The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Sportster Motorcycle Era Specific and Model Specific > Ironhead Sportster Motorcycle Talk (1957-1985)
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Ironhead Sportster Motorcycle Talk (1957-1985) For all those that wanna talk about Ironhead Sportster Motorcycles

Active Threads
0 XL883L 2006 coughing and backfiring
Last Post: sportsterdoc
Posted On: 16 Minutes Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 223
0 What did you do for your sporty Today?
Last Post: hammer6315
Posted On: 28 Minutes Ago
Replies: 5,629
Views: 667,162
0 FS: Stock HD Solo Seat
Last Post: wrkdWS6
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 12
6 What gasket sealer goo do you like?
Last Post: 60Gunner
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 74
0 Bendix / Zenith questions
Last Post: smokey 2
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 145
0 S&S IST Ignition
Last Post: 60Gunner
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 40
3 Wtb, Wts, Wtt, Wtg (Ironhead)
Last Post: mitch500
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 206,242
0 Shock Length Increase And Ride Height Increase New Question.
Last Post: Folkie
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 29
0 Those little ways to personalize your bike...
Last Post: harley506d
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,378
0 Solo spring seat on 08 Nightster?
Last Post: Toejam503
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 357
0 Roads I'd like to ride.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 996
Views: 61,695
0 Long commute
Last Post: Tony F.
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
0 timing troubles!
Last Post: needspeed
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,085
0 JACKHAMMER 570 Cams!
Last Post: aswracing
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 45,246
5 what are these holes used to do?sportster gas tank
Last Post: shanneba
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 48
0 ....1
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 4,771
Views: 238,718
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 42,532
Views: 6,597,539
0 Hello from Tennessee
Last Post: oreocat1
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 222
0 Any K model guys interested in cam regrinding?
Last Post: Chuckthebeatertruck
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 147
Views: 12,238
14 Iconic Parts that say it's a Harley!
Last Post: Toejam503
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 2,633
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 9,621
Views: 802,829
0 Dyno Chart Reference: 1250 (all 1250 conversions: 883-1250, 1200-1250)
Last Post: Folkie
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 74,497
6 Secret photo"s of folkies loft
Last Post: DEEP DIVER
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,480
Views: 212,815
0 Iree's late night cafe
Last Post: sportytrace
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,008
Views: 106,656
0 It's stalkie's Birthday!
Last Post: stalkie
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 89
0 What Sort Of Sporty Have You Got?
Last Post: Folkie
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,067
Views: 285,316
0 Adapting an '97 rear fender to an 2000?
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 78
0 Your Favorite Style
Last Post: 83ironman
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 464
Views: 175,783
0 Official XLForum Poll: What kind of bars are you running?
Last Post: clif02
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 651
Views: 143,004
0 Horn and starter button stop working
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 476
More...
Members Birthdays
Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 29th April 2009
supr2nr's Avatar
supr2nr supr2nr is offline
Drag Race Champion
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 353
Sportster/Buell Model: Ironhead
Sportster/Buell Year: 1976
Reputation: 161
supr2nr is on a distinguished roadsupr2nr is on a distinguished road
Default Generator

Looking down at the generator from the top which arm is the Field and which is the Armature?

If I'm not mistaken the left would be Armature and the right would be Field correct?
__________________
- Randy
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 29th April 2009
FourCams's Avatar
FourCams FourCams is offline
Senior Chief Master Mechanic 1st Class
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,294
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1969
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1972
Other Motorcycle Model: FXSTC
Other Motorcycle Year: 1996
Reputation: 5013
FourCams is just really niceFourCams is just really niceFourCams is just really niceFourCams is just really niceFourCams is just really niceFourCams is just really niceFourCams is just really niceFourCams is just really niceFourCams is just really niceFourCams is just really niceFourCams is just really nice
Default

Look really closely on the generator housing. The "A" and "F" should be stamped near the terminals.
Usually the A is on the left but there's no guarantee. Some are different. If you can't find the stampings you can tell by looking at the brush leads. The one that's riveted to the brush plate goes to the "F" terminal.
__________________
♠ 1969 XLCH ♠ 1972 XLCH ♠ 1996 FXSTC ♠
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 30th April 2009
IronMick's Avatar
IronMick IronMick is offline
Rider Of The Iron Steed
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: London, ON Canada
Posts: 31,550
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1978
Reputation: 844810
IronMick has a reputation beyond reputeIronMick has a reputation beyond reputeIronMick has a reputation beyond reputeIronMick has a reputation beyond reputeIronMick has a reputation beyond reputeIronMick has a reputation beyond reputeIronMick has a reputation beyond reputeIronMick has a reputation beyond reputeIronMick has a reputation beyond reputeIronMick has a reputation beyond reputeIronMick has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Most have the A being closer to the front. I have actually seen one that is opposite. It is an older one. Did not know it was different until it would not work; opened it up and said "this is wired wrong"; then realized it was opposite.

Scrape off some paint and look closely for the indented letters in the metal case.
__________________
Mick
IronHead Forever!

Visit Mick's WebSite
[And Check Out My Autobiog]
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Sponsored Links
All times are GMT +1. The time now is 18:02.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC