Well I finaly broke down and brought my 99 ZR 600 EFI to the dealer this morning.
Last spring it was exibiting all the signs of a stator going bad.
Finally on the last ride of the season it died for good - stator was cooked.
A/C wanted $600.00 for a part that, to this day, I feel should have been replaced free of charge (or maybe labor only) but they basically told me that since I was not the original purchaser of the sled (I bought it with 400 miles) that I was SOL.
I had Stator Corp rewind the stator for my sled and one for a friends 580EFI (one of the coils actually fell out of the stator frame on his original stator).- nice manufacturing eh?
Finally got some snow here in Michigan and got to put on a few miles - the sled ran good for the first 50 or 60 miles but now acts very simillar to the way it did when the stator failed the first time. The 580 only ran about 35 miles before it completely died.
My dealer said they have replaced 5 or 6 stators this season on sleds that had stators rewound at a place called "Stator Corp". Most of the rewound units had less than 100 miles on them.
Any one have good or bad luck with Stator corp?
I have been a loyal green fan for the past 15 years - but I am seriously considering changing my brand loyalty.
I have never had such poor support from a manufacturer.
Actually had an A/C rep tell me "it sucks to be you" when I contacted them about the first stator.
I am seriously considering a 5 gallon bucket of gas and a road flare to finally solve my ZR woes.
Loud pipes close trails!
1995 T-cat (soon to be asphalt racer)
1999 ZR 600
2001 ZL 800
1981 Panther 440
CR125,250, Quad sport, Buell S3T, LiVe WiRe electric FZR, 4 JS550's, JS750, Cheyenne inboard ski boat, 1996 Sea-Doo XP800, 2000 Silverado, 69 Dodge Travco, and a partridge in a pear tree