Changing alternator


Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
  • Sponsored Links
Tpawre
Posts: 28
Joined: Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:14 am
Location: Derry, nh
Motorcycle: 1990 gl1500

Changing alternator

Postby Tpawre » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:49 pm



Who can tell me what the little component is bolted to the back of the alt.? One wire goes up towards the radio area on my 1500.
Is it part of the alternator or a noise suppressor(which someone "thought" it was). Is it the regulator or is that built in?
Thanks in advance



User avatar
HALBUDD
Posts: 846
Joined: Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:14 pm
Location: New Albany In
Motorcycle: 1984 gl1200a&1985GL1200A & 1996 gl 1500 aspy. us army 74-77

Re: Changing alternator

Postby HALBUDD » Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:25 pm

The small component is a noise suppressor,as the regulator is built inside of your alternator. -------------Hal
A woman that can use tools is worth her weight in gold !!

Tpawre
Posts: 28
Joined: Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:14 am
Location: Derry, nh
Motorcycle: 1990 gl1500

Re: Changing alternator

Postby Tpawre » Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:38 pm

HALBUDD wrote:The small component is a noise suppressor,as the regulator is built inside of your alternator. -------------Hal

Thanks, so just take it off and put it on the new one?

User avatar
Bluewaterhooker0
Posts: 556
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:27 pm
Location: Tampa, Fl
Motorcycle: 1997 Goldwing GL 1500 SE

Re: Changing alternator

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:21 pm

Yes. It looks as though most new replacement alternators come with one already attached, when they are sold for the GL1500. If yours isn't, then install the old one.

User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 17046
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: Changing alternator

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:03 pm

It's important to have on there if you plan on using your CB or AM radio. Otherwise the noise generated will obliterate any received radio signal.

User avatar
Fiberthree
Posts: 447
Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:06 pm
Location: Behind the windshield
Motorcycle: Black 1999 GL1500SE

Re: Changing alternator

Postby Fiberthree » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:49 pm

WingAdmin wrote:It's important to have on there if you plan on using your CB or AM radio. Otherwise the noise generated will obliterate any received radio signal.

When I replaced my stock alt in 2005 with a Compufire unit the instructions said to discard that part. I'm sure it wouldn't harm anything if I put it back on, but I wonder why they said you don't need it? Anybody else discard it when upping their amps?
Ed

WARNING: All posts are subject to influence from an uncontrollable dominant sarcastic gene. Offensive remarks may or may not be intentional.

Tpawre
Posts: 28
Joined: Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:14 am
Location: Derry, nh
Motorcycle: 1990 gl1500

Re: Changing alternator

Postby Tpawre » Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:03 pm

Its all done with a stock alt., i did watch a video on compfire and it said the same, cut the wire and tuck it and toss the suppressor




Return to “GL1500 Information & Questions”




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: kane67 and 1 guest