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My Sixty started a slow leak at the stator plug several thousand miles ago, the bike now has 21K on it. I pushed the plug back in, it was tugged out/down by the tight wires. That seemed to help.
Then I decided that if I could mitigate that downward tug by the wires it might help more. What you see is the square end of a chopstick. It is forcing the wires up and holding the plug closer and more squarely.

So yesterday I washed the engine well and rode 90 miles today. This is after getting home. Don't laugh, but if this continues to work, I am going to take a brush and paint the chopstick piece black.

It has stayed in place for about 500 miles at this point, so I'm not concerned it will fall out.



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I keep lots of Chopsticks around. Besides being good eating utensils, they are incredibly handy for all kinds of stuff. And if you buy them at an Asian market, they're cheap.
 
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They couldn’t spare the expense
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Does make you wonder, doesn't it? Who's responsible, the bean counters or the engineers?
My daughter works with (civil) engineers in her job with a state hwy dept.
Basically what I get is that engineers don't think like we do. Different mental plane so to speak.
 

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I've been lucky so far with my leak. I just shoved it in with a screwdriver and repositioned the wires under the keeper with a bit more slack (what little was available...)

Can't believe they want $500 for a whole new stator to fix a stupid leak!
 
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