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Assuming I'm running a magneto and no lights, I can just ditch the generator. But is it that simple? I would make a cover plate for the hole. How about the oil slinger? Am I ok without it. And I wouldn't even need the idler gear anymore correct?
Oh, I'm talking pan/knuckle/flathead here.
 
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Just bolt on a block off plate, leave the idler gear, it wont hurt......

......Roach.
 

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Assuming I'm running a magneto and no lights, I can just ditch the generator. But is it that simple? I would make a cover plate for the hole. How about the oil slinger? Am I ok without it. And I wouldn't even need the idler gear anymore correct?
Oh, I'm talking pan/knuckle/flathead here.
you can ditch the generator, my pan is running shovel left side case with alternator, it had a generfator casing bolted on the front of the engine when I got it, i removed this and replaced it with a blanking plate / spin on oil filter mount (like a evo sportster)

idler gear is adding knowing except extra friction, extra reciprocating weight and extra weight, if its a race bike you are building everything points to removing it
 

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Yeah, that's where my thinking was taking me as well. The idler might as well not be present. Thanks.
 

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Any advantage to running a vent from the generator block-off plate? I remember seeing that on a vintage H-D racebike at one point.

Scott
 
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