Outsmarted myself once again
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- Waterford, MI
I'd have a good look at the clutch basket. There's 6 cush springs.... and 6 pennies. coincidence?I have a feeling it was some sort of retaliation. Perhaps the reason for the bike “sitting”
All springs present and accounted for. The wire I found is much finer than the springs in the pic.
4sher!clean the face of the alternator
That worked great Gary. I was at 5.3 OHMS4sher!
use a #3 phillips #3 JIS... and remove the stator, start with mineral spirits and a rag see if what is prolly an oil and carbon mix wipes off, especially the slip rings. I like rubbing compound on the slip rings. No heavy sand paper, mebby 600 grit / mineral spirits if they are pretty beat up. Clean up all those parts check the brush length and measure resistance ring to ring about 5.3 ohm, low of 5 high of 6 acceptable range. Wait at least a few seconds each measuring for the meter to stop dropping. Low ohm measurements like this will show up a weak meter battery.
I was hoping someone else would answer: IIRC, the check-ball/spring is supposed to open at ~15psi. Personally, I don't typically pressure test them (I don't really want them to open); I just make sure it will open some by pushing on it with a wooden dowel or blunt punch and generally leave it be, unless it feels weak. There is no spec number of turns that I am aware of.One question I have is the manual does not mention what tension to put on the ball valve bypass inside the filter screw. I see the tension can be increased but is there a particular set of turns for it?
I also noticed the counter shaft seal was poorly installed. It looked like someone had beat one side in first and shaved the rubber.