1500 alternator removal


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1500 alternator removal

Postby jbeganny » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:05 pm



I need instructions on removal of the alternator on a 89 1500.



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Re: 1500 alternator removal

Postby RoadRogue » Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:26 am

Heres what the book says....... 8-)
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Re: 1500 alternator removal

Postby artgrantz » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:26 am

It's not really hard. Just be sure to have the everything oriented correctly when you begin to install it, or it won't fit in properly. Best to take pictures before and during removal so you will have reference for installation. When I changed mine (several times) I did not disconnect the wire going up into the shelter cover. Instead I disconnected the end that is on the alternator and then connected it to the new alternator. I believe it is a noise filter. It's the little black component with the green and black wires.
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Re: 1500 alternator removal

Postby RBGERSON » Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:23 am

The hard part is gettign to it..once you have the engine out the alternator itself is easy just a few bolts and wires.
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Re: 1500 alternator removal

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:12 am

RBGERSON wrote:The hard part is gettign to it..once you have the engine out the alternator itself is easy just a few bolts and wires.


That said, on the GL1500 the alternator can be remove and replaced without removing the engine. It's a tight fit, but it can be done.

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Re: 1500 alternator removal

Postby robb » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:32 am

Helpful trick is to use a video camera while removing alternator from bike. The roll and twist can be recalled for easy install. Made it a 30 minute install on my bike.

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Re: 1500 alternator removal

Postby Big Bob » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:27 pm

After a problem I had with a alternator rebuild that did not work, I have had the pleasure of r&r the alternator on my wing 4 times. If it goes well you can do it in less than 20 minutes. But if it doesn't go well you can fight it for 45 minutes or longer! You DO NOT need to remove the negine to replace the alternator!

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Re: 1500 alternator removal

Postby artgrantz » Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:05 am

I should have mentioned this in my first reply, you should change the rubber bushings or shock absorbers (I forget what Honda calls them) that mate the drive to the alternator. If the connecting piece between them breaks you can still use them if you don't have a replacement. If they won't stay in place during assembly a little dab of grease will hold them in place while you put the alternator in.

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Re: 1500 alternator removal

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:07 am

artgrantz wrote:I should have mentioned this in my first reply, you should change the rubber bushings or shock absorbers (I forget what Honda calls them) that mate the drive to the alternator. If the connecting piece between them breaks you can still use them if you don't have a replacement. If they won't stay in place during assembly a little dab of grease will hold them in place while you put the alternator in.


Alternator dampener. They're relatively cheap ($17), and available in stock from Cyclemax, so you don't have to wait for a Honda parts house to order them: GL1500 Alternator Dampener Kit





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