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Old 06-22-2011, 08:38 AM   #886
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Well, Nick found me a new stator in Italy, they are 250 euros, which is kind of rediculous, isnt it? I thought they were under 100 dollars back home?

its crazy money. But I havent priced a sporty stator before, only big twin one for my shovel. Anyhow, I need it, I hope the rotor is ok, they rarely get damaged, but I may get one just to be safe, if he can find one, his local shop didnt have one.
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:59 AM   #887
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Hey Doug, you could always strap a deep cycle battery to it. Don't ask me how I know
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:05 AM   #888
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I'm afraid deep cycle Batteries don't exactly fly from the shelves in Turkmenistan.

We put Tankuts problem on the Austrian AiA-Forum, and besides " all my Guzzis leak more than that" we got the adress of the BMW dealer in Uzbekistan and quite some valuable info; with some tools that a better car repair shop usually has, Tankut should be able to replace the oil losses.



250 is hefty indeed, but if he can bring it and take it through customs, a lot on postage and hussle is avoided
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:07 AM   #889
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Uzbek Warning

Doug, since you are not much more than a days ride away from Uzbekistan, you should take a read of this on the HUBB:

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...823#post340031

Seems the Uzbeks are cracking down on codeine phosphate ... illegal there but contained in many over the counter pills, including a lot of paracetemols. If they find even the tiniest traces in travellers medical kits, people are being detained in jail for up to 2 months.
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:05 AM   #890
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Doug - double check the ground on the new regulator

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on another note, the heat in the desert yesterday may have fried the stator on my alternator. Its more of a pain in the ass than anything. I'm hunting for a battery charger to take along, & contacted a couple guys who are heading this way soon, so see if someone can bring a new stator.
I got a bit of a charge yesterday at a shop, and it made it another 6 hours, & it will still start the bike, but its not charging. I brought a spare regulator, which made no difference when I tried it. And I bought an Ural battery as a backup.
and some jumper cables. but Im having to run without my lights.

hey, what sort of trip would it be without a few headaches?

(coulda picked a better place to happen tho!


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Hi Doug - extra important to double triple check the ground on the new regulator. Scrape all of the black paint away from the bolt holes, and make sure the bolts/washers go to ground. Same thing happened on my Buell and it was a bad ground after replacing what was truly a bad regulator. On Sporty's from the late ninety's to 2003, it is almost aways the regulator and not the stator or rotor. Could be wrong, but before you break the case .... Also remember if you do pull the stator, the nut has to go back on at about 200 ft lbs. (don't ask how I know....). Good Luck
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:27 AM   #891
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a second ground strap to the regulator has saved many from a short life.
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:07 PM   #892
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on another note, the heat in the desert yesterday may have fried the stator on my alternator. Its more of a pain in the ass than anything. I'm hunting for a battery charger to take along, & contacted a couple guys who are heading this way soon, so see if someone can bring a new stator.
I got a bit of a charge yesterday at a shop, and it made it another 6 hours, & it will still start the bike, but its not charging. I brought a spare regulator, which made no difference when I tried it. And I bought an Ural battery as a backup.
and some jumper cables. but Im having to run without my lights.

hey, what sort of trip would it be without a few headaches?

(coulda picked a better place to happen tho!

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Hi, Doug!
we, are familiar,
I have loaded to you Russian card in Zumo in Picasso in Moscow.

stator it is easy to fill anew.
Buy a soldering iron a wire and Antigravel in an aerosol.
For this purpose it is required only 2 hours.
If you do not want to make itself it in the market you will find the master which repairs the electrotool.
It will cost very little.
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:48 PM   #893
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Well, I've organized it finally: Nick from Italy is going to Hungary and will meet our friend Roland, who already ordered the stator and voltage regulator, so Nick will deliver them to Doug somewhere there...Uzbekistan I hope (possible Kirgistan). Cross your fingers, it is only a plan and connected guys.
He keeps moving though and tomorrow he must go out of this country - last chance!
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:41 PM   #894
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Crossing our fingers

Poly,

Sounds like a plan. Please keep us posted.

Doug, remember - absolutely ground the new regulator. Maybe a separate ground strap as previously described with a couple of starred washers digging in..If not, the cycle starts all over again with a burned out regulator/rectifier.

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Old 06-23-2011, 03:58 PM   #895
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Well, I've organized it finally: Nick from Italy is going to Hungary and will meet our friend Roland, who already ordered the stator and voltage regulator, so Nick will deliver them to Doug somewhere there...Uzbekistan I hope (possible Kirgistan). Cross your fingers, it is only a plan and connected guys.
He keeps moving though and tomorrow he must go out of this country - last chance!
Hi Poly, it's Alex from Bucharest. If it doesn't work out with the part in Italy, i can go tomorrow to the Harley dealer in Bucharest to see if they have it in stock.
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Old 06-24-2011, 03:59 AM   #896
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Also remember if you do pull the stator, the nut has to go back on at about 200 ft lbs. (don't ask how I know....). Good Luck
And the threads need to be coated with liquid (not the paste stuff) red Locktite. DAMHIK either...
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Old 06-24-2011, 06:11 AM   #897
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Take care and have fun !!! ...........anyway, amazing adventure!!
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:56 AM   #898
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Dang, Doug is flooring it
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:45 AM   #899
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The parts just arrive at Roland's house in Hungary! Now cross your fingers Nick from Italy to have a safe ride.
Our boy got stuck on the border after Turkmenistan, I hope it is just a cigarette time.
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Dang, Doug is flooring it
how do you "floor it" on a motorcycle?
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