replaced the rear tire and added new wheel bearings in the rear
wheel but forgot to take pictures of that. I have been having
some issues with the battery not charging and decided to fix
it once and for all.
I had already replaced the rectifier but that did not help so
now I just replaced the whole set with a new setup from Spyke
and will figure out what was wrong with the old set later.
removing the outer primary, clutch, belt, starter motor bolts
and finally the inner primary I had reached the alternator.
The rotor would not come off so I made a little puller. One
of the ears of the inner primary had cracked but that will have
to wait untill the winter.
weak point in the original design was alwways the plug that
connects the stator to the rectifier. I was glad to see the
Spyke kit came with a much better connector.(picture below)
installing the rotor, stator and rectifier from the Spyke kit
I noticed the rotor was not turning freely because it touched
the inner primary. I took it all apart again, (had to make a
new puller for the Spyke rotor...) and saw no other solution
than to machine the rotor or the inner primary
"a little bit" of grinding on the inner primary the
rotor could now rotate freely and all was bolted back together.
When building this bike a few years ago I had made a special
tool to reach those 2 hard-to-reach bolts that connect the starter
to the inner primary, this came in handy now. Bike now charges
I added a cover to the front wheel to cover up the hub, time
to ride again!