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Hope this question isn't too mundane, but when I pulled off the stator cover from my '70 CL350 there was a fair amount of oil back there. I left the cover off overnight and there was about a 2" Dia oil stain on the ground the next day. Looking at the Clymer manual I couldn't tell how difficult it is to change the seal without tearing apart the whole engine.

Questions: 1) I assume oil isn't suppose to be there and is bad for the windings. 2) Can you change the seal with the engine in the frame? 3) Any special pullers/tools needed?

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Tom

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Tom,
You labor under the same misconception as many Honda CB/CL owners....there's always oil in there, it isn't a sealed compartment...lean the bike over and all the oil will flow out of the engine through that cover.

No question is too Mundane....the only Mundane question is the mundane question that is never asked...mundanely.

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yeah Tom-

like the informed guys have already mentioned, there's plenty of oil in there. and it makes setting the timing really fun...kind of a spin art project.

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Hehe..and when you combine the crankcase pulses blowing the spining oil out of the hole....it's the perfect storm of oil.

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Arrg, I should have known. I was checking out MG Innovative Products website and thinking of buying their fastener kit for CB/CL350's. I noticed in the photo the 3 long countersunk screws (for the stator cover?) had O-rings on them. I was wondering what they were for. Now it makes sense. Thanks for not clobbering a newbie for silly questions.

By the way, any comments or experiences on MG's fastener kit?

Thanks again,
Tom

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so far as i know they dont have any answers I tried getting them for little bull when i first started and gave up with those guys .no one returned calls they were out of stock ..I just remember it was to much work to get them. Hope you have better luck with them if so I might try them again.
 

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I'd be curious about those bolt kits too...gettin tired of making up my own.
Order them from MasterCarr, or whatever that site name is?
There's another place that sells metric fasteners, web store only. I'll see if I can dig up the url.
 

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Rob....I have a wall of fastners....probably 10,000 pieces...mostly SS socket head metric...but various button head, low head and inch sizes...with complete matching selections of nuts, SS nyloc, plain, jam not to mention a smattering of exotic materials. Washer is SS, hardened steel, plain steel, cad plated, copper, fender type, setup type, load distributing, locking...it's enought to drive you crazy I tell you! All from McMaster.... what I mean by tired of making up my own is I'm tired of walking over and taking them out of the drawers....6mm x 20, then some 6mm x 30, them some 6mm x 25 blah blah....I'd rather just have the kits with all the right sizes. I got bigger fish to fry baby!

Problem is most of the kits have hardware inferior to stuff you'll find at McMaster etc.

I got a pretty well equipped little shop here...if I had a neighbor like yourself with riding and building skills that could work in the shop too....well we'd have a might fine little race team. Just too much to do all by my lonesome. Sometimes it's hard to get things done the right way, or the smart way with just one head working on it.

As you can tell...it makes me loopy....no body to talk to, so I write long messages on computer groups like some pathetic angry nerd.....and yes....I play lots of online first person shooters.
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