What a trip

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What a trip

Post by Dogsled » Sun May 27, 2012 4:06 pm

i went all the way from an electrical malfunction on my 'aux on dash meter' to FINALLY sending my alternator out to Ken Hemmings again....the bike is what it is and according to the 1 hour conversation with ken, they're the biggest shortcoming. Ken is the most helpful guy you would ever want to talk to and that's when you realize you're better off sending you Alt. to him. I tried a local shop and they were lost. KUDOS to Ken for his dedication to the 1500 alternator...He changed his e-mail addy and if you want to deal with him and get it, call his phone number and have the alternator conversation of your life.

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Re: What a trip

Post by WingAdmin » Tue May 29, 2012 9:30 am

It's true, which is likely the reason for the existence of the Compufire aftermarket alternator.

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Re: What a trip

Post by Kiwi2 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:02 am

What year is your Wing .......My alternator packed a sad after 20 years and it was going to cost me an arm and a leg to get a new one plus increase the national dept. so that is why I got a Compu-fire.

The 1988 1500/6 had an alternator problem which if you were unlucky the wire that was attached to the spinning spindle which had made the current broke and your battery went flat. Some people had the alternator rewired and fixed with no further problems, others went and bought a new one.

Most of the 1500/6 alternators went for years and years (like mine) without any problems and then one day they decide not to work correctly anymore.

If you know where to look you can pick up a second hand one from a wrecked Wing.

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