This might be a stupid question, but do I need to drain the oil before I remove the alternator cover? I know it's part of the crank case, but I've been told that I don't need to drain the oil as the alternator only holds a small part of oil.
Secondly, do I need to replace the gasket or can I just use the old one? Not trying to be cheap but I want to work on the bike tomorrow (Monday) and stores are not open until Tuesday.
The reason why I need to take it out is because I would like to repaint it. It's all scratched from lowsiding on gravel. Can anybody sugguest what type of paint to use?
Lastly, I heard that you need to use some sort of sealant to seal the part where the electrical wire comes out. What is that sealant called and where can I get some?
Thanks for any help.