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XV920 1982 racer build

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Hi guys,

A few days ago I started on my XV920 that I recently bought. Its my first time working on a bike so it's a little overwhelming but so far it's going alright. I opened up the left side of the engine because it didnt start and the starter wasn't sounding healthy.
As expected the starter gear looks pretty worn down so I'll flip that around and see if that makes a difference. But I also came across this.
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The stator coils seem to have some wear on them. I'm thinking this would render it useless because the coils are touching now but I honestly don't know. Also I have not a single clue how it would have worn like this. Any suggestions?

All help will be massively appreciated.馃檹
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You can offset the wheel track if you put a sidecar on the bike, otherwise no, the rear wheel needs to follow the front wheel faithfully.
Your wrong on offset wheel track .I seen it alot on the wide tire harley back when it was popular rode alot like that .one was 录inch off center line of bike .it was the first 300 back tire I rode.
Is that an example of good or bad handling :unsure:
and why would you not adjust for the quarter inch offset at the front spokes
They rode fine an straight take hands off bars no wobble .most of them had mag wheels so no spokes .I think it would be better to try an keep everything in line with the centerline of bike but if you need to move rear tire over to clear chain its not that big of a deal hes probably not going to be dragging a knee.
Did it like making right hand turns or left hand turns better?
Pushing a 250 or a 300 back tire threw corners is a different feeling but never noticed a difference from right to left but if your on a track banging corners you might.
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