Alternator - mile / km - the end


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Alternator - mile / km - the end

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Write when you changed the alternator. Indicate the year of manufacture motorcycles and mileage miles or kilometers.
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Mine is a 97 1500SE somewhere around 170,000km I changed to a 90amp alternator after the stock unit quit charging. 8-)
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Mine, too, is a '97 SE, with about 130,000 km on it when I installed a 95-amp LActrical replacement. My OEM alternator was still working at 100%, but didn't have enough extra juice to power accessories I wanted onboard.

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'93 se, alternator gave up the ghost with about 70,000 miles on the clock
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I have a '99 SE. The dealer replaced a faulty alternator in July 2004 with 55,384 miles on odometer.
In Nov 2005, with 66,350 miles on odometer, I changed to 90 amp Compufire alternator for peace of mind.
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Started singing at about 40k miles. Pulled, cleaned, replaced bearings, brushes and rubber bumpers. Still going strong. They are easy to repair.

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The only one I had to change was many years back on my 92, I think it was about 70,000 and it was only the brushes that needed to be changed
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I have a 98SEwith factory alt. But had it rebuilt at 68,000 miles.Was working fine but was doing timing belt so did it to. ;)

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99 SE, OEM went out at 150,000 km, second (ken hemmings rebuilt, went at 210,000 km, replaced with lactrical 95 amp. At 215,000 km the voltage on the Lactical increased from 14.2 to 15+ volts, replaced with world power system alternator (WPS) and carry the lactrical as a spare. The WPS has been working great.

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I help my alt. ,I changed headlight ,running lights and turn signals to leds,should cut down on load on the alt.

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1998 Aspencade. I Removed the OEM alternator @ 2245 miles and Installed a Compufire Alternator shortly after I bought the bike. There were no problems with the OEM alternator. I replaced it to provide a larger current carrying capacity. I still have the OEM alternator on the shelf.

A few years later I bought a Ken Hemming High Output alternator as a Hi Output back-up. At 154889 miles, I removed the Compufire for inspection and Installed the Ken Hemming Alternator for testing. It tested okay but I prefer the operation of the Compufire. It holds higher voltage output at idle. The Ken Hemming alternator output would drop below 13 volts at idle. The Compufire holds between 13.9 and 14.2 V.

The following month at 155419 miles I reinstalled the Compufire after cleaning and inspection.

I currently have 161210 miles on the GL1500.
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'97 SE OEM alternator pooped at 48K miles. Installed Lactrical 85A alternator. Now at 55K

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If you go up to a higher output alternator ,do you have to get a gel battery also ? I know on a compufire they recommend a gel battery. :?:

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billbob wrote:If you go up to a higher output alternator ,do you have to get a gel battery also ? I know on a compufire they recommend a gel battery. :?:
You really want an AGM battery if you have a higher-output battery like a Compufire.

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billbob wrote:If you go up to a higher output alternator ,do you have to get a gel battery also ? I know on a compufire they recommend a gel battery. :?:
To clarify a bit on a not so clear topic, you will probably not want a Gel Cell battery for your Goldwing. Gel Cell Batteries must be recharged correctly or the battery will suffer premature failure. The battery charger being used to recharge the battery(s) must be designed or be adjustable for Gel Cell Batteries. If you are using an alternator to recharge a true Gel Cell a special regulator must be installed.

AGM (absorbed glass mat) is a special design glass mat designed to wick the battery electrolyte between the battery plates. AGM batteries contain only enough liquid to keep the mat wet with the electrolyte and if the battery is broken no free liquid is available to leak out.

Gel Cell batteries contain a silica type gel that the battery electrolyte is suspended in, this thick paste like material allows electrons to flow between plates but will not leak from the battery if the case is broken.

AGM Batteries outsell Gel Cell by at least a 100 to 1...

Gel Cell Batteries are typically a bit more costly and do not offer the same power capacity as do the same physical size AGM battery...

Read more here --> https://www.batterystuff.com/kb/article ... s-agm.html
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So a AGM battery with high output alt?:?:

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That sounds like a good combination to me.
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Thank you all.
I thought that the alternator constant lifetime.
For example, 150,000 kilometers and wait fault. Differences in running is large.
The difference caused Electrical loads.
My GL 1500 with 97000 km and original alternator.

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hello from France

on my 1500 gl this 1993, the alternator is original with 197 000 kms (122 000 miles)
  all the lights are led

cool on road

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