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flywheel / magneto coming apart?

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I went to install a zipty flywheel weight today and when I was cleaning the oil from the inside of the magneto the inside spun.. I was thinking that's weird so I spun it more and more until the magnets seperated from the flywheel.. I am assuming that this is a press fit and somehow it came apart?? I cans see where it had been wearing on the stator a bit.. so I stuck it back in there and lined up the plastic spacers where they should be.. tapped it in with a rubber mallet and tried spinning it again.. didnt. I know I should probably get a new flywheel now but it runs fine. Oh and the lip on the magnet assembly is being held in by the zipty flywheel weight bolts.

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I can't imagine what you're describing, exactly. I think I'd have to see it. But in any case, I don't think I'd run it in that condition.

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Wish I took pictures while it was apart, I cant get the magnets to come out again. Its basically a sleeve that fits inside the flywheel made up of 4 magnetic strips. apparently the sleeve had slid out and started rubbing on the stator mount (not the coils). I will take it all apart again and take some pictures as soon as I get a new flywheel.

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Take it from someone that has been there, replace the flywheel before it destroys everything associated with the ignition. Had one come apart (magnet seperated from the fwheel) on a sportster & cost me plenty. You can buy the entire fwheel assembly, weight included from zipty. It'll be cheaper in the long run.

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Thanks guys, I will get the flywheel. sucks, but at least I caught it before it did any severe damage.

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