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Old 10-15-2004, 11:21 PM   #1
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LC4 stator upgrade?

So a couple of weeks ago I got to thinkin that I needed a bit more light than the ole 640 was putting out. Being the cheap bastard that I am, I picked upa set of cheapo halogen spots and mounted them up next to my headlamp on the mask. Worked pretty well, not that great but more illumination to the roadsides so I can see the forest rats (deer) before they try to pounce and end my ride. I also have a tendency to ride around with my high and low beam on at the same time.

I commuted to work and back like this for a few days until I discharged the batt enough to not quite crank the starter quick enough to light it up. I charged the batt. wondering if I had lost a reg/rect as I had on my vfr, buell... pretty much every bike I've owned, I've had to replace the damn reg at least once. (BTW, the vfr and ktm regs look eerily similar) Anyway when I got to thinkin I realized I had no idea how much wattage the stator was capable of. Turns out it's only 200 at 5k rpm. Uh oh, I don't even have my vest hooked up yet.

My question is, does anyone know of a manufacturer that makes a beefed up stator for these beasts that is capable of higher wattage? I know Baja Designs rewinds stators but I din't see the 640 on the list. Any ideas?
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Old 10-16-2004, 08:19 AM   #2
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I too would like to get a high output stator for my 2002 KTM LC4 640 Adventurer....so I could run my aug lights, heated grips and vest w/o having my battery die.....

I dont know of any avail.....

If anyone has any helpful replys....I/we would greatly appreciate them....

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Old 10-16-2004, 11:46 AM   #3
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I bought a high output stator from these guys http://www.electrexusa.com/04_Dualsport_Start.html
for my Xl600 and was very impressed with their product and service. They list some stuff for KTMs- I would give them a call and see if they can set up a powerful enough system to do what you need. I purchased their high output unit for my bike not because I needed more juice but because in the Honda there is an ignition loop built into the stator to power the ignition and mine had failed- Honda didn't have a replacement in stock and wanted $600 for it! The Electrex unit was a bolt-in (I had to add a higher capacity voltage regulator) and doubled the output for around $200 all told- and they spent a lot of time with me on the phone helping me troubleshoot and walking me through the installation.
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Old 10-17-2004, 07:59 AM   #4
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Flanny had some mods I can't seem to find to link you to but he ended up getting enough out of his to power the vest, grips, gps and a host of other goodies as I recal.
It seems it was a simple "connect this wire to this field trick" But I don't remember right now.
Try KTMTalk.com for more info.
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Old 10-17-2004, 09:19 AM   #5
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i for one could use heated vest and grips
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Old 10-17-2004, 11:05 AM   #6
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i for one could use heated vest and grips
I just got a Gerbing vest....
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Old 10-17-2004, 11:06 AM   #7
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I just got a Gerbing vest....
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Old 10-17-2004, 01:12 PM   #8
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Wuss.
if you rode here rather than the balmy (but fuckin wet) uk you wouldn't be saying that. you ever ride in -40 degrees?
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Old 10-17-2004, 02:07 PM   #9
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Old 10-17-2004, 02:28 PM   #10
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Yes... but a warm and cozy wuss.
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Old 10-18-2004, 01:25 AM   #11
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if you rode here rather than the balmy (but fuckin wet) uk you wouldn't be saying that. you ever ride in -40 degrees?
Like you would notice, blubber boy. I spend half my year in Iceland, the secret is layers of clothing, heated vests are for old women.
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Old 10-18-2004, 05:59 AM   #12
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Maybe its time for some HID lights which use much less current... probably about the same cost, but the light will be better too.
Its funny how many KTM Adventure riders I see that also have VFR's. Me included. I wonder what the connection is ... the fact they are do everything motorcycles ?
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Old 10-18-2004, 08:43 AM   #13
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Maybe its time for some HID lights which use much less current... probably about the same cost, but the light will be better too.
Its funny how many KTM Adventure riders I see that also have VFR's. Me included. I wonder what the connection is ... the fact they are do everything motorcycles ?
Yeah, I'd noticed that too. I used to have one, and there's quite a few more that have gone down the same road.
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Old 10-18-2004, 08:50 AM   #14
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Like you would notice, blubber boy. I spend half my year in Iceland, the secret is layers of clothing, heated vests are for old women.
Layers of clothing!!! Who knew?
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Old 10-18-2004, 10:10 AM   #15
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Layers of clothing!!! Who knew?
I like the feeling of silk next to my skin when I'm riding.

Now what was this about motorcycles?
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