Posted September 14, 2002 - 04:47 PM
Posted September 14, 2002 - 04:57 PM
[ September 14, 2002, 07:58 PM: Message edited by: skthom2320 ]
Posted September 14, 2002 - 05:46 PM
Posted September 14, 2002 - 05:54 PM
Posted September 14, 2002 - 06:03 PM
Posted September 14, 2002 - 06:35 PM
Posted September 14, 2002 - 06:57 PM
As a last resort, turn the bike upside down or just cry uncle and take it to your dealer, whatever.
You must make absolutely certain that it’s not down in the engine.
Posted September 14, 2002 - 07:42 PM
Drain the oil and turn it over. I had good luck with this when a circlip (DOH!) went south.
Start with the head, there's lots of cavities in there. If it went down the timing chain cavity, there isn't much anywhere for it to go. Just fishing with a magnet should find it anywhere in the head or left side cover.
My guess is it's in the garage. I'm a slob except for my tools and garage floor (even my bike is roughed up). The garage floor is swept and spot cleaned each time I do engine or chassis work. The reason is things are so much easier to find when the floor's clean.
Posted September 14, 2002 - 09:00 PM
Posted September 14, 2002 - 09:23 PM
Remember that the stator is magnetic, it may have stuck to something down the bottom...
You could try turning the engine by hand (using the crank/flywheel bolt) and see if it dislodges so your magnet can perhaps find it...
Also, some of those magnetic tools from SuperCheap parts places are not very strong magnets, so it may be marginal trying to get it to stick anyway, you may have to find a stronger magnet...
Look on the sump guard or anywhere else it may have lodged if it did fall outside of the engine...
[ September 15, 2002, 12:31 AM: Message edited by: yamaha.dude ]