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Old 21-04-2014
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Taken from an engineering website

Stator Frame and Rotor Construction

The stator frame is used to hold the armature windings in alternators, and in case of larger diameter alternators (which are slow speed) the stator frame is cast out of sections and there are holes for ventilation in the casting itself. The recent trends towards such stator construction are more in favour of using mild steel plates which are welded together rather than using castings.
It seems nearly everyone uses the layman term of stator to refer to both the armature windings and the stator. But is not the correct term

Not that I doubted you at all Nutty

So in order to avoid being left stranded with a failed alternator, should I get it rewound periodically?

It's something that concerns me because it's happened once before and I ride alone a lot.

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