Another newbie, never owned a KR before now but not a stranger to them....

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Re: Another newbie, never owned a KR before now but not a stranger to them....

Post by JanBros » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:25 am

swap over the stator to. it has seperate windings for the ignition which are known to fail often.
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Post by Coose » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:12 pm

Yep, I measured the resistance of the two stator windings. Red-white is fine, red-black should be 100-200 Ohms. I'm getting 25 MOhms. Annoyingly I don't have an M27x1.0mm LH puller, pretty-much everything but!

Luckily a friend has a stator in his stash of spares so I can pick that up this week to get me going until I source either a new replacement or get mine rewound. Does anyone have any recommendations?

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Post by martin » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:33 pm

Don’t waste your time getting the stator rewound( as it will cost the same as a new one)£

Go on to wemoto and buy a new electrexworld stator
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Post by Coose » Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:01 pm

Cheers, I did look on the Electrex World site earlier but couldn't see a KR1-S stator, but Google helped. I shall get one ordered.

As the loom was already butchered (with a few wires just chopped and not insulated!) I've taken advantage of this and removed anything that it doesn't need.

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Post by JanBros » Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:45 pm

martin wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:33 pm
Don’t waste your time getting the stator rewound( as it will cost the same as a new one)£
I've done it once myself and it is still running.
originaly it has 3 thin wires wounded in parallel. I did just 2 slightly thicker. I never managed to come close to the resistance needed, but it works anyway. and still does, after years.
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Post by Coose » Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:18 pm

The loom is now rationalised so that all superfluous wires are now removed. I've never seen so many joints in a standard loom, but at least unlike Yamaha Kawasaki decided to crimp rather than solder...

Electrex stator and flywheel puller is on order and I have the CDI ready to test on the pink kr1 hopefully this week at some point. Fingers crossed....

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Post by Coose » Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:33 pm

The stator arrived yesterday, the puller today. The flywheel came off with no dramas, just to expose a stator that has had the generator windings removed. It makes me wonder if one of the exciter coils had been nicked when this occurred, but then the standard stators are weak and this one was quite scabby.

So on went the new stator with a battle to push the wires behind the clip that keeps them away from the flywheel, but within minutes we had sparks and not long afterwards we had life again.

Fingers crossed there might be an MOT tomorrow....

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Post by Coose » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:56 am

MOT passed this morning! 8)

I need to fiddle with the suspension as it's still an unknown quantity, but other than some numpty forgetting to plug in the temperature sender it's going grand! It seems to carburate well but I'll get some miles on the new plugs so that I can do a decent plug chop or two so that I know what's going on.

I'm a happy man so far!

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Re: Another newbie, never owned a KR before now but not a stranger to them....

Post by Coose » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:57 pm

Today I came to the conclusion that the design of the ZXR400L forks that are residing in my KR-1 is dreadful - Richard Maxton is absolutely right with his description of the rubbish rebound control.

I also came to the conclusion that the Maxton stickers on my forks are exactly that; stickers....

So, does anyone have for sale a set of ZXR400L forks that are already fettled? I would like to get them sorted before Cadwell at the end of the month, otherwise I'll just put up with them for now and decide who to send them to afterwards.

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