02 GL1800 CHARGING SYSTEM :(


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repsolracer22
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02 GL1800 CHARGING SYSTEM :(

Postby repsolracer22 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:40 pm



Battery charges at 11.5 volts when bike is on and running. Not 13-14 like it should be. Im assuming bad alternator? Bike is an 02 with about 80k on it.

Ive done a few checks up to this point and everything is leading towards alternator. Any ideas? Whose is the best place to get an alternator from? I know Honda is like $9000 so an aftermarket one is fine.



wingfart
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Re: 02 GL1800 CHARGING SYSTEM :(

Postby wingfart » Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:19 pm

If you havn't already done so, check the cruise control to see if it works. A blown cruise control fuse will also disable the charge function of the alternator.

repsolracer22
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Re: 02 GL1800 CHARGING SYSTEM :(

Postby repsolracer22 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:16 pm

yep. that's all good.

bike has over 80k on it, so im assuming its definitely the alternator. anybody replaced theirs before and know a good aftermarket brand? what is the AMP you used? thanks

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Re: 02 GL1800 CHARGING SYSTEM :(

Postby Red Ron » Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:52 am

I am assuming you have already had the battery tested. '06 and up Honda started putting a much stronger alternator on the bike. I remember reading a post over on the gl1800riders.com website that showed some tricks for easily removing the old alternator. Maybe it also shows where they got the new one.

repsolracer22
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Re: 02 GL1800 CHARGING SYSTEM :(

Postby repsolracer22 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:22 pm

WHO SELLS A GOOD AFTERMARKET ALTERNATOR? DIDN'T WANT TO GET A BRAND NEW ONE FROM HONDA FOR $9000




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