Edited by toadl, 08 March 2012 - 02:59 PM.
What's wrong with my charging system?
Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:57 PM
Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:09 PM
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 05:44 PM
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 09:25 AM
Posted 11 March 2012 - 03:58 PM
You might have to turn your volume up.
My friend says it sounds like valves, but again, I don't think the sound was there before. Or maybe I'm being paranoid. You decide.
Edit: I just took it for a test ride and am now 85% sure the sound wasn't there before. Could I have messed something up by rotating any of the exposed gears?
Edited by Boris4ka, 11 March 2012 - 06:36 PM.
Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:22 AM
Are you sure the trigger coil was routed properly? It is the one on the outside of the flywheel and others have had the wire rub if it wasn't under the guard properly. Same might go for the other wires on their way out of the case.
Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:45 PM
Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:07 AM
Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:49 AM
I seem to remember you had issues removing the engine casing so maybe something was unsettled when you did that?
Best way to know is to get back in there and see what's going on.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:13 PM
Yes, those are metal shaving stuck to the magnet. It seems like the tip of one of the magnets on the flywheel was hitting the metal clip that held the wires down. I must have bent that clip a millimeter. So looks like I found the problem, right? Do you think any metal shavings went in the oil? It seems the magnet pulled them all to itself, but it's weird that they were on the inside considering the part that hit was on the outside. Should I worry that any shavings could have gotten in the engine?
Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:28 PM
Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:52 PM
Boris- Goes to show how close things are in there. Very little metal was ground off. Clean off what you find on the magnets, change the oil and filter, go ride.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:59 PM
My theory is the metal shavings from the bracket got pushed by the flywheel and did this damage. What do you think?
By the way, Noble you have been a great help throughout this thread (along with everyone else), thank you very much!
Edited by Boris4ka, 15 March 2012 - 10:00 PM.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:21 PM
Posted 16 March 2012 - 03:48 AM
Pour the drained oil into a tall clear bottle to let it sit & settle out, then put most of the oil back in the bike, run the bike to confirm that the noise is no longer there and then take her for a spin to fully warm the oil up, then drain and repeat the above making sure to top up as the level will surely be lower now.
I would check the magnet on the sump plug after the first drain, I would also check the the frame oil screen for any bits caugh. I would also check the oil filter but again I wouldn't strictly replace the oil filter unless it was about due.
That's just my take as I'm not one for wasting oil & filters if there is life left in them. Large fragments can easily be removed from either and as there was only a small amount of metal removed I would expect there to masses of it in the engine.
But hey, it's your bike.
Posted 17 March 2012 - 08:38 PM