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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-03-2006, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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Surge tank removal is cake.

Yes, it was easy, and no, I didn't pull one engine mount. I had to remove the mount for the electrical connectors behind the front coil, then disconnect everything from the rear harness and pull it through to the top of the frame, then out the side. It's still a tight fit, but I was able to remove it and clean it out without much trouble. I also learned that I'll be needing the R/R. Woohoo.

So, for all the posts I've read stating that the engine must be dropped or pulled, feel free to go back and edit accordingly.

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Keep posting what you find. Some of us with new bikes might have to search for this stuff later down the road.

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if you are needing a r/r you may wanna check the stator before you get everything reassembled. the failure order most often goes like this. battery>r/r>stator.

just wanted to give you a heads up.

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if you are needing a r/r you may wanna check the stator before you get everything reassembled. the failure order most often goes like this. battery>r/r>stator.

just wanted to give you a heads up.

No, I believe it's pretty obvious. When I disconnected the unit, one of the terminals decided to stay in the connector.

Also looks as though they tried to remove the stator, but then halfassed bolted it back in. Probably the R/R and nothing else.

Today I build the carbs.

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Of course I'm sure you checked the voltage from the stator at different rpms, and checked the resistance relative to ground, right?

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Of course I'm sure you checked the voltage from the stator at different rpms, and checked the resistance relative to ground, right?

No, I just sort of bolted it back in. Wasn't too important at the moment. It's running great so far, but I'm going in baby steps. Baby budget, you know? Today's my birthday. I'm 22 years old, and I spent better than half the day working on the bike.

My best gift was the one I gave myself. I heard it run, and it was good.

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Glad to here you got it running. Now the fun begins.

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Well, if it's charging the battery I guess your OK. If not, well then you know what's wrong.

The baby budget might be a bigger budget if you got rid of some of those bikes and cars and things. When in doubt, use eBay.

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Well Happy B~Day Dave
Glad ya got the bike runnin' !!


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