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post #31 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 09:38 AM
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I've found it to be a good practice that if I worry about something going bad, In your case it appears you have some concerns about the alternator, I'd change that thing before a long trip so I/you don't have to worry about the 'when". I don't plan on spending part of my ride with grease on my hands.
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post #32 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 04:59 PM
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at what mileage are you guys seeing alternators start to fail?
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post #33 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 09:38 PM
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at what mileage are you guys seeing alternators start to fail?

Usually between 80-130k miles an OEM alternator becomes risky.... YMMV!


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post #34 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 10:12 PM
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Mine has 155,000 miles and still working ok, decided to replace as preventive maintenance.

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Another option is local rebuild. I paid $80 and got OEM brushes and bearings.

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post #36 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 10:21 AM
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My first alternator was replaced under warranty at 69,000 miles. 135,000 miles later it was replaced the second time under warranty. When warranty ran out I bought a brandnew 2010 alternator and started hauling it around in the right saddlebag. When the second warranty replacement alternator had 170,000 miles I started to notice it squeak on cold startup, it turned out to be a bad bearing so I installed the brandnew 2010 alternator and had the 170,000 alternator rebuilt locally for $80 with Honda parts. The 2010 alternator now has 104,000 miles and so far no issues with it.

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