can I reuse the alternator dampners


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can I reuse the alternator dampners

Postby jocoflyer » Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:49 am



I am ready to reinstall my stock OEM alternator to my '99 SE after having new brushes installed (42,500 miles). I noticed that one of the set of dampners in no longer bridged together. (I assume that is what the 4 sets of black plastic triangle pieces are). Do these need to be replaced with new or can I just install the alternator the way things are. Other then the one set bridge coming apart all other sets are fine with no other problems. (sorry about posting this as a reply to another message.)
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Re: can I reuse the alternator dampners

Postby cbx4evr » Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:12 pm

You are probably okay to reuse them but they cost about $10 for the set so why take a chance?
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Re: can I reuse the alternator dampners

Postby Fatwing Chris » Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:04 pm

Check them to see how hard they are.They are pretty soft when new.If they are hard I wouldn't reuse them as they can start making a noise.I had to get mine repaired on the road one time and had to reuse the dampeners.I ended up with a sort of a buzzing noise.Replaced them when I got home and no more noise.
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Re: can I reuse the alternator dampners

Postby artgrantz » Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:26 pm

If you re-use the broken set a dab of grease on them will hold them in place while you get the alternator in. If you can get a new set that is probably the best way to go.

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Re: can I reuse the alternator dampners

Postby jocoflyer » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:57 pm

I just reinstalled the alternator and took it for a test drive. All seems to be working fine. I have one more quesstion though. How hot should the alternator feel while it is running. After a short drive I left the bike running to check voltage and just take a look at the finished job. But I noticed the alternator was hotter then I would have thought it would be. Too hot to keep my fingers on it. It that normal? The bearings seem fine and are not making any noise, the unit is putting out voltage. All seems to be working I was just surprised by the temp. Any thoughts.
Thanks JC




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