My 06 Gold Wing started making a noticeable hum at around 2,200 r.p.m. this past weekend at the New Hampton Rally. Friends of mine at the motel wondered if they were vacuuming out my room already. No overheating, and is charging normally. Had a dealer I trust listen to it with a stethoscope. NOT the a.d.g. I had feared. Seems all alternator years 2001 through 2008 have the same number. And a new one is........$830.00. WOW. Since it is still charging, I would like to take it out, and have my favorite alternator shop check it over. Has anyone here pulled their alternator on a 1800? Gold Wing has 96K now. I have taken the alternator out many times on the 1500 series. Pretty much the same thing? Disconnect battery, take out 3 bolts, disconnect wiring, and slide it back out?