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what upgrade altinator

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:53 pm
by lamasue
my mechanic dosnt like compufire had to work on alot of them for bad bearings anyone else have this problem and does honda make a alt. for 1500 in a 90amp i have a 2000 se

Re: what upgrade altinator

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:39 pm
by redial
Try this one. I have heard good things and bad things about Compufire and others, but only good things about:

http://myplace.frontier.com/~hemi-roid

He appears to be experienced and genuine.

Re: what upgrade altinator

Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:43 pm
by WingAdmin
redial wrote:Try this one. I have heard good things and bad things about Compufire and others, but only good things about:

http://myplace.frontier.com/~hemi-roid

He appears to be experienced and genuine.
Ken (hemi-roid) is a good guy and knows what he's doing. He's a member here, and you can send him a message directly: ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=48580

Re: what upgrade altinator

Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:04 pm
by Wingsconsin
Ken Heming is the operator of the alternator service posted above.
He re-built my Compufire last year - It had over 85,000 miles of service on it and was working fine -
But I had it redone just to be sure it was ready for the next 85K ....


Re: what upgrade altinator

Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:04 pm
by lamasue
yes checked out the site i think im going to get the high output alt from him i like whats he doing

Re: what upgrade altinator

Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:05 am
by gordonv
I spend more time over on the Valkyrie forum, and there is a lot of posts there for Mars alternators. They also support that forum.

Re: what upgrade altinator

Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:20 am
by silverado6x6
I seem to recall that a Saturn, yes the car Saturn alternator comes in high output and all you have to do is to change the end plate.
Being a mechanic all my life I have taken apart a ton of starters and alternators and usually it's dirt and dust in the brushes, the regulator if it's internal is usually the one that quits first. Because of heat. Bearings quit because of too tight of belts, but that's not an issue with Goldwings as they are shaft driven, just make sure the back plate bushing has high quality grease.