Alternator question ?


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Alternator question ?

Postby guitarzan » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:16 pm



I think this is my alternator. I removed the bolts on this so I could spring the frame a little to get my shifter rod off so I can put a shifter rod brace on. I don't know if I had to do it but I did. Now I cant remember if it's one bolt that hods it on with a nut on the end or if its two bolts. I have the place circled that I'm talking about. Oh and what is it that these two tubes drain? When I drained them only one had what I guess if water in it from condensation. Is that what it is.

Thank you so much
Frank
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Re: Alternator question ?

Postby wingman12 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:25 pm

Good evening Frank, your alternator is the part with the green strip, I believe there's 3 bolts holding it in place. Yes the 2 tubes with caps on them, need to be emptied every time you do a tune up to remove any water. :D :D

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Re: Alternator question ?

Postby spiralout » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:03 am

That's your rear lower motor mount. Should be a bolt and a nut.

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Re: Alternator question ?

Postby mrjay62 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:57 am

Hi there...

like they said no need to remove the motor mount bolt...
Disconnect the wiring 1st. One wire bolts on the rear of the Atl, the other one is a plug connection.There are 3 bolts holding alt,there are guide pins so slide it back about an inch and slowly start to work out from the bike.... it will come out...
Just did it on my gl1500... my 1st time.... with the help from the guys here...
And as wingman12 said drain those tubes.... just remove the black caps and replace them when done....

dont worry to much about the water its from the Air Conditioning.

jay
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Re: Alternator question ?

Postby spiralout » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:06 pm

Am I the only one that understood what OP was asking? :D :D
I thought he made it fairly clear :?: I thought I did too :lol:

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Re: Alternator question ?

Postby mrjay62 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:14 pm

Wait , what ?did I miss something...
Isn't frank looking to remove his Alternator?

I been know to read one thing today and answer it with a question I read 3 days ago..
Stuff happens....
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Re: Alternator question ?

Postby mrjay62 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:20 pm

FRANK.?

How are you doing?
You do know, You have to flip the bike upside down to do that Right?
And while your at it, Spin the Petal and fast as you and oil the chain and change the old baseball card the a regular playing care they last longer.....

Good luck....
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Re: Alternator question ?

Postby spiralout » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:23 pm

mrjay62 wrote:FRANK.?

How are you doing?
You do know, You to flip the bike upside down to do that Right?
And while your at it, Spin the Petal and fast as you and oil the chain and change the old baseball card the a regular playing care they last longer.....

Good luck....

:lol: :lol: :lol:
I say we just blame it on the misleading thread title, deal? ;)

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Re: Alternator question ?

Postby wingman12 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:30 pm

Spiralout, it did seem that you were the only one to catch that he wanted to install the shifter brace, I am guilty of getting trapped by the header thread and did not absorb the shifter stabilizer installation. I will blame it on the 2nd glass of wine. :D :D

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Re: Alternator question ?

Postby mrjay62 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:31 pm

FRANK IM SO CONFUSED,

You want to Take the Alternator out Or the Shifter off?..

either way flip it upside just like you use to do with your bicycle. lol :roll:

Sprialout; I hope he knows im kidding.....
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Re: Alternator question ?

Postby mrjay62 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:33 pm

And now that I think about ... a few weeks ago he asked me about the shifter....
THATS IT AFTER THIS YEAR IM CUTTING BACK ON SMOKING GRASS,!
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Re: Alternator question ?

Postby mrjay62 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:40 pm

Sent: Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:26 am
by guitarzan

So you know how to work on all this stuff? I'm not mechanically inclined really. I ride and then I think, well heck now I do this on the bike. I have all the lower Tupperware off now and I hope I can get it back together. You have a bike that you ride, right? 

I purchased my 1994 Goldwing SE 1500 last year in September.
Jay. Oh hey, I got one of those shifter braces, what do you think of those?

Frank
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Re: Alternator question ?

Postby mrjay62 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:23 pm

Frank. How are you making out??
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Re: Alternator question ?

Postby spiralout » Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:39 am

guitarzan gave up on this thread. He posted a few times in a dyna bead thread but abandoned us here :( :(

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Re: Alternator question ?

Postby mrjay62 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:40 pm

spiralout wrote:guitarzan gave up on this thread. He posted a few times in a dyna bead thread but abandoned us here :( :(


He'll be back once he figures out dyna beads in the motor oil won't balance out the rough idle.

Youll see.
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Re: Alternator question ?

Postby redial » Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:15 pm

But, as someone posted above, it makes the aircon run cooler 8-)
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Re: Alternator question ?

Postby guitarzan » Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:55 pm

Guitarzan never gives up on anything. That's why I always make it through.

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