Below we'll show you how to remove the flywheel (Also referred to as a rotor) from a 2 stroke motorcycle, as well as we'll show you where you can get a flywheel puller, as a specialized puller is necessary for removing the flywheel without inflicting damage to expensive parts.
As you may already be aware, 2 stroke dirt bikes have electronic components behind the flywheel and removal of the flywheel is often necessary to gain unobstructed access to the left hand crank seal for inspection or replacement, as well as having the flywheel out of the way will allow you a close visual inspection of the electronics housed behind the flywheel, or will enable you to split the cases for crankshaft or transmission related service operations.
When working on a 2 stroke motorcycle with a run on condition or a high idle, the problem can occasionally be tracked to a leaking LH crank seal which is essentially a vacuum leak allowing unmetered and unfiltered air into the engine which can ruin a perfectly good piston and cylinder (among other parts) in no time.
On the bikes which won't start at all, or are experiencing electrical issues such as intermittent open circuits (no continuity), removal of the flywheel will allow you a close visual inspection of the stator and any lighting, or exciter coil(s) as these occasionally develop loose connections at the solder joints resulting in intermittent misfires, lights that are dim or have no lighting power at all, or a motorcycle that loses spark completely.
Once you're determined to remove the flywheel, before actually removing the flywheel it's wise to check the left crank bearing for any wear, as worn crank bearings will require replacement and checking these is usually easier with the flywheel installed as it will allow you more to grasp than only the end of the crank.
The flywheel is pressed to the crank via the center nut, with a tapered fit on a keyed shaft, and removal of the flywheel from the crankshaft does require a special flywheel puller, as no other type of pullers are suitable, and attempting to use anything other than a flywheel puller is sure to result in a damaged flywheel and / or crankshaft.
Once the flywheel is removed, the stator plate, along with the coil(s) and pickup(s) and all of their mounting hardware will be visible, enabling you to remove the fasteners securing the entire stator plate to the crankcase, ultimately allowing unrestricted access to the electronics and left crank seal.
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