Need to replace Seals when replacing Stator/ what exactly is behind the cover?
Hello, I've had my 1995 vn 750 for about two months now. I took it to the dealer where a guy there kindly tested the stator and said it needs replaced (he actually recomended a shop in a nearby city who will do it far cheaper than the dealer I was at) I have a new stator for it but, no seals as yet. Question is do you always need to replace seals? It seems to me that the age of the bike and the fact that where the stator wires come out doesn't look like it has the usual rubber seal around it - so perhaps the stator has been replaced before - perhaps it even has had the mod where you don't need to remove the engine? I'd feel like a fool if I removed the engine only to find out it wasn't necessary - so I thought I'd enquire - if I remove the three screws that hold that cover on - will it be necessary to drain the oil? I figured it was at least worth a check. Also I'd like to make a trip on it Tuesday (about 90 mi one way) and I couldn't likely get seals before then hence that question (I work all weekend and Monday so...)
Thanks in advance,