Stripping out is just work: dirty, greasy grimy work, on this bike. Found a lot more careless (negligent!) maintenance. The bike did run, though, so it says a lot for the toughness of these ole gals.
Take of the front cover: greasy, grimy, but basically all there. Diode board tested OK, rotor had an open, so it was nfg, stator status is up for grabs... it can all be cleaned up