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Gear Case (cams, idlers, cam cover)
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- Bikes: Harley Davidson 1959 FL Panhead
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Makes sense why it was not covered in the manuals Robbie. This should make my generator removal less painful without the worry of aligning any shims. I will pull out generator inspect oil leak and replace generator gasket and hopefully home sweet home. Oh, forget to mention with generator out. Shoukd I check internal components like brushes, feild coils, armature e.t.c, and clean any dirt, oil or grime that might exist inside the generator? This should be an easy process or am I just creating a thorn in my side?
I also noticed a small leak under my generator, changed the gasket, same thing, 2nd time I noticed the lower engine case hole was lower than the gasket surface. This time I used a little extra sealer below the hole and after it was tightened wiped away the extra and let dry. hope this works, haven't run it again yet. I will try to post an image
Here is a picture of the lower generator hole, anyone else ever see this problem ?
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Also note the circles 90 degrees out from the bolt holes. These are from the generator side and sometimes don't seal due to a very thin area on both sides of the hole that compress the gasket. looks very close on the lower one.