Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Well, bleep. The real problem on the bike is found.

And it's not good. The rectifier is good, the stator in the charging system is screwed, and it's screwed because that oil leak isn't a bad gasket; the seal on the crankshaft is shot, which is leaking oil(badly) into the outer side cover which is what screwed the stator. Which means instead of a PITA job but not horrible, you're talking about having to dismantle the whole motor to open the cases to fix it.

Which means I'll be looking for a new bike. Dammit.


RobC said...

Why do you need to split the motor? Most stators are not that deep?

Firehand said...

Looks like replacing the crank seal would require opening the cases