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Author Topic: You're Not Going To Believe This!!!!!  (Read 799 times)

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Re: You're Not Going To Believe This!!!!!
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2014, 02:19:52 AM »
well at least your limited vocabulary was calmer than mine would have been.. ::)

I checked my Electra and saw a tube just exiting to the air there.  maybe you should add one , the way you have been winding it up

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Re: You're Not Going To Believe This!!!!!
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2014, 02:26:48 AM »

Don't know why you'd lose control of the bike because the primary blew off, especially if the oil was already gone and there was nothing to blow all over the real wheel, which can make things a bit sporty!


Actually, if you pause the video just before it fades out you see my rear wheel is covered in oil and so is my sidewall.  I must have gotten the bulk of the oil off of the tread while I was riding on a dirt road about 6 miles prior to the incident. 

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Re: You're Not Going To Believe This!!!!!
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2014, 11:41:51 AM »
I went out to the garage after work last night and looked at things a little more closely.  After closer inspection, I found that the last 3-4 threads on the center stud (the only threads I could get the mounting nut to grab onto) are totally sheared off, so it was in fact an explosion that sent it flying off, not just the nut falling off and the cover plopping out of place.  Also, it turns out that my rotor wasn't seated truly on the crank and had a tiny 1/16" wobble to it, almost not even noticeable.  After I removed it I found 2 problems:  1, the center hub was not completely flush against the rotor, but ever so slightly.  And 2, the mounting stud that the rotor mounts to the crank is so weak that the threads on the crank end are ready to snap off of the stud.  The stud was bending where ever I moved it to with little effort.   :(  Oh the joy.





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Re: You're Not Going To Believe This!!!!!
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2014, 01:04:55 PM »
 :o
Rather than have a homeless person for the holidays, I decided to stick with ham.

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Re: You're Not Going To Believe This!!!!!
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2014, 07:43:52 PM »
I had know idea such a thing could happen. Very glad you are in one piece after all the health issues you have faced recently!
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Re: You're Not Going To Believe This!!!!!
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2014, 01:33:12 AM »
something to look at- years ago I had a wobble in my output shaft.
Pulled the motor and took it to Slam Duncus in Rolla, MO.
New output shaft and all that....   later on I did find a small wobble
again, hmmmm.  Alt. magnet had gone off center! Took it down to
my brother'n law, a nationally recognized pulling tractor engine
builder and had him chuck it up in the lathe....   
.0130 (i think, I'm no machinist)off the outer and round again
just something to look at AND it sure made it easier to center
on re-assembly!    - Mike
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Re: You're Not Going To Believe This!!!!!
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2014, 02:06:13 AM »
I cleaned up the alternator today and REexpoxied it, grabbed the rotor stud from the Chief and just threw it back together.  I THINK I'm good.  We'll see.  I decided I'm just going to buy a bolt and rethread the inner cover and just start using a bolt with a gasket and crank it down good.

I'm glad to hear that baird because if this shit burns up again I'm machining about 1.5mm of that thing.  It's just so stupid freaking tight.  >:(

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Re: You're Not Going To Believe This!!!!!
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2014, 02:15:34 AM »
while you have it open and assembled, go ahead and kick
it over and see if thar's any wobble, now's the time.
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Re: You're Not Going To Believe This!!!!!
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2014, 03:27:36 AM »
I fired it up with the alternator off and rotor bolted up and it's no longer wobbling.  But it just seems tighter than any other alternator I've had on a bike.  Normally it seems like there is about an 1/8" gap all the way around and mine only has maybe an 1/8" with them both removed and the rotor inside the alternator pulled all the way to one side.

Scottie
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