alternator problem ?? maybe


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TerryRuth
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alternator problem ?? maybe

Postby TerryRuth » Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:41 am



bike keeps dying then wont start without a boost ;;;; dies dead when i try to use elec reverse
bought new battery already,,,,,,,,,,charge battery and let run 4 min voltage drops from12.3 to 10.8........suspect alternator.........dont see blog for replace or repair
other tests? options?
Terry



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Re: alternator problem ?? maybe

Postby RBGERSON » Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:22 am

Quick test. Hook meter to the battery start bike note V' at idle then rev up to 3,000..should go from 12.5 to 13.8 +/-. If not bad wiring, connections or alternator.
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Re: alternator problem ?? maybe

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:49 am

Alternators do fail..I think there a "how to" about removing it...Usually a local shop can test it for you and a few places actually repair them too.

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Re: alternator problem ?? maybe

Postby Wingsconsin » Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:12 am

Take it out and make contact with Ken Heming -
He can rebuild it like new , or sell you one he has already rebuilt...

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Re: alternator problem ?? maybe

Postby OnPapasWing » Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:58 am

There's also a youtube video on how to replace the alternator.

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Re: alternator problem ?? maybe

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:24 pm

There's a rebuild article right here: How to rewind a GL1500 alternator




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