My main thought is, Youch!
My thoughts exactly. Even having the original BMW stator rebuilt may be better than a Chinese item. There's local a shop near me that will rebuild the original for about $200.With the effort to pull it out, I’d be loathe to trust a cheap Chinese item. The genuine item is very expensive.
Have you considered getting a local specialist to reword the original? Won’t be cheap, but likely better than the original if you choose a highly regarded shop, and cheaper than the BMW item.
Thank you for the LINK! Most excellent.My thoughts exactly. Even having the original BMW stator rebuilt may be better than a Chinese item. There's local a shop near me that will rebuild the original for about $200.
Yes. The jury is still out on whether that worked as intended. I no longer have one so haven't been following the saga lately. At the time, it wasn't a big deal, other than the small cost of the non-OEM replacement stator. Changing it was easy; some of my pals carried a spare and a gasket on long trips. When I traded mine in, I sold my spare parts to a friend with an F800R.
Because your stator cover was see-though?Yeah - my ST stator failed at something like 80k km and I replaced it with a new one (not rewound) from Rick’s Stators. It was generic F800 so I recall I had to adjust (shorten, obviously) the leads. I also re-used the original sheath to get that OEM look.
Oh no!The only way to be certain the stator won’t fail is to never ride the bike. 😉
I still have a mild case of PTSD from 1971, when my BSA Spitfire's stator took a dump. After disassembling the motor, all the way down to the stator as per the manual, I found that it required a rare and unobtainable BSA shop tool.37k miles on the clock. The bike has been amazing except for a recent clutch failure. Now the stator pooped. $1300 from BMW. $200 on eBay for Chinese.
You have to pull the entire engine to replace it.
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