Alternator Molex plug replacement


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Alternator Molex plug replacement

Postby NetTech94 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:30 pm



In the process of installing new rebuilt alternator looks like the White(brownish) plug that goes into the alternator broke off. Tracing it up, it appears that it is between the plastic and the gas tank fill. Any suggestions on how I can get the end to unplug it. It looks to be a bear to replace.

Bob



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Re: Alternator Molex plug replacement

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:51 pm

Is this the connector you're talking about?


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Re: Alternator Molex plug replacement

Postby NetTech94 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:06 pm

That be the critter I'm struggling with....

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Re: Alternator Molex plug replacement

Postby NetTech94 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:08 pm

I need to buy that assembly. I found it last night after some searching but haven't ordered it yet. Seem like everything you need its order and wait 2 to 7 days.

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Re: Alternator Molex plug replacement

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:24 pm

NetTech94 wrote:I need to buy that assembly. I found it last night after some searching but haven't ordered it yet. Seem like everything you need its order and wait 2 to 7 days.


There are a couple on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R4 ... 5&_sacat=0

However...you'll pay. The crappy old ones on eBay are $30 and $40 each. You can order a brand new one from Cyclemax for $22, but you will wait a week or so to get it.

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Re: Alternator Molex plug replacement

Postby NetTech94 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:31 pm

How difficult will it be to replace. I can't seem to find the end after it leaves the alternator?

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Re: Alternator Molex plug replacement

Postby lamasue » Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:38 pm

easy to plug in I did mine when I upgraded altinators

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Re: Alternator Molex plug replacement

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:51 pm

As far as I know, that 2-pin plug is buried up in the bike. When I replaced my alternator, the new alternator was supposed to plug in the same way. It is a basic 2-pin plug connection, using only one of the conductors. I happened to have those 2-pin plugs, and simply attached a new mating plug to the end of the old wire, and plugged the new alternator into the end of the old wire. I'm sure some would disapprove, but it came in really handy when I had to replace that alternator a month later due to bad bearings. Saved a bunch of disassembly time. What you end up with is a 2-pin plug extension wire, male to female, without having to get to the end buried in the bike. Cyclemax has the plugs that I used.

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/2_wire_ ... /129/36020




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