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Topic: Rusty rotors
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Rusty rotors XT500C
on: June 4, 2013, 22:14

Do you suffer from RUSTY ROTORS?????

just taken off the generator outer cover and found rotor badly rusted, does water get in here normally? i was thinking it might be condensation? is this common, and do you think making a small drain hole will cure it?

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Re: Rusty rotors
on: June 4, 2019, 10:14

There should be a gasket between the cover and the crankcase. Its often missing and thats how water gets in, fit a new one if it looks compromised or is missing. I would not drill a drain hole.

You can make one from gasket paper or cereal packet cardboard. Its just there to keep the weather out its not holding in oil.

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Re: Rusty rotors
on: June 5, 2019, 21:19

hi there no need to make a hole as there is a breather pipe already there top of the top of the stator cover .and looks like there s been no gasket on the cover damp may have got in.

cheers bob

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