I bit the bullet and had the magneto rebuilt, but I did manage to do a deal, he wanted some parts made, and I wanted the magneto, good deal done.
This is what Chris wanted in exchange, a lot of work........ but a deal is a deal in my book.
In return this is what I got, and what a bloody mess it was inside......
As you can see a lot of the internals were rubbish, plus it had a rewind, was vacuum impregnated with resin, a new capacitor, new slip ring, bearings, thrust pad etc etc. Very nice job though and now my bike runs, it still really wants to kill me or throw me through the roof, but I know it, so sooner or later it will give up that trick.