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My 99 ZR500 EFI died on the trail. It is at the dealer now, confirmed that the stator has failed. No prior symptoms, just hard failure. Won't start.

I spoke with Stator Corp today in MA. They have a decent price ($199 vs $500 new) and 2-yr warranty.

However, just wondering if rewound stators are reliable. Anyone have advice (good or bad) for rewound stators?

I plan to add washers and drill holes for air flow, per many posts on this forum. Just want to prevent from breaking down again (NO FUN!).

-MNTrailRider
 

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If you like this sled, bite the bullet and get a new stator. I have tried two rebuilt stators and found they will work but I would get no top end power or RPMs. Total waste of time changing them out. Thought my problem was in the clutches after installing the rebuilts and after wasting 2 seasons of bad performance, I finally got a new stator and problem solved!!!! :super_happy:
 

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I'll ditto that. I lost my first stator at 5000 miles on my ZL600efi. I sent it to Quebec for repairs. The rebuild only lasted about 400 miles. This time I sent it off to Mass. Basically the same result. Fortunately there was a two year warranty on this rebuild. I sent it back and had it done again. Then I sold the sled. I had drilled holes in the bottom of the housing and also installed washers to no avail. I hear all this talk about heat. If this is such a big problem then why did my original stator last 5000 miles without the holes or washer fix ? I would look into purchasing a new stator. I hear this works.
 

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I'm taking your advice. I bought a NEW stator from Arctic Cat. I located many posts of riders who had theirs rewound and failed within a short amount of miles.

And yes, I'm having the holes drilled into the housing for air flow.

I did save roughly $75 by buying the part at an online AC parts warehouse. They assure me it is NEW and OEM, nothing used or rewound.

But, OUCH, that was expensive.
 
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