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Dumb question here: how did you remove the stator cover? I'm doing a replacement myself and can't seem to be able to remover the cover. I've removed the outer bolts and and it only comes out about half an inch then it gets stuck on something. Do I need to remove the center cap and remove that center bolt? Thanks in advance!
 

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Have you removed the coolant pipe that goes from the radiator to the water pump?

You don't have to touch the 'center bolt', which is not a bolt but a cover that can be removed to access to the crank shaft to spin the engine for maintenance or repairs.
Yes I have removed the coolant pipes, I found out the hard way that the center bolt doesn't have to be messed with lol.. I tried loosening it like a moron. I think I need to remove the speed sensor bracket to work it loose..
 

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Yes, you do need to remove the gear position sensor bracket. That comes out very easily though.

Then you should be able to pull it out. If your bike is low miles, you may be able to reuse the gasket. Pull it out gently. However, it's always a good idea to put a new gasket.
When you pull out the cover, some oil may come out too, and there are some 'dowel pins' too. Be careful not to lose them.
I will try it tonight. My bike has 14k so it's due for a new one. I have a new gasket also. I have a new stator cover from ebay because the previous owner jb welded the corner of the existing cover. He did allot of things wrong to this bike and I'm slowing bringing her back. What are these dowel pins you speak of?? And where are they located?? Thanks in advance bud.
 

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Those are three or four pins that are used to align the cover with the engine body. Both the engine and the cover have some holes, three or four, I think. When assembling, y start by sliding the pins in the engine holes. Half of the pins bodies will stick out of the holes. Then you put the cover by matching the pins in the cover holes. That aligns the cover with the engine and it should make it easier to screw in the bolts.

Also, I'm almost sure there are at least two bolts that are longer than the others. Take note of the position when you take them out, Anyways, not a big deal if you don't, as you will quickly realize some of them are too long for some of the screws.
Thank you very much for the info. I finally finished putting her back together but now I've encountered another small issue. When I start up my Ninja she shuts off whenever I put her in gear, with the clutch engaged. Not sure if that has something to do with the shifter because I did take that off in order to remove the Stator cover. What's your take on this? Thanks in advance.
 
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