2004 450 stator info?


15 replies to this topic
  • madbajan

Posted May 19, 2008 - 02:04 PM

#1

Hi all, I've recently moved up to BC and have a 04 wr450 with a baja designs dual sport kit, problem is whenever i use the lights the bike runs the battery down then splutters. I read that there was a mod to the stator needed but have no info, anyone know anything about it.......thanks, adam:confused:

  • roushxteam199

Posted May 19, 2008 - 04:08 PM

#2

yes there is a mod. i just did it and now all the battery does is all the lights. basically after the mod it takes the dual wound stator you currently have now (1 wound charges the battery, the other does the lights) and makes it to one wound. the one wound charges the battery. i can email the instructions i have to you if you want.

  • jandmsuburban7

Posted May 20, 2008 - 11:13 AM

#3

Whats the purpose of the stator mod and is this specific to the 2004 wr450 bike or others too. thanks, Jason

  • madbajan

Posted May 20, 2008 - 12:23 PM

#4

Thanks for the reply, yes i would like the info, but th question is does the battery no longer charge? will it be kick start only...........

  • madbajan

Posted May 20, 2008 - 12:25 PM

#5

OOPs misread you, so everything works ok for a long nightride then?

  • roushxteam199

Posted May 20, 2008 - 04:37 PM

#6

yes every thing works. you still have electric start. Jason your stock stator wil not put out enough wattage to supply a lightkit and a battery.Your battery will die every ride. Making your dual wound stator into a one wound stator allows more wattage to be able to be put out and it wont drain the battery. Pm me if you would like the directions im going to scan them right now.

  • roushxteam199

Posted May 20, 2008 - 05:06 PM

#7

ok have the whole stator instructions on my apple now so if any one needs them just pm me

  • tackdriver74

Posted May 21, 2008 - 10:27 AM

#8

Hey guys, I have heard that when you mod the WR's stator you want to make sure the battery never dies. If it does they say you wont be able to kick start the bike. Dont know if it's true, but heard it through a good source.

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  • jandmsuburban7

Posted May 21, 2008 - 12:43 PM

#9

OUCH!!!!???? Dont know!!

  • Charles De Mar

Posted May 21, 2008 - 12:48 PM

#10

Hey guys, I have heard that when you mod the WR's stator you want to make sure the battery never dies. If it does they say you wont be able to kick start the bike. Dont know if it's true, but heard it through a good source.


Not with my '06. blew a fuse to the battery and I could still kick start it. Same with a dead battery:excuseme:

  • roushxteam199

Posted May 21, 2008 - 06:55 PM

#11

noooo. it doesnt matter if battery is dead or not. you can always still kick over your bike.

  • madbajan

Posted May 24, 2008 - 09:34 PM

#12

Cool Banana's man, not sure how to pm you roushxteam so maybe you could send an attachment or something...computors not my thing. Would definatley like the info though. The bit about having a dead bike isnt very appealing though as I use my WR on exploring rides out into the wilds on my own regularly. Perhaps a more powerful stator would be worth the investment ? But that said if you are having success I'll try the home fix first, cheers, Adam

  • roushxteam199

Posted May 25, 2008 - 12:13 PM

#13

Cool Banana's man, not sure how to pm you roushxteam so maybe you could send an attachment or something...computors not my thing. Would definatley like the info though. The bit about having a dead bike isnt very appealing though as I use my WR on exploring rides out into the wilds on my own regularly. Perhaps a more powerful stator would be worth the investment ? But that said if you are having success I'll try the home fix first, cheers, Adam


yup got your pm and responded. i just rode over 120 miles today with no problems. all i have to say dont do 85 with knobby tires its a little scketchy

  • madbajan

Posted May 27, 2008 - 08:39 PM

#14

Hi man, I saw you sent me a message but the comp I'm using wont open it up , it says something not right about pop ups whatever they are?
Anyhows I'm of for a few days riding this weekend into the mountains so if u could email me the info it would be great. 85..............thats slow man, back home we gear the wr 450s to do at least 100 but run the knobbied down to the string, no hassle on the streets, no lights or funny stuf needed, just a bit o madness, ha ha. thanks for the help on this roush, Adam

  • madbajan

Posted June 08, 2008 - 07:59 AM

#15

Hi roush, I am still looking for the info on the stator rewiring. Solved the headlight problem last ride with a good 4th gear getoff and a busted headlight from being roosted, just bent renthals, and light, and bruises to rider, Bike took it well. Was riding in Squamish BC, Radical stuff, lots of bike launching up the rock faces, lots of very tired riders and scratched n banged up bikes. Home now n looking to get the 450 street legal for more sedate riding again so anyone with instructions on how to rewire the stator please pass them on, thanks all, Adam.

  • roushxteam199

Posted June 08, 2008 - 02:04 PM

#16

yup just sent the instructions to your email. sorry i havent really been checking this thread lately i kinda forgot about it




 
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