40 AMP Alternator

40 AMP Alternator

Postby Cammy ST11 » 05 Jan 2013, 10:41

I think I made a big mistake!!. I washed the bike and put it to bed in the garage (unheated) just before a big freeze. It has been on a battery tender. The engine is now slow to turn over and there is a whine, probably from the alternator when it does start up. Still to strip it down, but as I use the bike 24/7 365 days a year I think that we all know the cause. Has a cheap(er) repair or replacement been found yet. There are a couple of places on E bay that offer to do a rebuild - has anybody used them? Your thoughts or ideas please. Cheers :(
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Re: 40 AMP Alternator

Postby Paul Lingard » 05 Jan 2013, 14:33

Thats a beggar Cammy mate. A right kick in the bit's for sure. Can't help with the ebay stuff. If it's the casing that's cracked I don't see how they can do a repair.
I thought it was the casing that you can't get.
Have you tried hitting it with big amounts of lube you never know may be worth a try.
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Re: 40 AMP Alternator

Postby Derek-Dex-French » 07 Jan 2013, 16:56

Speaking as someone who has experienced the pain of a replacement, I can but sympathise too.
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Re: 40 AMP Alternator

Postby Pieter Huizinga » 07 Jan 2013, 17:03

That *does* look beyond repair Dex.
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Re: 40 AMP Alternator

Postby Keith Legge » 07 Jan 2013, 17:42

Been there done that.......

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Re: 40 AMP Alternator

Postby flookyk1100 » 09 Jan 2013, 15:27

Cammy, don't know if you have sorted anything yet, but there is one on fleabay at the moment as a BuyitNow for £450

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/36650-Honda-ST1100-Pan-European-2000-Alternator-Generator-40-Amp-/300842762692?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item460ba041c4
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Re: 40 AMP Alternator

Postby mbrST1100 » 09 Jan 2013, 15:36

flookyk1100 wrote:BuyitNow for £450

phew, quite a knock for an unknown used item...
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Re: 40 AMP Alternator

Postby flookyk1100 » 09 Jan 2013, 15:47

Know what you mean ........ a new one from DS is £630 + delivery.

Used ones (in the UK) very rarely come up for sale in good condition and sellers know this, that's the problem of using salt on the roads and ST1100 owners riding through the winter in the UK with an alternator placed where it is with holes in it. :roll:
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Re: 40 AMP Alternator

Postby mbrST1100 » 09 Jan 2013, 16:16

flookyk1100 wrote:Know what you mean ........ a new one from DS is £630 + delivery.

Factory tested, with warranty and all that...
I mean you'd be realy desperate and flip your tongue a couple of times to click [buy now] on this one...
However do the 26A units now see some tempting prices, might stock up my spares shelf soon...

They use salt over here too (in fact is there a constant forth and back between political groups over use of gravel or salt, salt or gravel...), but we've so harsh winters that you won't do much riding on ice and in partially deep snow... during that season the bikes rather take cover in the hangar ;)
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Re: 40 AMP Alternator

Postby Cammy ST11 » 09 Jan 2013, 22:38

Sorry guys. Still have not had the chance to do anything with the bike due to work. Thanks Keith - I have been watching e bay. Seen that one that you mentioned and a 2 month old one for £500 at Village Motorcycles. However, being Scottish I will try everything else first before I let the moths out of my wallet. I found a site that sells Nissen Denso alternators and there is one for a Kubota tractor! that looks the exact same as the one from the pan (well at least the bigger half does. It is also a 40amp model and the serial number is only a few digits away from the Pan. Once I get mine out I will compare the dimensions. If it works it could be the answer that we have all been searching for. At £139 brand new it could be the bargain of the century, albeit the drive end would need to be changed. Failing that I might try a couple of the companies that are offering to do rebuilds. I will keep you all posted. Cheers
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