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Hi everyone,

I have ordered a new Compufire for my 1988 GL1500. Are there anybody that can assist me on how to install and connect the new alternator. I don't want to blow everything up in the process though.Pictures or wire diagrahms will be appreciated. I am not good when it comes to the electrical stuff. Maybe it is a simple exercise, I don't know.



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Renier from South Africa (currently working up here in Lagos Nigeria)
 

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It's a pretty simple job, Renier and comes with pretty clear instructions. Hardest part of the job is having the patience to wiggle and coaxthe sucker into the housing.

Remember to connect the wire harness back upbefore you install, as there is no room for connections to be made once it's 'home'.

Make sure you install new rubber dampeners at the same time!



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Dusty Boots wrote:
Remember to connect the wire harness back upbefore you install, as there is no room for connections to be made once it's 'home'.
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Where were you when I did mine?!?!?!?!?! :D
 

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Just had the one on my 98 SE rebuilt locally (same price but quicker turnaround than ordering from elsewhere). It is held in by 3 bolts and all are easy to reach. Actual removal is very tight. Once loose, it has to be moved to the rear far enough to dis-engage the blades and rubber bumpers from the motor. I had two side-by-side hoses back there about 1/2 inch in diameter that had to be re-routed to give me the clearance - it is so close that 1/2 inch is the difference between success and failure. Once you have it back far enough, it kind of rolls out (front first).

When re-installing, be sure mark on the engine housing where the slots are on the rubber bumpers and position the blades on the alternator accordingly. Oil the O-ring and slide it in the motor using the marks you just made. When mine got to the O-ring, it got harder to push in so I put all 3 bolts in and tightened them equally to pull it on in. If you try this cheat, make sure the O-ring is already started; otherwise you may damage it. The Compufire is physically bigger than the OEM alternator that I did, so you will have to have a lot of patience to get it back in. Many have gone to Compufire, so it WILL fit when you find the right spot.

Removal and re-install is easy to do if you can use basic hand tools.
 
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