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Old 06-08-2009, 05:57 AM   #1
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I have an 82 Suzuki GS650L and it died on me last week. I did a load test on the stator and it was only putting out about 30 volts at 5000RPM. A new stator is expensive, so i was going to get used parts. I would like to know if getting a used stator is a good idea and whether or not the rotor should be replaced as well. The stator seems easy to fix, but i would rather avoid the rotor since you need special tools to do this. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:10 AM   #2
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Many Suzukis of that era had a bad alternator design that shunted excess current into the lighting system instead of ground and this resulted in the melting of many stators as well as the anguished cries of the owners filling the air. You'll have a very hard time finding a good used stator.

There was a British company that sold a replacement voltage regulator that solved the problem. I installed one on my '82 GS1100L. I don't know if they are still in business. Google is your friend.

The irony of a British company solving Japanese electrical problems is surreal in its magnitude.
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:30 AM   #3
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I have an 82 Suzuki GS650L and it died on me last week. I did a load test on the stator and it was only putting out about 30 volts at 5000RPM. A new stator is expensive, so i was going to get used parts. I would like to know if getting a used stator is a good idea and whether or not the rotor should be replaced as well. The stator seems easy to fix, but i would rather avoid the rotor since you need special tools to do this. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks
I had my stator rebuilt by a service out in CO. They did a great job for a fraction of the price of a new one. I'll see if I can dig up the company name for you if you're interested.
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:05 AM   #4
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Stator for Suzuki GS 650 G/L - Motorcycles - RMSTATOR.COM

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Wassamatta, can't anybody google anymore?
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:24 AM   #5
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Stator for Suzuki GS 650 G/L - Motorcycles - RMSTATOR.COM

You're welcome!

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pffffft that's what we got you for.....
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