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As some of you know, I am the new owner of a 1987 TW. I replaced the CDI, got a battery, got another carb, and voila! It ran! Noisy thing. One sound was like marbles rolling around, so I searched and learned others made the same remark. The answers to the noise ranged from, "buy earplugs," to"that's the way they are." After riding around the woods for a while, I stalled it, and tried to crank it. It wouldn't crank. I tried the kickstart, and it wouldn't move. "Frozen," thought I. I opened up one side today to discover:





Apparently one screw had fallen out, and was rolling around, followed by one side of the stator, after being ripped out of its place. I have one broken screw, and a plastic part around one magnet loose, but the motor now is free.



What are your suggestions?



Thanks!



Mark
 

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Wow. That redefines "ugly". The really hard part might be getting rid of all the shrapnel.



Might be able to help. Check your mail.
 

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The fun part was trying not to get the tweezers drawn to the magnets! At least the stator assembly is shared by a number of years, and not specific to the '87. MY
 

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Slightly off topic and I don't mean to critise but this illustrates perfectly how difficult it is to diagnose engine noises on the internet.

Some people think all engines should sound like a Swiss watch while others think imminent destruction is normal.

Anyway I hope you can fix it soon.
 

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The fun part was trying not to get the tweezers drawn to the magnets! At least the stator assembly is shared by a number of years, and not specific to the '87. MY


Are you in AZ, I have a complete 87 motor that I would be sell you. PM me
 
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