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1500 alternator

Postby hap2 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:30 pm



Possible for the local auto electrical shop (or anybody for that matter) to rebuild my alternator to make it produce 90 amps?

I wonder how long id take?

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Re: 1500 alternator

Postby bustedwing » Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:54 pm

Here it is cheaper to purchase a 90 amp alternatater then it is to rebuild one. Mainly because one of the bearings is a common bearing while the other is not so common and more expensive. Also the connections are really short so if you want to save the voltage regulator you have a hard time working around it without breaking the connections. Some shops will just charge to change all the parts which cost more than a new one.
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Re: 1500 alternator

Postby hap2 » Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:50 am

U said "here" it is cheaper. Where's "here"? And what am I lookin at for a price?

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Re: 1500 alternator

Postby curley » Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:43 am

go here: ( scroll down for info)
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=22802

ebay listing: ( scroll down for 90 amp version)
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid= ... &_from=R40

go here if you want to have yours rebuilt:
http://myplace.frontier.com/~hemi-roid/
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Re: 1500 alternator

Postby cbx4evr » Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:24 pm

Cheaper here too - that is in Canada to buy a 90 amp.
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Re: 1500 alternator

Postby bustedwing » Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:48 pm

Sorry, the reason I said here was because I saw you are from Canada and I don't know about the availability in your area, but here, as you can see from my name and I.D. that I am from the U.S. and availability may be a little bit different.
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Re: 1500 alternator

Postby Wingsconsin » Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:52 pm

go here if you want to have yours rebuilt:
http://myplace.frontier.com/~hemi-roid/
hope this helps

Read more: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=22941#ixzz37ZJjCzM3

Can also buy a high output alternator from him ....
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Re: 1500 alternator

Postby Mh434 » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:01 pm

If it helps, price-wise, I just received my new 95 amp alternator from LActrical (in California, of course). I'm just outside Victoria, so shipping, tax, etc. should all be similar - my price, to my door, was $237.67CAD. I doubt you could get your stock one rebuilt for less, it wouldn't make as many amps, and it would still be a repaired, used alt.

The originals were marginal and, with any extra load from non-OEM electrical devices, had to work at virtually max output, a lot of the time, to keep up. Naturally, working this hard shortens their life.

The physically larger aftermarket alts (like the one I just bought) are full-sized automotive ones, with Goldwing-style face plates, are just loafing along to keep up with a blitzed-out 'Wing, and as a result should outlast the bike. The one I just bought is a Saturn car high-output unit.

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Re: 1500 alternator

Postby hap2 » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:59 pm

I assume it fit ok? I'm thinking of just giving a good cleaning with new brushes might b all it really needs. But a cleaning isn't going too increase the amps.

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Re: 1500 alternator

Postby Dusty Boots » Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:59 am

What 'extras' are you running on your bike that makes you think you need a 90 amp alternator? :?:

If you are not running a lot of additional extras, the OEM alternators on the 92s were a good alternator, durability wise. ;)

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Re: 1500 alternator

Postby Mh434 » Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:04 pm

hap2 wrote:I assume it fit ok? I'm thinking of just giving a good cleaning with new brushes might b all it really needs. But a cleaning isn't going too increase the amps.

I haven't installed mine yet, but lots of others have, and no one has had any trouble. I believe it's the same unit that all high-output alternator producers use. It is a little bigger than the stock one, but there is room for it. You're right - cleaning & re-brushing may bring yours back to its original output, but it will still be marginal, especially if you want to add anything to your electrical "budget".

My OEM one isn't stressed particularly by extras (yet) - I do have extra brake lights & saddlebag lights (in the reflector strips), but some of them are LED's. I did change the OEM headlight bulbs from 45/45 watts to 55/60 watt H4's, and noted a distinct drop in idle voltage. With the brake lights on, at idle, I'm getting 12.2 volts, so stop-and-go traffic will kill my battery. As I want to add heated grips, the OEM alt will definitely NOT keep up. Some heated grips will shut down completely if the idle voltage drops below around 13 volts, and I don't even get that without heated grips. Plus, I have a heated vest I don't dare use.

From what I've read, these HO alternators will handle all that, plus more, without any issues.

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Re: 1500 alternator

Postby Dusty Boots » Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:53 pm

Ya .... the alternators on the 96 and later models were inferior, as they began sourcing them out to Chinese factories!

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Re: 1500 alternator

Postby Mh434 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:43 am

Interestingly, the OEM alternator in my '97 SE is a Hitachi, with "Made in Japan" emblazoned all over it.

Of course, the bike also has "Canadian Edition" prominently displayed on it in several places, and there appear to be a few differences between it and the U.S. edition of the same bike. Could be the Japanese alternator was a hold-over for the Canuck version.

I will be keeping it, as a spare, as it's still functioning normally. I figure it's better to upgrade at a time of my choosing, rather than because of an unanticipated failure!

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Re: 1500 alternator

Postby TerryRuth » Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:12 am

heres 2 phone #800753 2242......................8003901119
in canada Alterstart

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Re: 1500 alternator

Postby cbx4evr » Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:26 am

That's almost the same question you asked in this thread.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=22941
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Re: 1500 alternator

Postby hap2 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:50 am

Thank u. I'll phone that #.

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Re: 1500 alternator

Postby Mh434 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:30 am

I don't think it's possible to get 90 amps out of an OEM 'Wing alternator. I've heard of professional rebuilders getting a little more than stock out of them, but nowhere near that much. I think you're looking at an aftermarket alt to get that much juice.

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Re: 1500 alternator

Postby TerryRuth » Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:49 am

no not stock but available at twice the price if you google phone # should give you the link

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Re: 1500 alternator

Postby Dusty Boots » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:23 pm

From the sounds of another post of yours, you best get a new battery 1st! :!:

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Re: 1500 alternator

Postby hap2 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:22 pm

I dunno re another battery. Under a load, it shows just under 11 V

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Re: 1500 alternator

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:47 pm

hap2 wrote:I dunno re another battery. Under a load, it shows just under 11 V


That's too low for a 1500. They need a LOT of power.

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Re: 1500 alternator

Postby hap2 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:35 pm

With a load tester, testing th battery, 11V holding the load switch for 10 secs is too low? What shud it b?

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Re: 1500 alternator

Postby Wingsconsin » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:38 pm

I think the bike needs at a minimum 10 volts to start the engine ...anything less it will crank but not start ..
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Re: 1500 alternator

Postby hap2 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:13 pm

My battery must b good then, cuz she starts with no problem every time & , as I said, under a load, it was showing just a tad under 11V.

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Re: 1500 alternator

Postby TerryRuth » Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:40 pm

2.2 volts per cell X 6 is 13.2 volts ======trick - charge it--- drain it --fill it with water - charge it - - drain it fill with acid can buy acid to fill 2 for $6.00




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