Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum

Hi, this forum is not accepting new members. You should join www.maxi-scoots.com . They are for scooters and motorcycles and have a Silverwing section.
 
HomeCalendarGalleryFAQSearchRegisterLog in
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» First Road Trip
by tmn72tx Yesterday at 11:46 pm

» Silverwing Bulletproof engine
by Toolman Yesterday at 11:16 pm

» Some Notes on Rider Again
by john grinsel Yesterday at 10:28 pm

» Replace tails and turns with LED bulbs
by Sidewinder Pilot Yesterday at 10:27 pm

» Tailgaters
by cliffyk Yesterday at 6:25 pm

» What did you do to your SW today.
by janitorj1 Yesterday at 6:02 pm

» Silverwing in UK?
by phils a winger Yesterday at 5:28 pm

» 2018 Honda Forza...at least for Europe
by Chris Olson Tue May 22, 2018 10:07 pm

» Kawasaki Teryx
by GHM-PM Tue May 22, 2018 9:41 pm

» I would have just used tweezers
by Mech 1 twa Tue May 22, 2018 6:56 pm

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search
free forum
 
Share | 
 

 Bad Stator, Part 3

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Cosmic_Jumper
Site Admin
avatar

Number of posts : 2646
Age : 75
Location : damn near Philadelphia, PA
Points : 6354
Registration date : 2009-06-12

PostSubject: Bad Stator, Part 3   Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:05 am

After I replaced the stator with one ordered from Partzilla I discovered a source for re-winding motorcycle stators.

Custom Rewind in Birmingham, AL (customrewind.com)comes highly recommended by many folks including several hands-on guys on the ADVrider forum. I contacted Custom Rewind and they quoted me a price of $100 to rewind my stator (including shipping), with a less than one week turn around. That proves to be a pretty significant savings over that of the Honda OEM list price of ~$220, or Partzilla’s discounted price of $167.

Let me go out on a limb here and speculate that while the stator had failed it was still putting out some voltage. Enough that, once started, would keep the scoot running. So if this failure happened while I was on a trip I could, conceivably, continue riding to a service shop or home after first unplugging the headlight to conserve the little power the stator was generating.

However that theory might fall by the wayside (pun) if the scoot were shut down and needed to be restarted --say at a fuel stop. That said, I am using an Elite/Helix non-locking gas cap so I wouldn’t need to shut the scoot down to unlock the cap and refill the tank.

Tim
Back to top Go down
model28a
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
avatar

Number of posts : 2098
Age : 65
Location : St.Pete.FL.
Points : 5206
Registration date : 2010-02-03

PostSubject: Re: Bad Stator, Part 3   Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:39 pm

So Tim are you going to have your old one rewound? If I would have known about them I would've saved my old one and had it rewound and kept it for a spare. I have two Silverwings so I like to have spare parts around. Then on the other hand if I had to wait to have my stator rewound I could ride my other scooter. Thank you for passing this information along, you may have saved more than a few people some money. The stator isn't that light, I wonder what round trip postage would cost.  Question  Question
Back to top Go down
Cosmic_Jumper
Site Admin
avatar

Number of posts : 2646
Age : 75
Location : damn near Philadelphia, PA
Points : 6354
Registration date : 2009-06-12

PostSubject: Re: Bad Stator, Part 3   Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:26 pm

Yes, I did send my old one off to them for rewinding. I think that it cost about $8.00 postage. As I mentioned their price includes return shipping.

And, yeah, if I had known about them I would have sent my bad stator for rewinding rather than order a new OEM stator and wait for Partzilla to receive the part from Honda and then to send it to me.

But, again, you can't beat Partzilla's prices for OEM parts.

EDIT: Ho-lee crap!...Custom Rewind received my old stator last Tuesday. Today, Monday, UPS delivered the rewound stator to my door. Now that's fast service --especially considering that there was a weekend in the interim.
Back to top Go down
 
Bad Stator, Part 3
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum :: Honda Silver Wing :: Maintenance, Tips and Hints-
Jump to: