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Old 05-15-2009, 04:13 PM   #1
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Default Any 94-95 CB1000 owners? Quick question.

1995 Honda CB1000

Got a little problem with the alternator cover going back on. There is about an 1/8 - 1/16 gap between the cover and the mounting flange. The cover is snug onto the flange, seems to be on straight. I tried tapping the cover in place with a mallet and tightening the allen screws a little but all that did is damage the O ring. I tried installing it again, this time without the O ring and had the same gap. I don't remember seeing that gap during disassembly. Is there some trick to getting that cover back on?

There are no alignment pins in the flanges. The alternator is brushless.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragoscscc/3532184170/in/set-72157618156228976/

You can see the gap I'm talking about in images IMG_0751 & IMG_0752. Any CB1000 owners that can check to see if the gap is supposed to be there?

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Old 05-15-2009, 05:09 PM   #2
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Is the stator not fully-seated in the cover? I can see where you made the repair to the grommet/connector piece where your field leads come out of the case crown. Is it possible that's your hang up?
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Old 05-15-2009, 05:26 PM   #3
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I see the problem right off the bat. There is a big white towel keeping it from going together. Remove that towel! .... Or Air Hawk could be right....
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Old 05-16-2009, 01:00 PM   #4
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Seriously, there isn't somebody out there with a CB1000 that can check to see if that gap is supposed to be there? It would take literally 2 seconds to check.

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That's what I'm thinking too but I want to be certain that's the case before I start beating on a $450 alternator stator/cover.

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Old 05-19-2009, 12:12 AM   #5
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Seriously I doubt that there was a gap. I've never seen a gap on any bike. Did you swap out the stator? Maybe pull the stator out again and see if there isn't something holding it up. If you think about it there wouldn't be an O ring if it wasn't supposed to be a tight surface fit.
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