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post #1 of 12 Old 11-23-2008, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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What's behind...!!!!

I noticed my alternator cover has be shot blasted from road grit and stones and I would like to remove and paint soon.

What's inside it - "BESIDES the alternator". Just plain old fresh air, I hope...

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post #2 of 12 Old 11-23-2008, 03:29 PM
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possibly a little oil... put it on center and it should only bleed an ounce or so.

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post #3 of 12 Old 11-23-2008, 03:36 PM
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I noticed my alternator cover has be shot blasted from road grit and stones and I would like to remove and paint soon.

What's inside it - "BESIDES the alternator". Just plain old fresh air, I hope...
The alternator stator is mounted to the cover by three bolts, and it is in an oil bath. The cover also retains the starter reduction gear idler shaft. Obviously you will have to get a new gasket, and a tube of Hondabond to seal the feedthroughs for the charging wires. Other than that ...

Aren't you coming into / in the middle of prime riding season?

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This, and a small quantity of oil...


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post #5 of 12 Old 11-23-2008, 05:08 PM
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A very strong magnet!

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post #7 of 12 Old 11-23-2008, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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Oh sh*t, looks like I will have to wait for a weekend to do it. Thanks guys...

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post #8 of 12 Old 11-24-2008, 06:14 AM
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Here's pics from when I replaced mine...

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post #9 of 12 Old 11-25-2008, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Cheers you guys,,,

Thanks too sbeau1960 for that detailed set of pix. I honestly didn't think they would run an alternator in oil, mainly because it might tend to rob a bit of hp by having to turn in oil whereas in air there is no physical resistance.

I will consider my options... 1. Forget it altogether.. 2. Get a gasket and attempt it.. 3. Touch it up by dabbing it by hand and matt black(ish) paint.. 4. Masking tape, newspaper and spray it while still on the bike...

Actually when I first saw it over the weekend, I nearly died of fright when I saw all that paint chipped away, but I looked at it again lastnight and it didn't seem "that" bad afterall.

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On my 02 I used a sharpie...not a perfect match but since the rash is on the lower part its not all that noticeable

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Apart from the alternator, there's a starter motor engagement mechanism, that wants to fall apartwhen pulling the cover. It's difficult to pull the cover slowly as the magnets have a firm grip until you get out of their forcefeild, then the cover comes away quickly!
The starter mechanism is a tricky little devil to get back correctly, best you have the book!

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post #12 of 12 Old 11-26-2008, 07:59 AM
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If I were to remove this and the clutch cover for painting, could I use the same Krylon paint I used on the airbox covers and grabrail or do I need high-temp paint?

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