Are there reliable alternators that cost less than a Compufire?


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Are there reliable alternators that cost less than a Compufire?

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Are there reliable aftermarket alternators that don't cost $450-500 like the Compufire GL 1500 alternator?
(Especially since you then have to buy a gel battery too for more money?)

Doing this upgrade would be almost a third the original cost of the bike for me, and seems somewhat overpriced.

I know there is a lot of Chinese junk out there... Does anyone still make decent quality units at decent prices?


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Re: Are there reliable alternators that cost less than a Compufire?

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LActrical is another option. Lots of good reports, but the occasional QC issue.
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Re: Are there reliable alternators that cost less than a Compufire?

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I'm concerned that searching Google for "Compufire Goldwing" ends up with a lot of reports of failed units, or how to rebuild them.

Not exactly what I'd expect for such an expensive part. Ya' know?
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Re: Are there reliable alternators that cost less than a Compufire?

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My last one came from Lactrical.
Failed in only a year.
Just another piece of cheap chinese junk.


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