First ride and more maintenance completed


The weather finally broke about 2 weeks ago and I got a chance to take the moto out for a short ride. It had been over 18 months since I last rode! It was cold but nice to finally be out riding again.
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I also finally got around to installing a new Stator. I ordered a new one from Rick’s Motorsport Electrics since my original one was dieing. The stock stator in the F800GS only seems to last about 20k miles according to other F800 riders I’ve talked to.. My battery wasn’t being fully recharged and since it was putting out a lower charge rate, my heated grips were also not getting very hot (which is definitely a necessity here in Alaska).

Some pics from the Stator install:

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Behind the small triangle shaped cover is where the Stator plug is hidden
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Side case cover removed and Flywheel visible
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Stock Stator mounted inside the side case
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Stock Stator close-up view
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Stock Stator close-up
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Comparison
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New Rick’s Stator. Appears to have a bit more wire wrapped around the poles. Should provide more wattage output.
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Comparison
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New Stator mounted in the case and case back on. New wires hanging out waiting for plug install
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New wires from the Rick’s Stator soldered to the old OEM plug. The Rick’s stator does not come Plug and Play; you must reuse the original connector.

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