stator problems, how common? - Honda Rebel Forum
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post #1 of 3 Old 11-07-2019, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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stator problems, how common?

As many of us know, a lot of these manufacturers are using shunt type regulators/rectifiers and as a result, stators end up with too much heat and fail and need replacing. I'm considering replacing my OEM RR(regulator/rectifier) with a mosfet RR before it happens to me. This mosfet seems to solve the problem. It looks like my 1
996 250 rebel has the OEM RR located in front of the gas tank and in a place where it can receive a goodly amount of air cooling. I'm hoping that this location will keep it cool enough to prevent the RR from causing the stator to fail, and making it so I don't have to replace it with a mosfet RR. The question is, are rebel stator failures fairly rare, or is this something I need to be concerned with? I tend to drive 40 to 55mph most of the time and very very little on the highway. I also live in Idaho Falls, Idaho which is not a hot climate. Many Thanks for your input on this.
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post #2 of 3 Old 11-08-2019, 08:16 AM
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i've seen one or two Rebel stator problems reported over the years.
Alternator only puts out 190 watts @5000 rpm of which approx 100 watts are used by lighting etc.

if it ain't broke don't fix it imho

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post #3 of 3 Old 11-08-2019, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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You just made my day. That's the very info I needed in order to make my decision. And since it ain't broke, I ain't gonna fix it. Thank you sir for your most informative reply. Have a great day.
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