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Offline Marqs1979

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K2F magneto rebuild
« on: 16.01. 2014 21:10 »
I'll switch to new bearings in my K2F magneto. Should I grease the bearings?

Offline wilko

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Re: K2F magneto rebuild
« Reply #1 on: 16.01. 2014 22:48 »
Have fun removing the old ones without the tool!

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Re: K2F magneto rebuild
« Reply #2 on: 16.01. 2014 23:23 »
Have fun removing the old ones without the tool!

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Re: K2F magneto rebuild
« Reply #3 on: 17.01. 2014 00:12 »
Yes the bearings do have to be greased witha high temperature grease.

It is a bit more complex than just "fitting new bearings", they have to be adjusted for end float using shims that go behind the inner race plus the outer races have fibre insulaters under them that come in a variety of thicknesses.

I would suggest you send your magneto to someone for a complete overhaul, get it done properly and you wont have to worry about it for many years.

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Re: K2F magneto rebuild
« Reply #4 on: 19.01. 2014 14:10 »
Yes the bearings do have to be greased witha high temperature grease.

It is a bit more complex than just "fitting new bearings", they have to be adjusted for end float using shims that go behind the inner race plus the outer races have fibre insulaters under them that come in a variety of thicknesses.

I would suggest you send your magneto to someone for a complete overhaul, get it done properly and you wont have to worry about it for many years.

I think it's fun to screw and try to do everything myself. Getting loose bearing races was taken by that hard :) This page is awesome :) http://www.brightsparkmagnetos.com/condensectomy/reassembling_magneto.htm