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Author Topic: Oil on magneto  (Read 363 times)

Offline Babygrunt8863

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Oil on magneto
« on: Dec 18, 2017, 00:58:33 »
Hello I have a 78 cb125s that has oil standing inside the magneto chamber. If this is a problem how serious is it and how can I fix it? Thanks

Offline millermatic187

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Re: Oil on magneto
« Reply #1 on: Dec 18, 2017, 01:10:05 »
How much oil? Itís normal to have a little bit laying in the bottom.


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Offline crazypj

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Re: Oil on magneto
« Reply #2 on: Dec 18, 2017, 11:58:37 »
Completely normal, it helps cool the windings. It will 'pour' out if you have bike on side stand. Usually, you need to put a 3/4" piece of wood under left center stand leg and yes, it does make a mess when using timing light
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CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
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Offline Babygrunt8863

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Re: Oil on magneto
« Reply #3 on: Dec 18, 2017, 19:20:56 »
There us probably 1/4 of an inch of oil inside. On side stand I took off the inspection cover and it dripped a little but there wasn't enough for it to pour out

Offline crazypj

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Re: Oil on magneto
« Reply #4 on: Dec 18, 2017, 21:41:37 »
You probably checked oil level properly then. Too many people check on side-stand instead of with bike upright plus.
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
Best thing I ever overheard
"yep, PJ's my boss, he taught me everything I know, just didn't teach me everything he knows"
Brian Morgan, 1982

CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

Offline Babygrunt8863

  • Posts: 4
Re: Oil on magneto
« Reply #5 on: Dec 18, 2017, 23:02:08 »
I was told by a friend I needed to get the motor rebuilt if there was oil where the magneto was so I'm glad I don't have to worry about getting all of that done now. Thanks for the help