GL1500 Alternator rebuild.


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machinehead
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Motorcycle: 1988 GL 1500

GL1500 Alternator rebuild.

Postby machinehead » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:15 pm



Im rebuilding the Alt. on a 1988 Gl1500 and am looking for info. regarding how to replace the FRONT bearing .
The rear brg. is no problem but need to know about pressing out the front etc.
I understand the front brg. was originally pressed into the housing as usual and then the housing itself was then pressed against the brg. face in such a way as to hold the bearing inside the housing metal. My Honda manual says that a front brg. replacement requires a new front housing , rotor , assy. complete ! Big bucks !
I spoke to a alternator shop guy who says , no problem , they see this often with G.M. alternators and a new brg. can be installed by pressing out the old brg. and locking metal ring material that was formed by the original process . A new brg. can then be installed with locktight to keep it in place .
This sounds pretty good to me , has anyone else out there had any experience with this ?



lwhiway
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Motorcycle: 95 GL 1500

Re: GL1500 Alternator rebuild.

Postby lwhiway » Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:24 am

Yes, just be patient and use care with removing the factory brg keeper.

Keep us updated with your work on this.

LW

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heidebill
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Location: Onoway Alberta, Canada
Motorcycle: 1997 GL1500SE

Re: GL1500 Alternator rebuild.

Postby heidebill » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:23 am

I just bought my used 97 Goldwing SE, put about 2000km on the bike since I bought it
It has 122,000km on the bike, today the bike quit on the way to work,boosted it with my wifes car and rode it home, tonight check out the charging system, I noticed there is no Alt/Bat light on my bike. If I have to replace/rebuild the alternator, are there rebuild kits for it, or do I have to buy another one?
Bill

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AZgl1800
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Motorcycle: '02 GL1800 still young at 108,900 miles

Re: GL1500 Alternator rebuild.

Postby AZgl1800 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:43 pm

Have it rebuilt by a local alternator repair shop.

Or, send it off to Ken at:
http://mysite.verizon.net/resp3jbj/
John
'02 Gl1800 Hot Rod Yellow,
daughter named her Big Bird :lol:
http://www.goldwingfacts.com

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heidebill
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Motorcycle: 1997 GL1500SE

Re: GL1500 Alternator rebuild.

Postby heidebill » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:55 am

I bought a set of brushes for the Alternator last night and installed them, All works well, Bearings felt good. $26 for the brushes, and about an hour of work.

EEHDWE
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Re: GL1500 Alternator rebuild.

Postby EEHDWE » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:22 pm

Glad that everything went smooth- Where did you buy
the brushes and do you know the part number?

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heidebill
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Re: GL1500 Alternator rebuild.

Postby heidebill » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:03 pm

I bought the brushes at a local Honda Dealership, P/N 31101-MN5-005
I paid $13 ea,
You do have to un-solder the old and Re-solder the New
Then checked the bearings and they felt smooth, so I left them alone
A fairly quick repair
Good Luck
Bill

EEHDWE
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Re: GL1500 Alternator rebuild.

Postby EEHDWE » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:39 am

Thanks Bill -I hope to do this on the weekend- I will keep you
posted on how it went

hemi-roid
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Location: merrillville, Indiana
Motorcycle: 1988 goldwing

Re: GL1500 Alternator rebuild.

Postby hemi-roid » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:39 pm

$26 for a set of brushes? I charge $5 a set. I have all the parts for you to rebuild your alternator. KEN 219-947-4038

BUCKY AKINS
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Re: GL1500 Alternator rebuild.

Postby BUCKY AKINS » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:59 am

Just received a reconditioned alternator from hemi-roid for my GL1500 performs flawlessly! Well worth the money check him out for any of your Gold Wing alternators!




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