Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by Jim, Mar 15, 2019.
looking at all of the shiny 'new' rotors, I have been wondering if there is any noticeable effect by brushing off the outer metal that gets magnetized? I ask because mine still have an even coating only with some crud. A screw driver still slaps down on them all. Going to clean the copper and take some xxxx grit paper to the area I scratched with the multi-meter probes....to distract me from thinking about I just fried my HF sonic cleaner (water).
Hot off the press!!
This is a TCI rotor. Will work for any year XS650.
See comment #1 for details.
I'm interested in your rotor. I have 2 TCI rotors which need re-winding. 1 could be a core and 1 to re-wind as your schedule permits? Please let me know your current pricing and procedure to get them to you.
PM sent. Current pricing is as listed in comment #1
Here's another. Made for the 70-79 bikes before the TCI system. Anyone notice anything "special" about it?
Same as always, read comment #1 for terms and conditions.
2 rows of 3 screws?
Ding ding ding....
4 brass screws,
You didn't show a before pic.
Now I see in your pic in #143 all the screws are on the inside with just the magnet on the outer.
Nice work Jim!
EVERYONE - if you have alternator trouble - here are the steps you take:
DO NOT order a PMA - put your wallet away.
Be sure that all electrical connections are clean and secure (like say, those two big screws holding the + and - terminals on the top of the battery);
Check that your battery is fully charged to 12.5-12.7 volts AND that it will hold a charge overnight AND that it will run your headlight or turn signals - with the engine OFF - for at least 20 minutes before the voltage across the + and - terminals drops below 12 volts;
Check your alternator brush length (this takes ~10 minutes and requires a #2 and a #1 JIS screwdriver) - and if they are OK, go to Step 5;
Go through the article XS650 Charging Systems for Dummies by Jim (the article is attached as a .pdf and it is easy to follow, doesn't take a lot of fancy electrical know-how or expensive tools and it will help you to identify your problem - plus it gives you an excuse to buy a nifty new tool - a multimeter - which can be had at Horrible Fright, Princess Auto, Crappy Tire, RadioSchmuck or WallyWorld for about $10-15);
Depending on the results of your tests, either get a new modern regulator-rectifier unit (unlikely if all the connections are clean and secure) or order one of Jim's superb re-wound rotors as advertised above. They literally are better than new.
See Step 1.
I got one of Jim's first re-winds for my 1976 XS650C (the troublesome, but endearing Lucille ) a couple of years ago but, being a stubborn engineer, I wanted to see how long the original rotor would survive in-service and about 10 days ago on a ride with Lakeview and TotalFool, I found out.....
Nicely done on the PDF Pete.
Writing and editing technical documents is my "thang"!
Memorial Day Special.
$99 shipped anywhere stateside.
Crikey..... what a deal!!
Next one is for me.
With or without the magnet?
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