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Evil,
That charging system doesn't have any permanent magnets. Not sure of the technical term but that's an "alternator" you have there. It requires a battery to excite the field coils to produced the magnetic field required to make power. Basically it's the same type system found on older cars.
I haven't seen a system like that on a bike since I was working on old Harleys.
I'd talk to the Gilera people...they'd probably know all the likely problem areas.
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