question about alternator


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vagent
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question about alternator

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I just replaced the alternator on my bike. I found a small black box with 0.5uF+1.5uF 250V on it. I assume it is a capacitor, but I don't know what it's for. It was on the old wiring. Do I need this and dose anyone know what its for?


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1goldwingnut
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It's a noise suppressor for the radio/CB. I would leave it on.
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It is a noise suppressor to keep alternator whine from coming through the radio. Seeing as how you already installed the alternator it will have to do as is. :)
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Thanks guys. Just curious.
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Leave it on,
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