Ok will do I'm in swansea dont know any benelli specialists round here lol I'll get my tools out .
Hang on , dont panic .
lets just consider what you have got.
where did you buy it and who from. how many owners ?
Is it an early registered bike (Silly priced ) or a later one sold after 2007.(Discounted)
Is it a 2003 or 2004 bike (chassis number )
Most of those sold at discount had the mods done prior to selling
Is the bike known at Bennetts , Moto GB or on the forum.
The point is , it may have got warm , does not mean it has self destructed.
Yes you can get yourself into trouble if you drag a bike out of storage and just ride it .
But , if you did not do an oil change, drain it now and look at the oil. If it is black, at those miles , somebody is telling porkies .
worse still if it has got deposits or shrapnel , then you have got a problem .
Thanks Rick going to.look at it tomorrow not had a chance today . All it says is in manual is tighten alternator nuts onto worm drive with correct thread lock so I guess it's one of the 3 three tightening screws ?
It’s the bolt holding the alternator drive coupling to the shaft which couples it to the clutch drive gear (it is called the z25 gear and shaft) Older setup was a weird lock washer new setup is a Belleville washer larger bolt newer shaft and gear. Rick is worth listening to.
Hello ,took tornado out last night for a quick run tonpicknip some tools noticed a strange rattling type noise which then stopped with clutch pulled in ,doesn't seem to be there on idle only in gear whilst riding any ideas before I start pulling it apart? last long rung it was running hot a few times and fans were on and off quite few times due to being in a bit of traffic .any ideas appreciated.
To get at it
remove left fairing panel
remove 3 cap screws for clutch actuator
disconnect 2 wire connector on alternator
disconnect large power feed to alternator
remove 3 bolts securing alternator and remove alternator
check the drive on the end of the alternator, it can work loose and there should be a spring washer under the nut.
remove the rubber drive bushings and Chechen there is a Bellville washer on the bolt in the end of the Z25 shaft.
if it doesn’t have the spring washer on the alternator and the Bellville washer on the Z25 shaft I would suspect it hasn’t had the gear and shaft replaced.
Everyone's advice taken on board thanks . Noticed the oil level was low so stuck it up on stands and topped up started bike no noise so took bike out for run noise has gone for now .still goin to pull alternator and also service and check all other points.