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 Post subject: 78 in DC Metro
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:38 am 
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Hi all,
I picked up a '78 recently and am looking forward to getting it on the road. My goal is a street tracker look for commuting. Right away it needed a seat so I found one on ebay and a CDI so I got one from Rex's. In the process of cleaning I noticed that the neutral switch lead was disconnected and missing. Removing one more case cover of revealed that there was no stator under the fly wheel. Crap! As many here know those things are rare so I guess this project is on hold for a while.


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 Post subject: Re: 78 in DC Metro
PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:47 am 
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Ah, somewhat unfortunate...did they say it was there when you bought it?

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 Post subject: Re: 78 in DC Metro
PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:53 am 
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betteron2wheels wrote:
Removing one more case cover of revealed that there was no stator under the fly wheel.

Unfortunately ,its a common find & I've seen a few missing over the years
A mate has a spare engine without the lot & I purchased an engine (basket case )a few years back missing it all as well
My engine came with a complete running XT so I wasn't too fussed
I've also seen them in wreckers missing them too !
The stators used to fail quite a bit on the 78s due to moisture getting into the enclosure (undetected for years)
Usually results in the hair thin winding in the ignition corroding & going open circuit :cry:
So the bike you have ,it has either failed & never repaired & the stator is wherever
Or is been pirated to get another bike going & you know the rest
Marcus has some compete kits for sale at the present & its nearly Christmas , so you better treat yourself ;)
Good luck with it , Cheers Dave

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 Post subject: Re: 78 in DC Metro
PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:43 pm 
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stewross wrote:
Ah, somewhat unfortunate...did they say it was there when you bought it?

SR :)


The bike had been sitting for a long time, the shop doesn't know where it is. Probably lost to ebay.

I'll find one eventually...

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