It should come as no shock that Davin has little resistance to a bit of wire-crossing. The Honda Trail 70 restoration proves that. The engine is on its way back together, which means that the charging system needs a bit of love before things can get finalized. Luckily, it’s only a few tools and a dab of solder to have this stator ready charge.

The stator of a motorcycle is akin to the alternator of an automobile. Because motorcycle engines tend to be compact, the stator gets tucked inside the case rather than bolted on the outside. Like its bigger, automotive relative, a motorcycle’s stator is comprised of just a few parts: copper windings, a large magnet, and the wiring to direct the created current. The Trail 70’s stator was actually in acceptable shape when the bike arrived on Davin’s workbench, but that is not good enough for the Redline Rebuild expert.

A couple screws and a dab of solder to make the final connection, and the Trail 70 is ready to charge again. Assembly continues next week and if you don’t want to miss an update, be sure to subscribe to the Hagerty YouTube channel.

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