How do you check if the alternator is functioning properly.

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by EnderTheX, May 8, 2011.

  1. dpike

    dpike BeeKeeper Supporter

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  2. Jonno.T

    Jonno.T n00b

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    dpike you are a LEGEND.
    Back out to the garage to Get This Done.
    THANK YOU
  3. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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    you did put locktite on the internal bolts right?

    Lube the shafts of the starter reduction gearing before re-assembly.
    The step was added to the shop manual a few versions back...
    I looked up Kluberpaste on the internet and had something similar ... but forget what it was now...
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    Now on to your "real" question:

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  4. rjmorel

    rjmorel Dual Sporticus

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    Why is there so little oil around the stator?
    Would more oil being sloshed around like a 125 Honda single cool it better?
    Why are the cover bolts tightened in the order in the above pic?
    I 'm used to tightening one then going 180 degrees and tighten one then work your way around the case.
    I put grease on my new gaskets and usually it keeps gasket from sticking to cases and not ripping. On my 09 F650GS twin the case gets so hot that it fries the gasket to the case on the exhaust side.
    So with the pandemic I'm thinking in conspiracy mode and thought I'd conspire about my BMW today with these very serious questions.
    :D
  5. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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    Conspiracy R Us....

    I've thought about that too much myself...:photog

    They did fix it in the re-design :fpalm

    Rotax ... / BMW ... really they should have understood this...

    How about this ... they needed all the oil for the clutch?


    I got nuth'n on the bolt sequence..............:dunno