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Well I have decided to replace the stator on my 06 10r. I have been chasing an electrical bug for a while now and after reading pages of other 06-07 having to replace the stator, I decided to go ahead and do it. Anyways, I just pulled the stator cover off and took a look at the stator. It seems to look OK but I don't really know what I am looking for. Some of the coils are darker than others :dontknow: . I have a couple questions for others who have done this mod.

1. After I remove the cover and take out the four bolts holding the stator, how do I seperate the wire connection from the stator to the bike? It apears that I can disconnect the wire where it meets the motor casing but I don't want to start pulling on this thing if I'm wrong. When looking at the bottom side of the stator, I don't see any way to disconnect it.

2. Should I use lock-tight on all the bolts when I put her back together?
3. There is some kind of lubrication in there, is it just engine oil? Do i need to do any special lubrication when installing new stator?
4. Should I replace the gasket? I was carefull with it and it seems pretty solid still.

Thanks for any help guys. I am trying to save some money by doing this myself.
 

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the plug for the stator is just out of sight. tug on it and see if you can pull it out, otherwise you might have to take the seat/tank off. you should be able to see the plug if you are tracing the wires into the bike.

2 use blue lolcktite. red one will be a bitch to get out.
3 just engine oil
4 i would reuse the gasket. not a big deal, make sure it doesnt leak afterwards.

before changing the stator i would make sure its bad. it usually is or it isn't. some of the coils may look darker than others. use the ohm-meter to check the resistances of 3 coils (i dont know the values of top of my head/its in the manual).
 

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thanks for the quick reply. I just tracked down the shop manual for the bike. It basically said everything you did. Manual doesn't say to use locktight but I think I will anyways. I also was reading that the connection between the stator cover and the motor case will disconnect and just use a cilicone when replacing the new one. After reading that and getting your advice I feel pretty confident with replacing it.

As for testing it, I don't have a multimeter to do the testing. I know what you saying right now... this guy is going to buy a new stator but can't spring for a new multimeter, what is he thinking.... I have already replaced the battery twice and replaced the regulator/rectifier. If the stator is not the problem I guess I made a $$$ mistake. I figure at this point it can't hurt to replace it considering how many other people are having stator problems with their 2nd gens.
 
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