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« on: February 21, 2007, 06:17:29 PM »

the regulator wich is part of the alternator on my 1998 standard is bad at idle 13+volt at higher RPM almost 20 volts. i checked bike bandit they want $518 for a new alternator,i'm not to crazy about the idea of buying a used onefrom ebay or other out of state sources. does any one know of a rebuilder shop that might be cheeper then new or other cheeper sources?
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2007, 09:25:16 PM »

Solution A (which is what i did)
http://www.servicehonda.com/parts.php
Part Number:  31100-MZ0-005

31100-MZ0-005       ALTERNATOR ASSY.    $342.50

Try this link:
Service Honda Link to Alternator
Service Honda is always 30% less than most anyone else on the net for OEM parts.  I use them exclusively.

Solution B: Order a 1500 wing alternator, rotate the housing 180 degrees and  save half the money.  Now which model wing alternator, i'm not exactly sure....but its been done.  Ask on the VRCC Tech board for a part #

-Scott
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2007, 11:06:42 PM »

bought one
thanks scott
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2007, 09:37:20 PM »

for whom ever should have to change there alternator such as i did last night.  I found it much easyer to disconect the main ( large) power cable for the alternator from the top of the main fuse block on right side of bike and pull it out along with the alternator. Then change it from old to new unit before installing new unit in and just feed it back threw. Rather then fight to get that nut off unit in the bike and back on again
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2007, 07:10:15 AM »

Thanks for the advice Stovepipe.  BTW   How many miles do you have on your 98. Thanks.
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2007, 06:41:07 PM »

jim
 less then 29,500
i'm third owner had 13,000 + when i baught it about 3 years ago

when i was searching for a alternator on line i had also went to "MrCycleParts.com" and one of the replys i recieved was

 09:56 February 21, 2007 (256)896-4141
C7 [Willie] WILLIES CYCLE INC., Camp Hill, AL
TO:RETAIL
>BIKE:1998 Honda GL 1500 CD VALKYRIE
>PART:Alternator
>EXTRA:
>ZIP:74107
REBUILT $199.95 EXCH 800-334-4045
i'm thinking of sending my old  unit in to be rebuilt all that was wrong with it was regulator wasn't working it would put out almost 20 volts when high RPM's of engine
thought others might be interested as far as a rebuilt unit sometime too
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2007, 08:22:58 PM »

I don't know diddley poo about alternators, but your mileage seems like it's way too low for the alternator to fail. Can someone tell me what can cause an alternator to give up so soon?
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2007, 11:44:43 PM »

Generally brushes and bearings are the only things that "wear" out.  Heat and vibration can sometimes cause shorts in the windings.  I guess they can do the same thing to the regulator which is sealed.  A "rebuilt" alternator is generally a used alternator with new brushes and bearings with good fields and armature.
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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2007, 08:14:09 AM »

Thanks for the explanation, Jim. I'm hoping I have one of those "high mileage" alternators.
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