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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-26-2012, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb mod to stator mod............

Just an idea I had.
Any one who has done this mod has noticed that the factory gasket is no longer thick enough. Some of you may have noticed that the stator sits out a bit further. I may have a solution to this and I need a little feed back before I try.

If you were to make the outer three holes on the mod plate just big enough for them to slip over the lip of the bolt holes for the side cover would that not move the stator in closer to original depth and at the same time allow the factory gasket to work? It may even nullify the need to grind down the ribs for the pick up wires to clear.

What do you guys think?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-26-2012, 08:42 PM
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I racked by brain as I was doing the mod. I remember about the only thing you could do is mill down the piece you cut out of the case and use a thinner plate. I didn't have a mill, and was worried about the strength of the plate and having enough fastener engagement, so I just used Permatex Right Stuff. I got everything super clean and used a 1/4" bead- no leaks whatsoever after about 1,000 miles.

You might be able to mill off a little of the cover, too. I was able to run my pickup wires underneath the sheet metal mounting plate.
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Just an idea I had.
Any one who has done this mod has noticed that the factory gasket is no longer thick enough. Some of you may have noticed that the stator sits out a bit further. I may have a solution to this and I need a little feed back before I try.

If you were to make the outer three holes on the mod plate just big enough for them to slip over the lip of the bolt holes for the side cover would that not move the stator in closer to original depth and at the same time allow the factory gasket to work? It may even nullify the need to grind down the ribs for the pick up wires to clear.

What do you guys think?
We all just use gasket maker. The Right Stuff by Permatex is super easy to apply, cleans up easy, looks good, and is usable in like 1 minute.

It would be nice not to have to deal with scraping it off when you pop the cover, but I've gotten pretty good at it.

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yea i'm using right stuff for my whole big so i dont have to worry about it leaking anything that isnt out the tail pipes

i was also thinking that making the wholes bigger would alow the plate to hang on the lips and make installation of the cover easier

i am working out the details with gcextreame we are gonna make one and install on my bike to see how it goes
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quote: It would be nice not to have to deal with scraping it off when you pop the cover, but I've gotten pretty good at it.

how many times have you had to take the cover off?
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when i did my pickup coil mod i threw out the factory seal all together then i sprayed a light coat of white lithium grease in the groove before applying the right stuff then mounted the cover so when i took it off this time the sealant didnt stick in the groove at all it stuck beautifully to the casing and came off in one solid peace now i have a permanent gasket
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I ground down the casting of the 3 bolt holes where the plate and outer cover bolts to. Cover worked with only the gasket. Bought two longer bolts, cut the heads off, and used them for line-up bolts. Holds the stator in place while you put the cover on. Take them out as you put the panheads in.
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yup that would work too
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