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I just replaced the stator on my 83 aspencade. It lasted three days and is now only putting out 12 volts with no continuity to one of the wires. Is there something on the bike itself that will cause a stator to fail? I did hardware the stator rather than use the plug. Anyone else had issues with stators from Caltrix ? We were going to leave on vacation Monday but I don't expect that the new stator will arrive in time for me to put it in. We'll have to leave the aspencade at home and take the interstate instead.
 

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Did you do the job yourself? Pulled the engine? Wow. What a lot of work for a crappy result. And you even hardwired it? Sorry, that sucks.
 

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Well, that's impressive! I'll look forward to your help when I tear into the next project, the '83 1100 SE.

Back to your problem, what's causing your fried stator. Trike Lady, et. al. are the electrical whiz kids around here, so I'll shut up and let them help you.
 

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What add on electrical accessories do you have? Perhaps there is too much load or your battery may have a bad cell which could cause the charging system to be overworked.
By the way my definition of New is Never Ever Works. So it could just be a defect in the part or the install of the part. Time to recheck your work try to keep it simple and you should be back on the road soon.
 

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There's nothing extra on the bike. A new battery was bought in spring. So I'm really baffled. I was going to pull a trailer behind it like I did with my interstate but I never got that far. Caltrix are sending me a new stator, no questions asked, but that doesn't cover the 8 hours or so that it took to pit in the stator.
 

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That's a bummer for sure, but at least they are going good for the stator.
 

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Possibly the original stator was defective.
A break in one of the wires in the winding that when they became heated they seperated and it was only running on two windings.
I've not heard of the company that makes the stators. I've heard of Rick's and Accell brand.
 
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