Alternator 1500 goldwing 1988


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Alternator 1500 goldwing 1988

Post by davis1@inter.net.il » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:01 am



1500 Goldwing 1988 The original Altantor broke down 7 months ago, I bought a non-original Alternator 40A on it, it worked half a year and also went bad. I thought buying a 90A would be better? What do you suggest I do?



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Re: Alternator 1500 goldwing 1988

Post by GlimWas » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:59 am

As driving without an alternator is impossible, i would buy the 90A version....
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Re: Alternator 1500 goldwing 1988

Post by CrystalPistol » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:34 pm

I use the Comp-U-Fire 90A alternator and Odyssey PC680 AGM battery. They compliment each other well.

My '97 was triked in '98, PO put C-U-F on about 2000 or 2001 maybe, soon after they came out knowing him. When I bought trike in 2004, it was still there, but needed a new AGM battery as whatever C-U-F sent with alt had died. Put new Odyssey PC680 on it then. In 2005, that C-U-F suffered a broken solder connection in the rotor on a trip so with a few recharging stops, limped into motel for night about 75 miles later, swapped in a spare OEM next AM, Odyssey started the trike, took C-U-F to local shop at home, he put new rotor & brushes in, I put it back in trike, returned the borrowed spare OEM to buddy, it's been fine ever since. I did find just by chance, a C-U-F removed from a parted out wreck on Ebay one night, threw in a low bid, won it too, it was a much higher ser # so newer. It's in the trike now and my other "first" C-U-F is my spare (this way, I know my spare works …. and then somewhere along the way I was given a operating OEM alt too)). That 2004 Odyssey was replaced in 2016 with new Odyssey PC680 and it lives still in the '85 GL1200 I sold.

Comp-U-Fire is a Delco Remey CS121 car alternator with new end frame, new 4 vane drive hub, & temperature compensating regulator. Spares for a CS121 or CS130 will work. The large O ring seal is Honda OEM, the smaller shaft oil seal is Chicago Rawhide # 9878 and crosses to National # 471224.

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Re: Alternator 1500 goldwing 1988

Post by PunWinger » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:02 am

davis1@inter.net.il wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:01 am
1500 Goldwing 1988 The original Altantor broke down 7 months ago, I bought a non-original Alternator 40A on it, it worked half a year and also went bad. I thought buying a 90A would be better? What do you suggest I do?
I replaced mine in my '89 Wing in April ('19) with a 90A from RareElectrical on Amazon. Much less expensive than Comp-U-Fire. It works well and did not produce any noise in the stereo system. Under torque, it does vibrate between 1500-1700 rpms and 2100-2300 rpms as well. I'm not sure if it may be misaligned somehow (it looks square on) or if the alternator is truly at fault, so maybe the more expensive brands could be a better investment in the long run. Other than that though, no other complaints on it. When you do replace the alternator, be sure to replace the dampeners as well.

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Re: Alternator 1500 goldwing 1988

Post by CrystalPistol » Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:11 pm

PunWinger wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:02 am
I replaced mine in my '89 Wing in April ('19) with a 90A from RareElectrical on Amazon. Much less expensive than Comp-U-Fire. It works well and did not produce any noise in the stereo system. Under torque, it does vibrate between 1500-1700 rpms and 2100-2300 rpms as well.
Yeah, you are right on about the $$$, CuF ain't cheap but rebuild parts are plentiful if ever needed.
I don't get any noise …. nor any of them vibrations.
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Re: Alternator 1500 goldwing 1988

Post by Bentrider » Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:57 am

davis1@inter.net.il wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:01 am
1500 Goldwing 1988 The original Altantor broke down 7 months ago, I bought a non-original Alternator 40A on it, it worked half a year and also went bad. I thought buying a 90A would be better? What do you suggest I do?
I replaced my 40 amp stock alternator off my 1989 1500 years ago. The original 40 amp alternator worked fine when I pulled it but I sent it to an alternator shop and had it rebuilt anyway. Its been sitting on the shelf as a spare ever since. If you want it, let me know. You pay shipping and its yours free.

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Re: Alternator 1500 goldwing 1988

Post by bellboy40 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:09 am

Bentrider wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:57 am
I replaced my 40 amp stock alternator off my 1989 1500 years ago. The original 40 amp alternator worked fine when I pulled it but I sent it to an alternator shop and had it rebuilt anyway. Its been sitting on the shelf as a spare ever since. If you want it, let me know. You pay shipping and its yours free.
Wow, I didn't know the 1989 model came out 1500 years ago! :lol:
Just kidding Bentrider.

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Re: Alternator 1500 goldwing 1988

Post by gford » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:48 am

Its the bike moses was driving at the time.

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Re: Alternator 1500 goldwing 1988

Post by bellboy40 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:44 am

I'm pretty sure back then they were driving a Honda Accord. The Bible says they were all in one accord. :D

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Re: Alternator 1500 goldwing 1988

Post by Bentrider » Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:37 am

bellboy40 wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:09 am
Bentrider wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:57 am
I replaced my 40 amp stock alternator off my 1989 1500 years ago. The original 40 amp alternator worked fine when I pulled it but I sent it to an alternator shop and had it rebuilt anyway. Its been sitting on the shelf as a spare ever since. If you want it, let me know. You pay shipping and its yours free.
Wow, I didn't know the 1989 model came out 1500 years ago! :lol:
Just kidding Bentrider.
I bought it off a guy who rode it in the crusades.



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