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View Results: Please vote your situation & mileage AT FAILURE or multiple failures
NO failure - current mileage 0 - 20K miles 200 46.62%
NO failure - current mileage 20K - 40K miles 97 22.61%
NO failure - current mileage 40K - 60K miles 23 5.36%
NO failure - current mileage 60K+ miles 1 0.23%
YES - one failure at: 0 - 20K miles 12 2.80%
YES - one failure at: 20K - 40K miles 54 12.59%
YES one failure at: 40K - 60K miles 24 5.59%
YES one failure at: 60K+ miles 7 1.63%
Voters: 429. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-06-2012, 07:24 AM   #1
JRWooden OP
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POLL: stator / alternator failure on F800GS/F650GS twins please vote!

It seems there have been many stator failures in the F800GS & F650GS twins due to overheating.
The stator runs in a very confined space with no provisions for air or oil cooling.
BMW has recently released a redesigned flywheel which will likely remedy the problem.
You can read all about it here:
Post #399 has pictures of the new and old parts ...
Unfortunately, for those of us that are out of warranty, the new "generator set" is ~$900 USD.

The purpose of this POLL thread is two-fold:

1) Capture failure data vs. mileage (please vote even if you have NOT had a failure)
So as to determine the extent of this problem, and at what mileage failure is likely...

2) To PLEAD WITH ALL USA OWNERS that have experienced a failure to file a complaint with the US Government, regarding the issue esp. if you experiences surging or stalling (I would expect stalling) during the failure incident. (See post #420 of the above thread for details). This may help get resolution for the issue.
File a complaint(s) here:

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