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ADG

Post by go1dwing » Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:44 pm



This is not a new topic more like clarification. I suspect my 05 with 70,000 miles' ADG is the reason for the recent clanking noise. I am not going to deal with it. My plan is to inform a prospective buyer about the issue, sell it dirt cheap and let someone else deal with it. My question is this: What is the worst case scenario in the event I keep riding it like it is without repairing it? As long as I keep it above 1200 rpm, I don't hear it. I appreciate any help with this issue.



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Re: ADG

Post by AZgl1800 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:38 am

worst case, the alternator stops turning. AFIK

I have a 2002 and not worried about it

are you sure that it is not the normal cam chain noise?
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Re: ADG

Post by go1dwing » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:21 am

No. It only started in the last few days. Do you know of any way to check? Thanks for the reply.

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Re: ADG

Post by AZgl1800 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:09 am

go1dwing wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:21 am
No. It only started in the last few days. Do you know of any way to check? Thanks for the reply.
a stethoscope, like a doctor uses, cheap at Harbor Freight.

see if there is a place where it sounds the loudest?

I have a 1/4" Hex drive socket screwdriver handle tool that is 18" long.
I put my ear on the handle and place the socket on the things I want to listen too.

works great.
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Re: ADG

Post by GoldWingrGreg » Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:20 am

go1dwing wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:44 pm
This is not a new topic more like clarification. I suspect my 05 with 70,000 miles' ADG is the reason for the recent clanking noise. I am not going to deal with it. My plan is to inform a prospective buyer about the issue, sell it dirt cheap and let someone else deal with it. My question is this: What is the worst case scenario in the event I keep riding it like it is without repairing it? As long as I keep it above 1200 rpm, I don't hear it. I appreciate any help with this issue.
I think I just answered you in a PM. As for continuing to ride it. If your noise is known as a "death growl or death rattle," that means the your holding clip and cotters have been flung and loose, and now small parts are loose inside your motor. Worst case is catastrophe. The more it is ridden, the more likely that metal migrates into areas of the motor where it cannot me retrieved. Basically, and ADG repair includes the removal of the motor and rear cover which exposes the ADG. If all the metal it not recovered by that, then the engine itself then needs opened up which can quickly double to of repair. However, I've known 1 rider to ride 5,000 miles while his was like that. His was a warrantee repair, so future cost was not a concern.

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Re: ADG

Post by Techdude2000 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:00 am

Worst case, it could shear the spine drive of the alternator or drop a piece of its clip into the oil pump drive chain and stop all pressurized lube to the running engine. Both are rare, but have happened in the past. :shock:



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