What is an open primary on a motorcycle?
Well-Known Member. Apr 16, 2012. Open=cool. Closed=for everyone else.
How does a Harley primary work?
The primary drive consists of an engine output sprocket or pulley (attached to the crankshaft), clutch assembly, roller chain or belt, and housing that encloses the entire assembly. The function of the drivetrain is primarily two-fold: transmit power from the engine to the rear wheel and to provide gear reduction.
Do all Harleys have belt drive?
Since ’92 all Harleys are belt driven but there are still plenty of old chain driven Harleys on the road. My ’82 Ironhead is somewhat young compared to many of the vintage bikes on the road but it’s still running a chain.
Are Harleys still belt driven?
The 1st belt driven model was in ’81, then through the rest of the 80’s Harley began slowly increasing the number of models switched over to belt drive until ’92. Since ’92 all Harleys are belt driven but there are still plenty of old chain driven Harleys on the road.
How many miles do Harley engines last?
For sports bikes, 25,000 miles can be a lot. Harley-Davidson® motorcycles are built to last much longer. If a bike has good maintenance records, no signs of damage and no oil leaks, even a bike with 40,000 to 50,000 miles can be expected to last a long time.
What should I know about a Harley Davidson stator replacement?
The Harley Davidson stator replacement and upgrade is being done with quality parts made in the USA. The unique design of Cycle Electric Inc. stators offer: Insulation able to withstand temperatures of 600° F to eliminate stator burn out. Better low speed output to reduce battery discharge at an idle.
How long does it take to change a stator?
I bet a good tech can do a stator change in less then 3 hours and a belt change would take 6 or 7 hours. If your belt has been properly maintained it should go over a 100,000 easily. To replace the drive belt is more then you are thinking. To change the stator you can cheat a bit sometimes and not take the clutch out.
Is there a way to bypass the stator?
This solution completely bypasses the stator by using a 12 volt battery to power the ignition system. Everything required can be purchased for under $50. It will work on all contact breaker point engines (old style), and some electronic controlled ignition (newer style) ones. The guide is for contact breaker systems.
What should I do if my Honda stator is weak?
Note that as written this system will bypass the CDI portion of your ignition system (if present) and replace it with a more traditional one. I devised this system when the stator on my Honda XR-100 got so weak that it couldn’t power the spark plug, preventing the engine from running.