Joined the alternator club...
Oh, goodie. At least I knew of potential for problems here and installed a voltage monitor, which made for just a shortened trip rather than a recovery mission. Okay, I know there is a ton of info on this, which is one reason I'm uncertain- it's all over the place. My bike is a K8 Wee (43,000 mi), and it looks like the two biggest threads for charging problems are the magnets thread in the Gen 1 V subforum and the recall/availability thread in the Glee subforum. That all pretty much applies to me, doesn't it? I just took the cover off to have a peek and assess the situation. Definitely have some early stator-fry going on, but I don't see the magnets I'm supposed to check. I know my bike has had at least three previous owners, so maybe one of them put in an aftermarket rotor that looks different? Or maybe I need to disassemble one more step in order to see them? I have a ring of six bolts with T40 heads, thinking that I might have to get those out and then slide out sort of inner cover (see attatched pic), but trying to break the Torx heads loose is wiggling the unsecured gear that goes between my starter and (I think?, not a motor guy) the flywheel, so I don't want to go there if I don't have to.
So that's my biggest question for today: does my rotor look "standard", and if so, are the magnets supposed to be behind another layer of stuff?
Following that, I see the rotor part number has changed between `08 and `17 (latest year listed on my usual parts source). If I replace the stator with the most current (32101-28K00 ?) and NOT the rotor, will they play well together? Or, since I definitely need a new stator, do I need to "new up" the 11-year-old rotor to match it even if my magnets are all intact? Thanks!
Last edited by bdesj; 04-29-2019 at 03:23 PM.
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