Voltage regulator


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Voltage regulator

Post by nedntrish » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:12 pm



I have a 91 1500GL. I am trying to find where the voltage regulator is located. According to my Clymer repair manual, I should be checking it but I can't find it on the bike.

What happened was I took the bike to the car wash. I tried to be carful as to not spray in the engine or on the dash. Afterward, I went to the hardware store and when I went to leave my battery was dead. It's been a week, I would think that the water would be dried up by now.

I haven't removed and opened up the alternator yet, but I probably will.

Any thoughts?



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Re: Voltage regulator

Post by detdrbuzzard » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:19 pm

I think its built in the alternator or on the alternator
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Re: Voltage regulator

Post by nedntrish » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:41 pm

There is a regulator/rectifier in the altornator. But when I google it, and when I went to wingstuff.com the pics simply don't match. They look more like what I would expect in my car.

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Re: Voltage regulator

Post by virgilmobile » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:55 pm

That's a fact..the gl 1500 charging system is a slightly modified car alternator...Its just the front is coupled to the engine rather than belt driven.
The guts of it are quite standard..
It's not terribly hard to remove...Unhook the battery and then the 2 wires from the rear of the alternator...just 3 mounting bolts and it wiggles out.

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Re: Voltage regulator

Post by ct1500 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:08 am

The voltage regulator is internal to the alternator. It is soldered both to the brush holder and rectifier and is not a separate user serviceable part from Honda.
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Re: Voltage regulator

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:47 pm

It's also quite possible that a previous owner has put an aftermarket alternator on your bike, which would mean it does not match up with any Honda drawing or manual.

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Re: Voltage regulator

Post by nedntrish » Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:56 pm

Every test that I ran by the book is pointing to the alternator being out. As soon as I find a trailer to put it on its going to the shop. Will post updates.

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Re: Voltage regulator

Post by dingdong » Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:00 am

Ditto on what Bellboy said.
Your bike has an alternator with built in regulator. It is located down by you left foot peg. Easy to rebuild yourself. If you do, also I suggest you replace the rubber dampers while you are in there.
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Re: Voltage regulator

Post by MikeB » Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:53 am

nedntrish wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:56 pm
Every test that I ran by the book is pointing to the alternator being out. As soon as I find a trailer to put it on its going to the shop. Will post updates.
The original post was made in 2015. It would be nice if the original poster would come back with an update in a timely manner.
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Re: Voltage regulator

Post by AZgl1800 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:40 pm

MikeB wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:53 am
nedntrish wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:56 pm
Every test that I ran by the book is pointing to the alternator being out. As soon as I find a trailer to put it on its going to the shop. Will post updates.
The original post was made in 2015. It would be nice if the original poster would come back with an update in a timely manner.
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