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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2011, 2:30 pm Thread Starter
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Can anyone tell me the make and model number of the alternator on a 2006 KGT? Also, where is the alternator located? I had a thread a few months ago about a voltage monitoring issue and I still have the indicator although that bike runs like a charm. Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 2011, 8:48 am
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The alternator is located just above the engine block on the left side. In the RepROM it looks like a proprietary custom BMW part but the the fiche seems to show a completely different part and lists it as 'GENERATOR - 70A DENSO'. Curious.

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Yeah, and it's $870 too. Might want to see if you have a rebuilder in your area. I know a lot of the RT alternators go out to local rebuilders as the new ones are prohibitively expensive.

We went to one once on a high school auto shop field-trip and the guy was doing some Jaguar alternator and was rewinding the coils. He showed us the separate room that had huge 3' spools of magnet wire in different sizes and colors and they fed out through holes in the wall onto the winding machine. It was fun to watch and he made it sound like it was really hard but he had it done pretty quick and looked like new. I still remember him saying he "Was a very smart man as he could spell his name forwards and backwards, 'Otto.'"

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