POLL: stator / alternator failure on F800GS/F650GS twins please vote!

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by JRWooden, May 6, 2012.

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Please vote your situation & mileage AT FAILURE or multiple failures

Poll closed Dec 25, 2015.
  1. NO failure - current mileage 0 - 20K miles

    47.6%
  2. NO failure - current mileage 20K - 40K miles

    21.7%
  3. NO failure - current mileage 40K - 60K miles

    4.9%
  4. NO failure - current mileage 60K+ miles

    0.2%
  5. YES - one failure at: 0 - 20K miles

    2.6%
  6. YES - one failure at: 20K - 40K miles

    12.4%
  7. YES one failure at: 40K - 60K miles

    6.7%
  8. YES one failure at: 60K+ miles

    1.5%
  9. MULTIPLE FAILURES

    2.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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    This thread has some good troubleshooting information in it.
    It likely is your stator, but best to pin things down before you start spending money.
    If you or a friend are handy with a VOM meter it's easy to chase down.

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/stra...red-transit-visa-stator-or-regulator.1401970/
  2. Paulie M

    Paulie M Been here awhile

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    So reading through this thread, my paranoia is running ramped. I have a 2011 F8 with about 24K Km, and thinking it is only a matter of time before the stator packs it in. Winter here is fast approaching and I will be doing some basic maintenance over the winter. should I add this to the list, or should I just have the parts at the ready. Either way, from what I have been reading, I have been getting some mixed signals as which is the best replacement stator and R/R

    Can someone with sound knowledge chime in?
  3. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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    24K Km is not so many miles ... but ... it's of course hard to predict.

    AT THE VERY LEAST I would install some type of voltage monitoring device so that you will have some warning.
    Generally the units do not fail completely you will loose only part of your charging capacity and can limp home...unless you are on a long trip...
    (kill all elec. accessories and pull the bulb out of your headlight if needed)

    Here's what I did for monitor: https://f800riders.org/forum/showth...g-Battery-Voltage-Monitor-amp-amp-GPS-adapter

    If you're replacing parts:
    For stator I'd go with Electrosport
    For regulator I'm not sure what I'd do now as the one I used from Jack at http://roadstercycle.com/index.htm
    the Cycle Electric CE 605 SB may not be available. Send Jack an e-mail see what he's got ... he's "familiar" with our issues :doh
  4. dpike

    dpike BeeKeeper Supporter

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    Might not be a bad idea to start keeping an eye open for a vented flywheel on eBay, sometimes you can find them listed fairly cheap. My charging system fried at around 12k miles.
  5. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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    @dpike
    I really don't wanna ... :2cry
    I read the manual and it seemed a little convoluted ....

    but you're probably right................................