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Starting issues I get a rebuilt stator. The guys that did it didn't do an epoxy coating on the copper wires. Not sure if that would create any problems. I really don't know since the bike isn't starting now. Just hearing clicks Battery is charged I even tried jumping the bike with jumper cables nothing. I get another reset odometer All the lights go out after awhile and some funky shit happens on the dash, but no signs of starter turning!!!! All I get is the occasional grrrr grrr from the starter kinda like the sound you get when your child pushes their battery powered remote control car. That forceable gear sound. What would cause that? When I placed stator cover back on I didn't have a gasket, so my buddy the ducati owner suggested to use 3bond. No issues since ducatis are built with it. Would not having a gasket create clearance issues preventing the starter to turn? I'm fed up with this shit. One problem after another!!!!!

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  • ufeka Dec 04, 2008

    my bike starts with a jump and runs fine but when i shut it off the battery just dosent have enough juice to start it. got the battery tested with car battery tester it said it was good. can you use a car battery tester to test bike batteries. what is the problem. how do i see if stator is good

  • WESLEY SCHACHT Mar 30, 2009

    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM AFTER REPLACING THE STATOR IN MY XVS650, I ASWELL USED RTV FOR THE STATOR COVER AND I BELIEVE THE MISSING GASKET HAS CAUSED A CLEARENCE ISSUE WITH THE STARTER IDLER GEAR, I AM LOOKING FOR A NEW GASKET RIGHT NOW AND I WILL UPDATE YOU SOON.

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Problem solved, I removed the stator cover and discovered scoring on the stator cover, the damage was from the starter idler gear being compressed against the stator cover, the damage is minimal so i lightly sanded the area back smooth and reassembled the bike with a new yamaha stator cover gasket and that fixed it. come to find out the starter idler gear pin is clearenced to the stator cover, the gasket is required to maintain proper starter idler gear pin to its mating hole clearence, you cannot use rtv or any other sealent the gasket is required

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Man, I feel your pain mate. As for the epoxy, the guys should've done it. Probably takes a couple of hours extra to bake it. Too late now. The starting issue really sounds like a bad battery. Have you tried jump starting it with your cage? Even though the battery shows fully charged, it may have taken a beating when the charging system gave up the ghost. Try jumping first just to test.

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