GL1500 Alternator Light


Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
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GL1500 Alternator Light

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I have been looking for a way to put an alternator "idiot light" on my wings, but until last night came up empty-handed. My issue is that i have only a basic understanding of electronics & am afraid to try & build a "circuit." Last night I ran across a website that solves this issue...it is an "all in one" solution. The website is: http://www.sparkbright.co.uk & I was curious if anyone else has tries this solution yet. There are 2 models to choose from & I am looking at purchasing the Eclipse model. It looks like it would solve the problem that GL1500 owners have dealt with for a long time!!! Any thoughts?


Brian Stovall
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Re: GL1500 Alternator Light

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Have a look at this topic - the one from VP Accessories that the review is about is no longer available unfortunately, but there are some other alternatives posted by other members farther down in the topic: viewtopic.php?t=32282
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Re: GL1500 Alternator Light

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I must have gotten the last alternator warning light from VP back in January.
It paid for itself a week ago when the alternator failed.
That bright red light came on and I knew immediately that I was
running on borrowed time before the battery ran low.
That light saved my bacon.
George in Jersey.
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76 Goldwing Gl-1000
77 Honda CT-90 "Trail 90"
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Re: GL1500 Alternator Light

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2015 Goldwing, basic black

Previously: GL1200 standard, GL1200 Interstate, GL1500 Goldwing, GL1500 Valkyrie Standard, 2000 Valkyrie Interstate, many other Hondas
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Re: GL1500 Alternator Light

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Just venting here....
Why the heck did Honda NOT put a alternator warning light on those bikes.
Honda left that blank spot at the right side of the panel with nothing in it and it certainly LOOKS like they had a warning light in mind. If I could buy the whole kit for $15, produced in bulk at the factory, I doubt it would have cost Honda $5 to add that light. On a bike as expensive and "high end" as a Goldwing, that is inexcusable.


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99 Goldwing GL-1500 SE
76 Goldwing Gl-1000
77 Honda CT-90 "Trail 90"
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