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65A Generator

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Post by Moonlighter » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:35 pm

Can anyone tell me. Does a 65A Generator have a built in regulator?



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Re: 65A Generator

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Post by Cotten » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:03 pm

Moonlighter wrote:Can anyone tell me. Does a 65A Generator have a built in regulator?
No.
But there are modern aftermarket add-ons for the end caps.

And CycleElectric makes a 65a replacement where the endcap regulator is integral (and incredibly ugly).

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Re: 65A Generator

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Post by Moonlighter » Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:07 am

Thanks Cotten. Think I will opt for the external regulator. Any advice on that?

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Re: 65A Generator

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Post by Cotten » Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:24 pm

Moonlighter!

Cycle Electric makes high-quality solid-state regulators in the common rectangular box style, and can be easily mounted on a bracket beneath the generator.
(It is often overlooked that CE makes the best generator replacements without the endcap regulators as well.)

As your '62 carries the battery within the oiltank, you will want the low-voltage regulator (CE102L).

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Re: 65A Generator

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Post by Canuck » Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:23 am

Had to replace my 12v generator and now have a Cycle Electric 5000 series with the built in regulator. I replaced the oil deflector and generator works fine but I am having a problem with a minor oil leak. Not bad, but never had a generator leak before. Anyone have this problem?

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Re: 65A Generator

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Post by Bosheff » Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:42 am

Be more specific on the location of the leak....bosheff

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Re: 65A Generator

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Post by Canuck » Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:01 am

Leaks from the bottom of the gasket (New gasket) and drips down on the front exhaust pipe.

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Re: 65A Generator

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Post by old1955 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:40 pm

G'day Canuck

You might find it leaks through the bottom generator mounting screw, between the case and the genenerator
mounting face bolt hole, as the gasket doesn't seal there around the screw. The modern gaskets have slots, this leaves
one side, the bottom side of the screw unsealed.(this could also happen at the top mounting screw too.)
Oil comes from inside the gear case area, down the screw and out between the case and generator, course
there is a small gap there.

Well that's what was happening on mine. I made my own gasket with holes not slots.

Worked!

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Re: 65A Generator

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Post by Canuck » Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:55 pm

Thanks Pete, I'll do the same. Thanks for the tip. Trying to get everything tight on my 48 before going to Laconia, but evey day ia a new day with these old Pans. Would not trade her, she just gets a little moody now and then.

Have a safe day riding and thanks again.

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Re: 65A Generator

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Post by socalrider » Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:58 pm

canuck,
i had the same problem with my 65.tried everything to no avail.finally figured out that the mounting bolts had been bottoming out because the mounting holes on the cam cover wore out ,allowing the bolts to bottom out on the gen. and not tightening the gen to the case. i cut about 3/16" off the bolts, problem solved.
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Re: 65A Generator

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Post by Canuck » Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:14 am

Your right, I see now that the bolts do not set within the case as before. Thanks for the information. I'll make up a new gasket with holes, cut the mounting bolts and post the results.

Thanks for the help.

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Re: 65A Generator

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Post by Canuck » Thu May 06, 2010 1:45 am

Thanks again, that seem to make a big difference by making a gasket and cutting the length of the bolts. Still leaks a bit just after shutting down but no leaks after cooled.

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Re: 65A Generator

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Post by Bosheff » Thu May 06, 2010 4:24 pm

Is it possible that the flange that the generator mounts to is not flat and/or true?....bosheff

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Re: 65A Generator

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Post by kell » Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:38 am

Cotten wrote:Moonlighter!


As your '62 carries the battery within the oiltank, you will want the low-voltage regulator (CE102L).

...Cotten
What voltage is that regulator set at?

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Re: 65A Generator

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Post by old1955 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:22 pm

G'day Canuck,

One other thing I forget to mention, other than what Socalrider said is:

Some generator bolts (Hex Heads, 5/16" Dia. bolt) have different thread lengths on them.
The short ones may have been used on Sportsters. They measure 1/2 to 5/8" of thread length.

Just to make it clear, I'm talking thread length, NOT bolt length.

If you have these short threaded length bolts, your genny will never tighten up to the case
correctly.

The longer thread measures 3/4" or more.

So if you have the short threaded bolt you run out of thread before the genny is properly tight
against the case. They pull the genny in and fool you into thinking you got it right,.... and you haven't.
Their just tighten into the generator, and is not pulling it against and into the case.

Cheers mate,
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