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Old 07-26-2013, 06:40 AM   #17641
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Good luck! They certainly look nice, and certainly more affordable than fluidynes. I was in the market for extra radiators a while back and purchased the Chinese eBay ones on a whim. Beside a stupid tipover in my trailer bending one of them, they have have worked out very well. Enough so that I bought another pair.

Did they drop engine temperature over the stock ones?
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:08 AM   #17642
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Did they drop engine temperature over the stock ones?
Only when going through slow technical stuff. I haven't had a boil over since I installed them.
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:31 AM   #17643
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Hey Pat, here's a hint. I think everybody here already knows that you don't like me, maybe even hate. But I'm starting to wonder if you are kind of infatuated with me. I didn't realize you'd be thinking about me for so long. But by quoting me from six months ago, it really shows how much you care. But I have to be perfectly honest here....I'm not that relevant to the XR650R thread. No really, I'm not. As a matter of fact, I'm not relevant to other inmates here, either. So while you spend your emotional energy putting me on a pedestal and taking pot shots at me, the rest of the inmates here probably don't give a damn.

So here's an idea, how about you color yourself on down to the basement and join the I Hate Cpt. Ron Club Call it therapy, and I won't even charge you for it. Best deal you'll get, IMHO.


P.S. To put it back on topic (from 6-mos ago...), where are those stats on Ricky Stator versus Baja Design stator failures?
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:41 AM   #17644
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Over the last several months I've spoken with as many as I could find who makes ignition electronics. I spoke with the companies who make XR650R stators, or who appear to make stators more accurately, I've spoken with a couple of guys I know at companies that make car ignition stuff like MSD, and finally I spoke with several race mechanics I know and a friend who works at Delphi.

Ricky Stator gets their stuff from the cheapest source and it's cheaper because it is lower quality. How much lower quality? Depends because lower standards mean a wider range of expectations on performance. You might get the random best one or the worst. None of the stuff is tested so there isn't a range of specs like Consumer, Aviation, Military, Space.

An electrical engineer I know told me a lot about Boeing's problems outsourcing Dreamliner work to China because McDonnell Douglas management style has really taken over Boeing. He told me that on paper you can get the same quality from China/Vietnam but it rarely works out that way unless you are like Apple and Nikon and you buy in very large quantities with large margins and can afford to pay for extra bodies to manage quality. There was more about that but suffice to say the market for XR650R stator upgrades did not meet any of the thresholds.

Finally, to address this personal BS, there are different sorts of maintenance styles, as I have already mentioned. I've seen your's firsthand. To accurately reference your style after you inject yourself into this discussion seems fair. Perhaps you are confusing what I see as your chosen style with what I see as your competence mechanically. You've told anyone who will listen the story of your well worn out BMW purchase and its subsequent throttle cable sticking and your subsequent running into a building that wasn't moving. So why act like it is some taboo has been breached? When you told Shawn and I that story what did you think you were gonna get from it? We got from that story another clue as to how you maintain your stuff. And it sure as h*ll ain't the way either of us maintain our stuff. Is one way better than the other? Certainly. Moreso if you are a Corporate Pilot like Shawn. But that wasn't the point. The point was to answer the OP's question; that for some guys who ride where there is a long winter then the lower quality of a Ricky Stator is probably not an issue as the hours just don't add up like they do in a place where guys are riding year round. And the savings from Ricky over Honda isn't significant.

I'm not above getting personal but for the record I generally have no interest in offending proto alcoholics and narcissists who carry cast iron frying pans on rides to stage photo ops for ride reports and then wonder online why their solo week-long rides are hollow experiences (though my guess is the answer to that question is always - the company.) To repeat, under normal circumstances that is something I have zero interest in.

You stay classy too.

All I see here is a latent jealousy of another man's penis size. With no facts that were requested more than once. But there is some awesome heresay.
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:43 AM   #17645
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Only when going through slow technical stuff. I haven't had a boil over since I installed them.

The real test for me is if I can smash one and still ride home. I have seen oem rads take a serious smushing and still not leak. I am skeptical that the heavier duty units will be as durable once smashed just because of the physics of it all, but there is only one way to find out.
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:54 AM   #17646
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The real test for me is if I can smash one and still ride home. I have seen oem rads take a serious smushing and still not leak. I am skeptical that the heavier duty units will be as durable once smashed just because of the physics of it all, but there is only one way to find out.
Come to find out, my cheap Chinese ones had one ride on them (Virginia City Grand Prix), and then it fell over in my trailer. The left radiator hit my other wheel chock, putting one hell of a dent in it. That was a year and a half ago, and I've been riding it like that ever since. No leaks, no overheating. I have a spare, just haven't made the time to put it on, and in light of how it's working, I'm not too motivated to do so, either.
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:58 AM   #17647
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P.S. To put it back on topic (from 6-mos ago...), where are those stats on Ricky Stator versus Baja Design stator failures?
Sorry for feeeding the trolls, but;
My RS stator, which was purchased in 2005, is still working. no issues. I could do some testing and see what the actual output is, but I don't care. Maybe it is still working because we have winter? Of course it is, even though I still ride in the winter, and I probably ride more off-road in three summer months than bump does in a year, maybe two. Almost a daily rider, and while not a racer, I ride mostly race course and get paid to do so some of the time.

However, the heavy duty reg/rect that I got from RS does seem to be electrically dirty which creates issues, but I don't think RS is selling a Typanium product that is any different than the Tympanium products sold elsewhere.

I still have yet to find a use for bajadesigns anything.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:14 PM   #17648
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but there is only one way to find out.
I need a set, dual core instead of the OEM single - but I need to modify the RHS-one at the bottom to allow space for that humongous tank.
Do's a fave and send me a pic of yours? Then I can see if I'll be able to rework them, specifically the bottom-cup of the rh-rad.
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:03 PM   #17649
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I need a set, dual core instead of the OEM single - but I need to modify the RHS-one at the bottom to allow space for that humongous tank.
Do's a fave and send me a pic of yours? Then I can see if I'll be able to rework them, specifically the bottom-cup of the rh-rad.

I will do, but the problem is I only drop bikes on the left side. So my right side is still OEM. However, I can measure the thickness difference between the two, and any offset differences and hopefully that will give you an idea.

I was worried about clearing the left header, but it seems to have even more clearance than before. The old rad was likely tweaked long before it was crushed.
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:40 PM   #17650
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All I see here is a latent jealousy of another man's penis size. With no facts that were requested more than once. But there is some awesome heresay.
Yup, penis envy, put that thing away Ron
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:08 PM   #17651
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Captain Ron's other thread brought me here.

I have a ricky stator stator on my xrr. Other than the rubber boot thing worked great for the 09 baja 1000 I raced it in and is still going today.

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Old 07-26-2013, 08:51 PM   #17652
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Hope this is the right place to ask since we are talking stators. Can I install my RS stator and wait on the other electronics for a short time or do I have to do it all at once, lights, battery, relay, etc. (I want to ride before dealing with it all and want to insure it works) Thanks, and I must say I have only had excellent dealings with RS and think Mike is doing great with Rich's legacy.
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:21 PM   #17653
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On radiators

I used a set of these radiators made here in Aussie.

There 42mm thick compared to the stock 18mm units.

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Old 07-26-2013, 11:29 PM   #17654
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:35 PM   #17655
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