Arrowhead alternators


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Arrowhead alternators

Post by Sidcar » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:41 am



Anyone fitted an Arrowhead alternator to their GL1500' are they any good?

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Re: Arrowhead alternators

Post by newday777 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:13 am

I've never heard of Arrowhead Alternators.
Where are they from?

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Re: Arrowhead alternators

Post by Sidcar » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:18 pm

They say they've been going for 45 years.
www.arrowheadep.com


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Re: Arrowhead alternators

Post by MikeB » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:45 pm

I used your link and looked up Arrowhead.

I found the part number for their 90 amp alternator and did a search on the internet.
It was part number AHA0002.

I found them on Amazon as a DB Electrical alternator. They sell for $129.95 or $139.95 depending on which listing you look at.
One of the listings shows an OEM looking alternator
https://www.amazon.com/Arrowhead-Altern ... B009XISYM6

And one of the listings shows one that looks like a Lactrical Alternator.
https://www.amazon.com/Alternator-1991- ... B07CVQ9L6N

I guess you pay your money and you take your chances.

The good thing is Amazon is a good company to deal with so you can probably be pretty well protected.
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Re: Arrowhead alternators

Post by Sidcar » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:55 am

There is not a lot of choice.
Honda OEM £366. $477
Compufire High Output, £303.00
Import Duty 83.94
Shipping 22.00. = $529

Arrowhead High Output (who?) from UK 206.00. $268
Arrowhead Normal Output 186.00. $242
Arrowhead “ “ from Italy (inc shipping) 136.00. $177

The Arrowhead from Italy is the best deal but it's a long way to return it if it goes belly up.
I can buy 40amp alternators direct from China at $47 per unit plus shipping and duty but I have to buy ten (minimum order).
Given the failure rate perhaps that is the way to go.😀

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Re: Arrowhead alternators

Post by AZgl1800 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:20 am

I can buy 40amp alternators direct from China at $47 per unit plus shipping and duty but I have to buy ten (minimum order).
Given the failure rate perhaps that is the way to go.😀


that is still cheaper than OEM, and you have 9 spares :mrgreen:


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