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alternator problem
« on: August 24, 2019, 02:29:23 PM »
 :blu13  :'( My beloved ST has after 230,000 kilometers finally had a fatal illness. Upon finding the alternator has failed (normally a reasonable easy fix) has since turned into a freaking nightmare. After removing the parts needed to get to the alternator through the front of the bike, I discovered my motor littered with pink crystal-like substance coating the top of the motor  :eek over time the liquid has leaked from various places in the cooling system and formed a nice pink coating on the top of the motor. Also, the Airbox has had the screws over tightened and resulted in just 2 screws left holding the Airbox together  :o Plug connecting thermostat sensor has bare wires. Hence now I need to delve deeper and find if there are more problems.
Although I am reasonably happy to have picked up a 2008 motor with approximately 90-100,000k from a wrecked  :13Candy  :eek :grin only minus the throttle body... So hopefully with some jiggling and juggling AND time, the blue BeaST will have a younger heart transplant and be back on the road EVENTUALLY :X Currently printing the 638-page manual the assist me as I have a limited knowledge base in my brain at the moment.
So wish me luck guys, will keep you updated.  :blu13left
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Re: alternator problem
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2019, 05:58:49 PM »
That will keep you entertained for a while - See you in Summer  :fp :thumb
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Re: alternator problem
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2019, 06:50:24 PM »
An impressive list to go through.  Good luck
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Re: alternator problem
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2019, 03:30:44 PM »
 :blu13 Well progress so far, Tank, Airbox, Throttle body removed. Also cooling systems including the Radiator. Next remove Alternator, seat adjustment,
 secondary fuel tank and assorted wiring. Then comes the removal of engine bolts enough until ready to remove motor  >:() :think1  :X :grin  :blu13left to be continued...
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Re: alternator problem
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2019, 08:04:52 PM »
It is a massive project mate, you and your girl are doing an awesome job, keep it up :thumbsup

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Re: alternator problem
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2019, 09:29:08 PM »
Thanks mate, learning curve for both of us

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Re: alternator problem
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2019, 08:38:33 PM »
Arrived today. Looks really good. Manual all printed now

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Re: alternator problem
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2019, 10:06:09 PM »
 :blu13 Well everyone, I've ooops. My beautiful new wife and I tackled the monstrous task of repairing one 2004 ST1300 namely the Blue BeaST.
After delving into uncharted territory and finding the problem issue namely "the Alternator" (thanks Shiney) We then started to remove parts here and there and discovered the problem was bigger than we thought, we found brittle wiring, wiring minus plastic, butchered screws/bolts. Airbox screws in the valley of the motor. Then found the problem of the cooling system leaks everywhere.
I was fortunate to pick up a motor from Dubbo wrecking. Roughly 100,000k on it. We proceeded to take off the good parts of that motor for replacement in the Blue BeaST.
So here we are today 17/09/2019 @2000hrs with Shiney on the phone to hear Blue BeaST roar back to life like a new one perfect warming up revs then to a perfect idle. My new wife, I thank you for all your hard work and patience with you grumpy impatient husband. Btw I will be putting up a " how-to"  eventually  :chocolate-box-smiley-emoticon :blu13left
« Last Edit: September 18, 2019, 01:24:43 AM by Draco (Heartbreak Kid) »
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Honda MT250 Elsinore, Honda 750 four F1
Kawasaki Z650, Kawasaki Z1R Mk ll (mint green)
FJ1200 Yamaha 1995, Kawasaki Z1100
Kawasaki Z1000, FJ1200 Yamaha 1995
FJ1200 Yamaha 1992, FJR1300 Yamaha 2004
ST1300 Honda 2004, FJ1200 Yamaha 1990


My ride:2004 ST1300
BLUE IS BEST
"RIDE IT"
 
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Re: alternator problem
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2019, 12:23:05 AM »
Awesome work both of you and congratulations on a successful result :clap :clap :clap :hatwave :hatwave

It will be great to see the mighty Bule Beast joining us at RTEs again :runyay
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Re: alternator problem
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2019, 01:53:23 AM »
Thanks Shiney. Hope it all runs well. Feel free to borrow it if the need arises

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