GL1500 High output Alternator


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GL1500 High output Alternator

Postby dw3123 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:25 pm



I came across a posting where a reviewer was talking about the Comp u fire high output alternator. in his remarks he said that it was actually Delco Remy CS-130 and posted this link to documentation on the CS-130.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/23641349/Serv ... emy-CS-130

looking at the pictures, it appears that the front housings are different and of course there is no pulley on the GL version. my question is, does anyone know if this information is correct and if so, does the GL stock front housing fit the delco version?

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Re: GL1500 High output Alternator

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:00 pm

The info is correct but I don't think the stock Goldwing housings fit the alternator. Compufire has built those for the Goldwing application.

It's not so simple as grab the Delco unit and swap a few bits and pop it in.

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Re: GL1500 High output Alternator

Postby dw3123 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:02 pm

Thanks I was able to get the answers. The nose peice of the stock alternator is not swappable to the CS-130. Comp-U-fire custom makes these. he says that he has rebuilts out there that are 5 years old and holding up well. and the new Comp-U-Fire units are also holding up.
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Re: GL1500 High output Alternator

Postby Kiwi2 » Thu May 03, 2012 5:51 am

Hi if you are going to fit a Compufire, don't forget to order the bolts at the same time to fit the alternator as the original alternator bolts are not long enough, as I found out. I couldn't go to my local Honda dealer to get the bolts as I got my Compufire from the US ....... had to wait 10 days for the bolts to arrive in New Zealand.

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Re: GL1500 High output Alternator

Postby jazzrider » Tue May 08, 2012 10:43 pm

Go to Rareelectrical.com

The have alt's and starters. Not rebuilt all new, great prices and warranties. I've been running one for a while (95amp) doing great.
Good people to deal with, I called them, to order (i don't like to order over the net if it can be avoided) The have a tech support if needed.

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Re: GL1500 High output Alternator

Postby terryj » Wed May 09, 2012 1:38 pm

As I posted in another thread, if your going to upgrade your alternator from 40 amps to 95 amps remember to upgrade your "white" alternator wire also to handle the increase in current. This wire was designed for the 40 amp output of the OEM alternator, although it will handle higher current than 40 amps if your bike is pushing 50 amps or more your alternator wire will start to heat up. I know this isn't some that is addressed in most threads about High out put alternator installs.




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