|Posted on Friday, October 22, 2010 - 03:36 pm: ||
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2010 5:26 PM
Subject: RE: stator
According to our best inside sources at H-D, although many stators have failed due to damage incurred by running hot prior to the update, they have found no actual failures on new stators that have spent their life with the new wiring harness update.
They have gotten many back from dealers that were replaced for customers yet have no actual problem. Perhaps there are some that have failed and were not sent back to H-D, but none that have been returned are bad. The belief at H-D is that dealers and customers do not understand the way the update works. So I was told they are going to release a detailed bulletin to dealers explaining how the update works and what not to worry about.
Basically there are many times when the battery warning light comes on just warning of a pending situation not a problem, and there is a low RPM area when the alternator will not produce full voltage. It appears there is a great deal of misdiagnosis of these two things as being a sign of failure.
We have never failed one here. If we were able to actually have a sample of a failed unit (one that failed after spending it's whole life with the harness upgrade, not just a stator that failed after the upgrade but had spent time running without the upgrade), we would do some diagnosis on it. However, like H-D, we can't find one.
We will be working over the winter to see if we can help clarify this.
Erik Buell Racing
From: Bills-Pc [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 7:07 PM
A lot of us are replacing our stators as the results of it failing . Some have already replace theirs 2-3 times. Do you know of a remedy for this.
|Posted on Friday, October 22, 2010 - 05:28 pm: ||
There are no fools at Erik Buell Racing. If they trust their source, it's good enough for me.
found no actual failures on new stators that have spent their life with the new wiring harness update.
Is there anyone here with a failed stator that has spent its entire life in the new wiring harness?