it have the white or brown connector? Idea of which phase is damaged (there are three)? Easy to check with a meter, either Digital or Analog. the reason I ask is that it might not need to be rewound, it might be a poor connection/solder joint or a bad wire in the loom coming from the stator itself.
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