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Old 06-19-2008, 06:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Well as I suspected I brought my bike to the dealer and they found the alternator to be bad. Luckily the part is being covered under warranty. If anyone lives out in Long Island New York I highly recommend bringing your bike to Ramp Triumph in Port Jefferson. The service Managers name is Mike and he is a really nice guy, real professional and very helpful. Hopefully in another week or so I will be back on the road which is a big relief for me. Thanks everyone who replied to my thread for your help in solving my problem and it was also a good education because now I know much more then I did before how my bike works.
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Old 06-20-2008, 02:23 PM   #12 (permalink)
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...If anyone lives out in Long Island New York I highly recommend bringing your bike to Ramp Triumph in Port Jefferson. The service Managers name is Mike and he is a really nice guy, real professional and very helpful. ...
Funny, just looking at their website couple of days ago. Thanks for word on progress, please let us know how it goes!
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:56 AM   #13 (permalink)
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My 02 Sprint ST has let me down again, stranding me in Bayswater. At least it died 300m from a battery shop... With a new and charged battery was showing 12.3v at idle with the headlights on. Checking the voltage across the yellow leads shows at idle 12/12/7 at 5000 rpm 25/25/10. Pulling it out it looks a bit crispy.

Price here for a new one AUD825!!! And none in the country, next shipment expected late August!!! My friends at Eurobrit say they would charge AUD385, but they don't have any either and I can't find any non-genuine suppliers here. Local Auto electrician is charging about 300 for a re-wind - no bike for about two weeks either - fricken brilliant
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:41 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Speaking of the alternator cover. Here is a basic question.

My cover of my S3 is scratched (dont ask how !).

I am gonna order a new one. Is it a simple DIY ? Is there oil behind ? Should I order a gasket or so ?

Thanks, pardon me my ignorance.
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:28 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Alright, I have the same problem. I took the cover off (little oil) and one of the magnet was pretty (black see pic). I thought I had it! checked the output on AC: 20 to a 100V varying revs. The voltage barely flicker up when I put the meter on a good battery while engine is compare to non running.When running I loose a 0.1-0.3V when I put high beam, signal, brake.

Is it safe to assume it is the rectifier? Bike is a garage 05 with 6000 miles.
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:53 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Just retested with with my meter in each of the three output at a time and ground and one shows zero. Think I have to replace stator then...The black (burnt) magnet was the cause. after I change it I'll see if I needed the rectifier.
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:08 PM   #17 (permalink)
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If your out of warranty you might want to consider one of these:



Cheaper and appears to be MUCH better construction. I have not used it myself but others have said it is pretty easy.
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Old 10-12-2008, 11:55 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Yeap, Got one for $129. I'll let people know how it goes. (I hope the rectifier is good)
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Old 10-16-2008, 07:55 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Installed it and fired the bike. Sure enough 14V and change at the battery at 5000 rpm. I am good to go. (after I reseal the case and solder the connectors). All in all I got away with it cheaply. Don't let the dealer rip you off five Bills for this.
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:10 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Lower voltage at higher RPMs???

My '06 S3 (12/05 mfg date) has been having problems starting recently. Maybe it's time for a battery swap, but want to make sure it's not the charging system that's the culprit.

This post has been really helpful, but I noticed something odd. With a DMM across battery leads during idle, I get ~14.4V. OK, that seems good. However as RPMs increase, say to 4k, it drops to 13.3V. I can see my headlights get noticeably dimmer also.

Anyone know what might this be an indicator of?

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