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My alternator gave up the ghost last weekend. Toasted good. Anyone know of a decent used one available (I almost dropped when I heard the price of a new one)? Thanks.
 

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Get in touch with Steve, he has 2 or 3 of them that are reconditioned, you will probably get them for cost & postage.
 

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Thanks Skooter, just arranged to pick one up tomorrow from Steve for the cost of repair (€90 and the reciept/guarantee slip from the auto electric shop that fixed it is included). That's excellent as I was quoted €250 minimum to repair mine and over double that for a new one! I'm handing in my broken one so it can be fixed for someone elses benefit.

Thanks again for the heads-up.
 

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Update; Fitted the recon alternator just in time for the weekend. Charging fine and no problems.
 

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I recently purchased a 1989 Goldwing 1500. The alternator had went out on my buddy shortly after he bought it. He had it rebuilt. It lasted about 300-400 miles and went out again. He had it rebuilt again and put it back on. I knew the history and was worried about it - but bought it from him anyway. Once again - about 300-400 miles later it went out again. I noticed a slight amount of oil coming out of the air vent slots on bottom of alternator. Looking thru the forum, I learned there is a rubber o-ring, seal or something that should be replaced when replacing the alternator. I am wondering if this was not done, if there is a slight amount of oil getting inside the alternator and eventually burning it up. Does this sound reasonable (before I have it rebuilt again?) Thanks for any advice.
 

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Hi welcome to the forum there is a large oil ring on the outside of the ault but even if it leaked a little it should not soak the inside of the ault you will have to get them to look at the little oil seal in the bearing at the head of the ault when its dismantaled just my two cents wort if it failed that many times i would get a new old one for it or if your running a lots of extras spend the few bucks and get the compufire ault



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Check the forums re. Alt rebuilds .
Did my 88 1500 rebuild for $ 100.00
Early 1500 Honda Alts. are good quality units.
Be advised that front brg. and oil seal must be pressed out of original aluminum housing by a shop.
Small rear sealed brg. is suseptible to spinning in its mount. Check for good tight fit of rear brg. in the housing.
Do all electrical checks as per/manual for stator, etc.
 
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