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Cyclery 32e Look A Like Generator Help

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Post by ravaged » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:24 am

Hey all...need some help. Does anyone have any experience with the Cyclery 32e look-a-like generator (link below)? When installing into a 45 I cannot get the generator to seat all the way against the engine case. These are supposed to be designed for a 45 so I'm not sure what's causing this but my thinking is it likely is the extra thread extending past the oil slinger on the end of the gear. I could cut this down to try it but before I do I'm wondering if anyone else has run into any challenges with this generator and a 45. Here are a few pictures of the gear on the end of the gen. As always, thanks for the help. By the way it was hell removing the generator, way harder than it should have been. It took a lot of fighting just to get it out. Again, I seem to think the threads must have been catching the breather on the cam case or something like that.

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Re: Cyclery 32e Look A Like Generator Help

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Post by ravaged » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:44 am

Think I might have figured it out...seems the gear might be wrong. The slinger looks too wide.

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Re: Cyclery 32e Look A Like Generator Help

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Post by RUBONE » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:08 am

The slinger looks fine. As you determined the threads sticking out interfere with the cam cover plate that runs against the slinger. They need to be removed or the cover needs to be assembled with the generator sitting in place. The slinger needs to go to the far side of the idler gear but that extra thread won't let it. Common problem on all generators with the two brush style armature.

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Re: Cyclery 32e Look A Like Generator Help

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Post by ravaged » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:13 am

Thanks Rubone. I found another 45 slinger I had which is a repop. It’s definitely not as wide. I’ll try cutting down the threads as you suggested. Are there production year variations on the width these gears?
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Re: Cyclery 32e Look A Like Generator Help

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Post by Buddhahoodvatoloco » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:37 am

NO, NO, NO I think that slinger is for a BT..
But let the chorus chime in.
Just out of curiosity, do 45 CI have a generator strap.
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Thanks Rubone. I found another 45 slinger I had which is a repop. It’s definitely not as wide. I’ll try cutting down the threads as you suggested. Are there production year variations on the width these gears?

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Re: Cyclery 32e Look A Like Generator Help

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Post by RUBONE » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:20 am

The larger diameter slinger (1-5/8) is K model. BT and 45 sidevalve use the same gear. All 45s to '57 use a strap, same as all other models.

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Re: Cyclery 32e Look A Like Generator Help

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Post by ravaged » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:26 am

The slinger that’s installed currently is 1 5/8”. So should I swap to the narrower slinger and cut the threads down or are you saying that the larger k model slinger will work on the BTs and 45s as long as the threads get cut down. Going in a WLA. Thanks all!

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Re: Cyclery 32e Look A Like Generator Help

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Post by RUBONE » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:44 am

Use the smaller one if the splines are a good snug fit. The Sealing ring it mates to in the timing cover is sized for it.

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Re: Cyclery 32e Look A Like Generator Help

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Post by Buddhahoodvatoloco » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:45 am

Umm, my slinger on bt..
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Re: Cyclery 32e Look A Like Generator Help

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Post by RUBONE » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:24 pm

That is the right one for BT SV on the crusty genny, the other is OHV.

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Re: Cyclery 32e Look A Like Generator Help

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Post by Buddhahoodvatoloco » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:28 pm

FYI the guy that blessed me with the gennies, stated that the slinger needs to be spaced/shimmed to fit and perform correctly. Said it's in the BOOK, have not bothered to look.

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Re: Cyclery 32e Look A Like Generator Help

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Post by ravaged » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:51 am

I swapped the slinger out for the smaller one and the gen now seats great and is removed easily. I didn’t need to cut the threads down after all. Thanks all!! You all are super helpful as always.

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Re: Cyclery 32e Look A Like Generator Help

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Post by Buddhahoodvatoloco » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:03 am

You did what :lol: :wink: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Cyclery 32e Look A Like Generator Help

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Post by RUBONE » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:10 am

Vato, don't confuse 3 brush with 2 brush gear attachment!!

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Re: Cyclery 32e Look A Like Generator Help

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Post by Buddhahoodvatoloco » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:15 am

Okie dokie. :lol:
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Vato, don't confuse 3 brush with 2 brush gear attachment!!

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