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    Pro 785 , I think I did a major screw up need help

    Think I might have done major damage while trying to remove the flywheel , which I still cannot get off.

    Screwed in one of the 6mm bolts to see it how far it would thread in to the flywheel , and next smoke and a crackling sound came from under the flywheel . So , I would assume I burned up the stator ??

    removed the bolt , and it did start , and show about 13.4 on the volts . Of course we all know that when they are in the water it is a different story . So without removing the flywheel , is the any way to check for possible damage ? with it starting and running do you think I'm ok ?

    Any input would be great , and yes I take the blame for NOT removing the battery .

    And reason to remove the flywheel in the first place to change the Bendix . Also sprayed a lot of WD40 in that are , maybe the cracking sound ??


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    You forgot to disconnect the battery!

    Never work on the engine like that with the battery still connected.

    The both has damaged the wire insulation on at least the charging coil. That coil (and perhaps others) is not compromised. It is impossible to tell how badly the wires have been damaged without direct inspection.

    My take would be that you should simply plan to replace that stator regardless of how 'good' it looks when you get it out.

    WD-40 is not really a lubricant. It is a Water Displacement drying agent. It does not conduct electricity.

    If the Bendix needs cleaning/lubrication/replacement, then you should pull that flywheel and fix it properly.

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    Thanks K447 , where would be a good place to get a stator ? checked ebay , all used and high price , do they still rebuild them , anyway I check with a ohm meter ?

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    Parts Sources are listed via my signature links. Also a couple of stator rebuilding companies.

    Ohm meter on the coils will not tell you if some of the wires are damaged but not quite severed. The risk is that a weakened stator winding (any of them) will fail while you are riding, possibly stranding you.

    You saw smoke from an electrical short while the bolt was screwed in too deeply. That alone is enough to tell me the stator has been damaged.

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    Keith, you've been gone for a while. and in your absence, Jetski solutions has stopped rebuilding most Polaris elec stators. I believe they only repair the FICHT ones now.

    And when I last looked up the company in Canada that rebuilt them, they didn't list Polaris on the site any more either. So we MAY be SOL on rebuilds now.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlint89 View Post
    Keith, you've been gone for a while. and in your absence, Jetski solutions has stopped rebuilding most Polaris elec stators. I believe they only repair the FICHT ones now.

    And when I last looked up the company in Canada that rebuilt them, they didn't list Polaris on the site any more either. So we MAY be SOL on rebuilds now.....
    Somebody should make some phone calls and verify with each company.

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    I did call Jetski solutions. They are done with Fuji's FOR SURE!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlint89 View Post
    I did call Jetski solutions. They are done with Fuji's FOR SURE!!!!
    Domestic too?

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    Didn't ask. Only FICHT is listed though...

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    Called too , no Polaris , was told I could use a 750\780 stator and flywheel , so my go that way

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