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There are documented cases throughout the GL1800rider forum where aftermarket alternators can cause internal engine damage. The same is true with aftermarket starters. Because of price, as well as on-line wording, many get lured into thinking they are getting a great deal. However in many cases, that is far from true.

When the wording says "same as new" or "new OEM" or something similar, remember this ... what they say might be true, but there is a reason that the various manufactures that make these parts for Honda has kicked these parts to the curb. For various reasons those new parts didn't make it through all the QC checks, so they sell them to junk-yard type, junk buyers. To some buyers, such as ones on the internet, a flawed or damaged $800 part has valve. Don't fall for it !!! To get a real genuine OEM Honda part, it must come in a Honda package.

The ones sold on eBay and various web sites might even come with hundreds of positive reviews.

Regarding the starter relays. Sometimes starter relays will stay engaged and aftermarket ones are more likely to do just that and fry the starter.

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