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Old 06-29-2012, 04:52 PM   #16
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I was getting ready to do the silicone repair to the grommet, but guess what? She stopped leaking, .or so I thought. I rode the bike for a few days more than I usually do. ( I usually ride the HD 2 days, then I ride the beemer for two) Well I rode the night rod for 3 days last week and each night I placed my card board sheet underneath the bike. I get nothing, nada, zilch, from Wednesday of last week, until sometime early this morning. a small dime size drop of oil on my card board. Damn!!! Guess will still need to do this repair one day.
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:33 PM   #17
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She's STILL leaking. Does anyone know what needs to be ordered from HD parts wise? I see there is a stator assembly and a stator assembly kit listed in the parts book, which do I order if I decided to replace parts instead of doing the RTV fix?
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:32 PM   #18
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You will need to order a complete stator. THe grommet is molded to the wires and can not be replaced by itself.

The RTV solution is your best bet. Get into your service manual on how to remove the existing stator, Clean up the cover, grommet, wires and anything else possible with a real good grease cutter before applying copious amounts of RTV. The more the merrier.

There is no assurance a new one will remain permanently sealed.
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:04 AM   #19
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You will need to order a complete stator. THe grommet is molded to the wires and can not be replaced by itself.

The RTV solution is your best bet. Get into your service manual on how to remove the existing stator, Clean up the cover, grommet, wires and anything else possible with a real good grease cutter before applying copious amounts of RTV. The more the merrier.

There is no assurance a new one will remain permanently sealed.
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I have the service manual and am HATING the idea of buying a new stator just to cure this weeping oil problem. But I have read MANY of the different posts where some have done the RTV fix more than once and still have the issue. I bought my bike in summer of 2005, we are now going into 2013, she has been pretty much trouble free. If I have to buy a new stator for $125 and replace myself with my friends help, I don't think it's to bad for an almost 8 year old bike.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:23 AM   #20
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I removed the cover. Spent a lot of time cleaning the inside gromet and wire, then used Grey silicone( grey seems to work the best) and put a ton of it about the wire and gromet and worked it under and out the hole. Pull the wire back and forth a little. Also used a fine awl to get it all around. Worked some in also from outside. Then let it sit overnight . Then resesmbled cover. Don't over tighten screws. Have not had a leak in 3 years. Harly really screwed up. Should be a recall. I wonder if they see these posts and care.
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I have the service manual and am HATING the idea of buying a new stator just to cure this weeping oil problem. But I have read MANY of the different posts where some have done the RTV fix more than once and still have the issue. I bought my bike in summer of 2005, we are now going into 2013, she has been pretty much trouble free. If I have to buy a new stator for $125 and replace myself with my friends help, I don't think it's to bad for an almost 8 year old bike.
Then they did not do it correctly. Probably did not clean very thoroughly. The hole, cable and grommet areas must be entirely free of grease and oil or the RTV stuff will not adhere.
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