Stock alternator gave up


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Stock alternator gave up

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As I mentioned the original alternator finally stopped charging after 60,000 miles. I ordered in a DB Electrical 90Amp, AHA0002 Alternator For Honda Gold Wing GL1500 1990 GL1500A Aspencade 1991-2000 GL1500I Interstate 1991-96 GL1500SE 1990-2000 1520cc /464177. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DV ... UTF8&psc=1
It came in today 2 day delivery not bad. I also have new dampeners coming in. The question I have is this, the new alternator does not have a connector on the back like the old one did.
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I am thinking I just connect the lead (it is a single blk/wht wire) from the cycle circled in red to the connector on the new alternator? Of course the hot lead coming from the battery would connect to the terminal circled in white on the new alternator.

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Where the long black wire on the stock alternator plugged into the wire harness, the new black wire should plug in. It should be on the left side of the bike behind the left shelter cover (#14) at the bracket (#5).


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Thank you sir, I thought that would be the case just wanted to make sure. Since the ends don't match I will need to put a new matching connector on the end of each wire, but that should not be a problem. I have to wait a few more days until the new vibration dampeners come in, the old ones look and feel ok but I would sooner wait and put the new ones in. One last question, the old alternator has I think a noise filter I have included a picture should that be moved to the new alternator?
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Re: Stock alternator gave up

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The connector on my LActrical alternator didn't match my bike's wiring, either. I cut off the original connector & used standard spade connectors.

Don't know about the noise filter, although some have reported noise on their headsets after adding aftermarket alternators, LED lights, etc., so maybe it's a good thing to have!

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Re: Stock alternator gave up

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As Mh said, some use the filter and some don’t. I didn’t put it on my 90 amp. It has a small square black box on back grounded to the alternator which may be a filter. Hard to see on the right in photo. I used a flashlight and no room for my phone. We don’t have intercoms, but the radio has no interference.


The black wire on the right is from the alternator going to the plug. Mine plugged right in, but the wire barely reached. I had to reroute both plugs to get it to reach.


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Thank you to all that added their advice, I think I will leave the old filter off since I don't use intercom ( I'm all Sena bluetooth) All I need to do now is wait for the new Dampeners to come in. I will put new spade connectors on to connect the Black wires.

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Probably the problem with your old alternator is the brushes, you can replace them and keep it as a spare or sell it so someone in need
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I was thinking the same thing. Thanks



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