So a few months back I set out to replace the stator the old fashion way by pulling the motor. I did it this way because i believed the muddy looking stuff in my cooling water and the over heating was due to a leaky head gasket.
For those of you who are avid followers of this site subsequently read my post about ripping the head off of the reverse threaded bolt on the end of the balancing shaft.
Well, I split the crank, and got it all back together, got it back in the bike and SHE'S ALIVE! cranked her over with no gas for a good amount of time to get the oil circulating then turned the gas on and she fired. Not right up, but still.
I'm in the final fine tuning and i have some questions.....
1. I did an ear shave when i was putting it all back together and is there suppose to be noticably more engine noise? it doesn't sound clicky like valves or timing chains or anything, nor exhaust noise, just like loud haha. Hard to explain. I just want to make sure its not a problem from my rebuild.
2. The elbow that comes out of the right cover that goes into the crank case between the jugs leaks, i really dont want to pull the cover off the side and this motor WILL NOT go thru another rebuilt as far as i'm concerned. I was going to just JB Weld around it and call it a day but does anyone have any better ideas? The previous rebuild that someone else did involved a pile of O rings there that i replaced with gasket maker that i guess i didn't use enough of.
3. I replaced the stator with one from TPE and the voltage at the battery while running is still under 13V, i've heard lots of claims that his are suppose to be like 14V. Even while holding at 3K it wont go over 13V. should i just replace the R/R. It looked new and the previous owner said he replaced it so i believed him. If i do i've got my eye on a MOSFET universal conversion.
Theres a big difference between starting in the driveway and reliable daily driver but considering the rebuild was done by me and my buddy, which for all practical purposes was a science project over many 30 packs of busch, starting a reving is a big step in the right direction.
Thanks for the info, i couldn't have done it with out this forum