I just did this vid the other day & thought I would share it. I dont know if it will work on all stators but it brought this one back to life.
Great story QuadManiac...even for a mere mortal.... I did this to my bike a while back ( With your advice....Back to your God like electrical status,...LOL ) but I had no documentation of it..This was my chance to do a quick vid of the prosses....Thanks, I will do so.
You know, it's kind of funny... last month I was out with friends and I was at camp while my buddy was out riding my Raptor with his family on some other of my quads. He called me (luckily, Superstition Mountain has good cell service) and said the Raptor had died so I jumped on another and went to where he said he was - sure enough, no spark! LOL, after all the times I've told people here on the forum how to unplug the rec/reg to get spark back, and it finally happened to me!
So,anyway, he sees that I have no spark... I turn away and unplug the rec/reg and VOILA, spark returns - he thought it was magic and I was some kind of god, lol... I did explain it to him and, unfortunately, I returned to mere mortal status.
So, when I got the Raptor back to camp, first thing I did was cut the red wire and I've been riding like that ever since.
Thanks buddy....I love RF..I have learned so much from this site & the great people involved...Okay, I added a link to your video to my 'Most Common Problems' sticky.
I also added a bit to my desert story post, above, so you might want to revisit - reference to the great people here in the forum includes YOU, sir.
There are several windings on the stator. They are made of copper wire coated with enamel to insulate the wire where it makes contact with itself, other wires and the housing. Over time, if a vibration causes the enamel to chafe between two wires, they will short together.What causes this?
I have been told by at least one other that the reverse RPM limit doubled with this mod, but I'd sure love some confirmation. Since I have an 01 without the limiter, I can't test it.i read in another forum that (possibly started by QM) that cutting this wire also gives you a bit more in the RPM range when in reverse.