2000 GL 1500 ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENTS


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2000 GL 1500 ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENTS

Postby Wingrider54 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:30 pm



I am a newbie to these boards and have really enjoyed reading here in the past. Now I have a question. I have a 2000 GL1500 SE that has charging issues. Dealer tells me it needs a new alternator. Says OEM would be be $320 and Honda would be about $360. Have been doing some searching and found OEM on EBAY for $250 these are 12 volt 40 amp. I run Gebings a lot and have been researching 95 amps that are running about $315 on EBAY.

What are thoughts on the 2 sizes and the prices? Any other resources that you could point me toward also.

Thanks in advance for your input.



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Re: 2000 GL 1500 ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENTS

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:05 pm

First off, your terminology is a bit incorrect. OEM means Original Equipment Manufacturer - in this case Honda. So an OEM alternator IS a Honda alternator.

If it's not made by Honda (not OEM), then it's an aftermarket alternator.

My intuition would be to go with a higher capacity aftermarket alternator, but that's just me - and I tend to hang a lot of extra electrical "stuff" on my bike.

A higher capacity alternator also means that it will normally be running at a lower percentage of its rated capacity - which means less heat, and heat is an alternator killer.

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Re: 2000 GL 1500 ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENTS

Postby Wingrider54 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:09 pm

Thanks for your correcting me. I have decided to learn more about the bike so that I can make better informed decisions and hopefully save me more money in the long run. This is definetely a great place to do that at.

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Re: 2000 GL 1500 ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENTS

Postby MikeB » Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:11 pm

I think your best option is to contact Ken Hemming, 3701 E. 69TH. AVE., MERRILLVILLE, IN. 46410-3963, 219-947-4038, Email: hemi-roid@verizon.net. His Website is http://mysite.verizon.net/resp3jbj/. He does excellent work and there really is no better person to talk to about the GL1500 alternator. He has many different options for you so contact him. You can't go wrong.

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