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post #21 of 51 (permalink) Old 03-17-2017, 03:02 PM
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I see AJ-Electric has the OEM Honda alternator for the '01-'04 for sale at a much cheaper price. That's a new unit , not rebuilt. If I read techdudes post #2 correctly, he is saying the older wings can use the alternator designed for the '06>.


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Yep, Allen the newer bikes have a higher output alternator. Other than that they are identical. I remember it not being a huge difference in output. I sprung for the little bigger one, but my bike is a 08'.

I'm sure Techdude can quote off the top of his head, what amps at any certain RPM for each alternator. That guy loves that sh!t.

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Yep, Allen the newer bikes have a higher output alternator. Other than that they are identical. I remember it not being a huge difference in output. I sprung for the little bigger one, but my bike is a 08'.

I'm sure Techdude can quote off the top of his head, what amps at any certain RPM for each alternator. That guy loves that sh!t.
I can quote him! Not that I always understand.

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"The spline count is the same for all years of the 1800. The only option you have is to put an 06 or newer alternator on it, but there's a catch, the 06 and newer alternator is rated for more output power but the 06 and newer bikes spin it faster as well. All this means, is if you put the higher output alternator on your 03, you still won't get the full potential out of it, but it will be able to handle a little more load than the 03 version.

Note: This has been done and there's no adverse effects, before the nay sayers chime in!"
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I have 150,000+ miles on my original alternator and I'm really thinking on giving the ol' AJ a call. I been hunting Ebay for one off a wreck, on and off for a year or so. Throwing a $100+ for one off a wreck with unknown miles, or just about as many miles as mine doesn't sound very appealing.
Mine is still working fine at 155,000 but seems to be making more noise, possibly bearing going bad. will install the new one and have old one for spare.
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Ok, I'm not sure I love this sh!t, but the older alternator is rated at 1100 watts and the newer ones are 1300 watts. Honda doesn't give us the actual amp rating, but it's probably 90A and 100A respectively. The rpm that it is spinning at isn't really important after it reaches the minimum for it to output a nominal load. That means the newer engine spinning it faster is not really what causes the higher output, it's the actual regulator and diode bridge that's used inside the unit. Your 03 will only get out what it needs so there's no danger in using the higher output unit in it. Now, with that said, you could feasibly add enough lighting and other electrical bobbles to load it to its full potential and that might cause an issue with the main fuse. The main fuse is sized for the system and bike and exceeding its size will blow it, but not because the alternator can handle it.
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I ordered the OEM alternator for the 2001-2004. I figure at 113000+ miles it is still working , but better to pull it now and not have to worry about so much when on the big ride this summer. It's rated at the OEM specs of 75 A. so considering everything that draws power on the bike is either OEM or LEDs, I should have plenty of battery charging available. Partzilla wanted $305 for the OEM alternator.


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"The spline count is the same for all years of the 1800. The only option you have is to put an 06 or newer alternator on it, but there's a catch, the 06 and newer alternator is rated for more output power but the 06 and newer bikes spin it faster as well. All this means, is if you put the higher output alternator on your 03, you still won't get the full potential out of it, but it will be able to handle a little more load than the 03 version.

Note: This has been done and there's no adverse effects, before the nay sayers chime in!"

Welcome to what I assume is a rather big club.


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Ok, I'm not sure I love this sh!t, but the older alternator is rated at 1100 watts and the newer ones are 1300 watts. Honda doesn't give us the actual amp rating, but it's probably 90A and 100A respectively. The rpm that it is spinning at isn't really important after it reaches the minimum for it to output a nominal load. That means the newer engine spinning it faster is not really what causes the higher output, it's the actual regulator and diode bridge that's used inside the unit. Your 03 will only get out what it needs so there's no danger in using the higher output unit in it. Now, with that said, you could feasibly add enough lighting and other electrical bobbles to load it to its full potential and that might cause an issue with the main fuse. The main fuse is sized for the system and bike and exceeding its size will blow it, but not because the alternator can handle it.

techdude is right as usual If you look at AJ's description of the two alternators old one 75 amps new one 80 amps
New one has different internal regulator and schedule and internal parts which I presume is different diodes


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I wonder about this...says 100 amp...1 yr warranty

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