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March 10, 2021, 09:41:45 AM
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I thought you were taking pictures so you can put it back together without the Princess' help  lol

March 11, 2021, 10:38:54 AM
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I thought you were taking pictures so you can put it back together without the Princess' help  lol

  @maniacmac,

  You're not wrong.

Cheers,
Ferrous

April 13, 2021, 03:47:48 PM
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  I may have mentioned that I’m replacing the Voltage Rec/Reg.  Is there a wrong way to reconnect the 3 wire connection?

Thanks in advance!

Cheers,
Ferrous

April 13, 2021, 05:39:45 PM
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Nope, one for each phase. It doesn't know which is which unless you tell it lol
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April 13, 2021, 07:37:22 PM
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Nope, one for each phase. It doesn't know which is which unless you tell it lol

  @maniacmac,

  Thank You, that’s a relief.  Only four bolts holding it on but, it’s a few minutes saved!

Cheers,
Ferrous

April 20, 2021, 05:34:36 PM
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  I've just looked back at the beginning of this project, Gees!  I've been working on this for almost a year!  First one thing, then another, a few distractions, and, "Reasons" have made this longer, and, more drawn out than it should have been.  For those of you that have stuck around, Thank You!  For ALL of you that have been helpful and supportive, an even bigger, "THANK YOU"!

  One word might sum this update up clearly, Progress!  All the parts, new and used have been put back on except for the seat.  I'm still puttering around with the new ECM, but, it has been started and running.  Like before, if you want to just look at the pictures, you will find them here:  Photo Album, This sounds like an expensive fix...

  Alright, let's get you caught up.

  Starting with a little house keeping and cleanup before reassembly.  I have read many times how critical it is to remove all the old Loctite before using a new fastener and fresh Loctite.  That's also included in the instructions from Baker Drivetrain.  First a 9/16-12 bottoming tap, a little compressed air, brake cleaner, and a little more compressed air.  Then letting the hole dry completely.





  The original blue Loctite was removed with a wire brush, cleaned with more brake cleaner, then red Loctite was applied.



  Despite the advice given earlier in this thread, removing and reinstalling the Starter Bolts was a complete pain in the butt!



  Is it just me, or does the Baker Compensator look more "Quality"?





  This is a lousy picture of the new spring pack from Baker.  After installation the outermost ring is loose and free to spin.  I was told that is normal.



  Normally, my OCD tendencies wouldn't allow me to post this picture with the lettering on the new compensator sideways.  I worked it out and let this slide.


BAKER Drivetrain

  Yeah, I can't really explain this.







The look and feel of the new Stator and Voltage Reg/Rectifier also appear to be good quality.  After startup yesterday I got a reading of 14.08 volts at the battery.  When I checked it back in September, (Reply #36) it showed 12.65 volts.  I'm considering that a win!


Cycle Electric Inc.

  More to follow.

Cheers,
Ferrous

April 22, 2021, 09:38:23 PM
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Thanks for the update and great pictures
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April 30, 2021, 07:38:23 PM
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  It’s all back together!  I did a hot lap to the nearest, “big town” and it ran like “butta”.  No parts fell off, no battery light, no “hot restart” issue.  Checking now for oil leaks with a very technical tool known as cardboard.  Results to be announced later.
Thank You to all that have helped, Thank You to all that have been following along!
  Maybe just a couple more pics and final thoughts later, right now, I have some riding to do, (and maybe some laundry).

Many Cheers!
Ferrous

April 30, 2021, 09:15:59 PM
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April 30, 2021, 09:22:51 PM
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Congratulations and thanks for taking us along for the fix with your words and pictures.
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May 03, 2021, 02:57:07 PM
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  It’s all back together!  I did a hot lap to the nearest, “big town” and it ran like “butta”.  No parts fell off, no battery light, no “hot restart” issue.  Checking now for oil leaks with a very technical tool known as cardboard.  Results to be announced later.
Thank You to all that have helped, Thank You to all that have been following along!
  Maybe just a couple more pics and final thoughts later, right now, I have some riding to do, (and maybe some laundry).

Many Cheers!
Ferrous

  I spoke too soon about parts falling off.  It was a very minor repair, and not related to any of the work I had been doing.  Baling wire saves the Day!


  After a closer inspection of the old Stator, I think I may have found the problem with the charging system.


  I have a nasty habit of lugging the motor, I don't know why, I just do.  While I could hear the motor straining, I couldn't feel it like I had.  I'm guessing the new Compensator had something to do with it.


  My bike ran like a, "Stabbed Rat".  I have already considered it may just be a placebo effect, but, I don't think that's the case here.  There is a very noticeable lack of hesitation when giving a whack on the throttle. After a brain transplant with the new EFI MODULE - ThunderMax I think I'm going to see some real performance increases.  I'll know better in another few hundred miles.  With the built in "Auto Tune" function I think it's already made some improvements.


  As promised, I did find another use for my new torch.  If anyone has a recipes for Creme Brullee they want to share, please do.  "Simple" is the key word when talking recipes.


  That is all for now...

Cheers!
Ferrous

May 03, 2021, 03:58:13 PM
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maniacmac

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If a shop did the work they would have been blamed for the exhaust falling off lol
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May 03, 2021, 04:05:09 PM
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If a shop did the work they would have been blamed for the exhaust falling off lol

  Right!

Cheers,
Ferrous

May 14, 2021, 07:17:45 PM
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Here is how we make Cream Brulee




enjoy using your shop torch in the Kitchen
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May 15, 2021, 08:30:17 AM
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You are a talented man! Kitchen skills!
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