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Still fighting with this problem. About to pack in this riding season lol. New o ring and still leaks. Torqued to 22 ft/lbs as specs and broke bolt. Took alt off once again and got broken bolt out and got new ones and put in again. leaked again today. So sitting in garage with cardboard under. I am now doubting my abilities to fix it. Do they need to be torqued? What am I missing?
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Are you sure the oil isn't leaking through the input seal into the alternator then out?

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Are you sure the oil isn't leaking through the input seal into the alternator then out?
Not really sure of anything at the moment. I will have to get it off again to see. Nothing leaked before with old alt on. What would cause the input seal to leak it out.
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Not really sure of anything at the moment. I will have to get it off again to see. Nothing leaked before with old alt on. What would cause the input seal to leak it out.
I'm not familiar with the 1500 PCV system but if the crankcase is running a positive pressure somethings going to give.

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Still fighting with this problem. About to pack in this riding season lol. New o ring and still leaks. Torqued to 22 ft/lbs as specs and broke bolt. Took alt off once again and got broken bolt out and got new ones and put in again. leaked again today. So sitting in garage with cardboard under. I am now doubting my abilities to fix it. Do they need to be torqued? What am I missing?
Have you checked the calibration of your Torque wrench lately. Could it be out of calibration....??

Torquing to specs (when applied correctly) and using the appropriate bolts should not break bolts.....!!
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You posted it just fine. Things went weird when I moved DBohrer's answer from the other post.

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Still fighting with this problem. About to pack in this riding season lol. New o ring and still leaks. Torqued to 22 ft/lbs as specs and broke bolt. Took alt off once again and got broken bolt out and got new ones and put in again. leaked again today. So sitting in garage with cardboard under. I am now doubting my abilities to fix it. Do they need to be torqued? What am I missing?

22 ft/lbs sounds right, but I'm amazed that your bolt broke while aiming for that spec... I presume that a Higher Torque must have been applied by accident.
Something I've learned is to "Calibrate my hand" prior to using the torque wrench "for real"; Meaning, I use a Vice to clamp onto the end of the torque wrench (or socket that it's holding), and apply force until the Set Torque is attained via the 'Click'... this way I have a rough FEEL for how much effort I should be apply later when installing the whatever into the bike... eg If my "feel" tells me that I'm at or exceeding that amount, then I know to stop and try again; perhaps verifying that the wrench is set correctly.


Also, another recent lesson for me is to use "Hydraulic Assembly Lube" when installing O-rings... It prevents Tearing of the O-rings, as otherwise can occur when assembling stuff in a Dry condition.


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I would measure the 2 ends to see if by some chance there’s a difference and question the o ring as to be correct,when you push it in the motor can you tell if it seems tight in the motor or does it try to fall out,it should be snug.

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Not really sure of anything at the moment. I will have to get it off again to see. Nothing leaked before with old alt on. What would cause the input seal to leak it out.
Pinched O-ring will do it, faster if dry. I lube with something.
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