Evo Charging System

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by stefdustin, May 18, 2010.

  1. stefdustin

    stefdustin Member

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    I am curious. I there a common amount of mileage when you can expect to have stator-regulator problems or does this problem depend on the individual bike?
     
  2. Hoople

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    Individual owner. If you take care of the charging system, I believe there is a good chance you may never eat a complete system.
     
  3. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Nope. But do what you can to extend the life of your charging system. The two biggest things are getting and using a BATTERY TENDER everyday, and changing your primary fluid frequently.

    TQ
     
  4. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    My '92 with 60.000+ miles has the original rotor and stator. I'm on the 3rd voltage reg. It's important that the stator plug (by the end of oil filter) be kept fully plugged in. They get knocked loose and can start a chain of bad events.
     
  5. ultrat

    ultrat Senior Member Contributor

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    made a clip to keep mine plugged. they do make clips or springs for this purpose. 0n 93 its always been regulators go bad 1 only lasted a month.
     
  6. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    There are others out there, but here is one option:

    Stator Plug Retainer - Harley Davidson Community

    TQ
     
  7. stefdustin

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    Thanks for the feedback. I have not had any trouble and looking for ways to prevent it.
     
  8. Hoople

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    Rule #1. Don't try to stretch every last day you can out of a battery. It is not a contest. Buy a new one Before you really need one.
     
  9. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    I have to AGREE here. I went thru a stator then another only to find out a BAD battery was the culprit....

    Also on my 2000 FXDS the oil out of the filter( when changing) would get INTO the stator plug... I don't know if this caused my stator to go bad but the stator Plug was Full of oil and may of shorted the stator out... What say Hoople?

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  10. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Oil and electricity dont mix good, had a customer today wiyt leaky valve cover gaskets ruined his alt serp belt and tensioner, big bucks:D