LC4 stator upgrade?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by RedWarrior, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. RedWarrior

    RedWarrior dumbfounded dipshit

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    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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  2. daotoys1

    daotoys1 Long timer

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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....

    'thanks :thumb :nod
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  3. Tim McKittrick

    Tim McKittrick Long timer

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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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  4. dagwood

    dagwood Banned

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    Paging Flanny....Flanny to the white curtisy phone :ear
    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. :nod
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  5. Loadedagain

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    i for one could use heated vest and grips :D
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  6. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    I just got a Gerbing vest.... :rofl
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  7. Buckster

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    Wuss.
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  8. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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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? :ear
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  9. dirtrider

    dirtrider Dusty Adventurer

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    I have!
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  10. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    Yes... but a warm and cozy wuss. :nod
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  11. Buckster

    Buckster Banned

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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.
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  12. gybeman

    gybeman Been here awhile

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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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  13. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    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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  14. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    Layers of clothing!!! Who knew? :eek1 :lol3
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  15. Buckster

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    I like the feeling of silk next to my skin when I'm riding.

    Now what was this about motorcycles?
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  16. Loadedagain

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    anyone find a stator yet?
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  17. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    :cry :cry :cry :dunno
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  18. Jeff620RXC

    Jeff620RXC Been here awhile

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  19. Mack

    Mack Gone, but never forgotten. RIP, Mack...

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    Ditto on the HID's and reduced wattage needs with increased illumination.

    Ditto on the VFR, still have my 800. If you could only get the VFR from the factory with WP suspension! Showa :puke1
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  20. weed099

    weed099 Been here awhile

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    I have Piaa 002x lights on my lc4, & have often run a heated vest in the winter with no problem. The lights draw about 70w between the 2 of them and the vest I think is 30-40w. I haven't had a problem with 20k miles on her. I have just recently added the HID kit this fall, so I'm even less concerned about it. I searched about a year ago for any stator upgrades or rewinds and was told there is not room to do a rewind. I have a quick hook-up for a battery tender, so I can keep it charged if it sits for any length of time. You should see the accessory wires I have coming form my battery (BIG HID wires, battery tender, Widder vest, PIAA lights, powerlet outlet), its nuts, the bolts are almost too short to hold them all down. I need a better way of wiring in accessories, especially when I add a 950 to the line-up. It will get heated grips, bigger lights, more power outlets.
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