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Gl1800 Alternator

Does anyone know if a 2001-2005 alternator will fit and run a 2006-2015 ? I know that the earlier version is 75 amps and the newer is a 100 amp. However, has anyone ever tried to use the older model on a newer bike. Do the holes and connections line up?
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People have put the later alternator in the older bikes so I guess it would reciprocate, for whatever reason.

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Thanks Dave. I may try it.
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The new bikes have the same light load.

Depends on the added loads you put on it.

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Thanks Dave. I may try it.
May I ask why?

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When I had mine out a few weeks ago I was told by the rebuild shop it was a 50 amp alternator. Seemed kind of low but that's what he said.

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When I had mine out a few weeks ago I was told by the rebuild shop it was a 50 amp alternator. Seemed kind of low but that's what he said.
Seems reasonable although Honda says it's 1200 watt roughly translated to 100 amps. I have no idea why a motorcycle would need an alternator that large, a lot of cars with air conditioning have smaller alternators.

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Seems reasonable although Honda says it's 1200 watt roughly translated to 100 amps. I have no idea why a motorcycle would need an alternator that large, a lot of cars with air conditioning have smaller alternators.

My Suburban has rear air, and I don't think the Alternator is even close to 100 amps.

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So if Honda says it is 100 AMP and the shop said it is 50 AMP why the difference/ Who is blowing smoke ???


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Hi Joe In Cali, I say test for your self, I've had smoke blown at me more than once" I need to know things; You can buy an inexpensive cigarette lighter guage at walmarts if you don't want to wire a digital amp guage as I've done.

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