1100 Poorboy Conversion


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1100 Poorboy Conversion

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:49 pm



I am just wondering how many of the members here have actually done this Poorman's alternator Conversion, and if so what are the results for you...Is it worth it? :shock:



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Re: 1100 Poorboy Conversion

Postby RoadRogue » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:43 pm

OK Beave I will bite, I did this conversion to my 82 Aspy, even though I was not having problems with my stator. I wanted more amps for lots more lights and heated clothing, plus the deep cycle RV battery in the trailer. It was the best upgrade I have done to the bike since I put in Progressive Suspension springs front and rear, and stainless steel braided brake lines. 8-)
55amp alternator installed
55amp alternator installed
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Re: 1100 Poorboy Conversion

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:57 pm

Wait, I thought these were just for 1200's :shock: How did you do it RoadRogue, have you got a photo or two?
1. What kind of Alt, did you use?
2. What size pulley did you use?
3. How much did it cost?
4. Will it work for a 1000
5. what type of belt did you use?
6. Is it worth it?

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Re: 1100 Poorboy Conversion

Postby RoadRogue » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:02 pm

Ya Ya Ya , I get it. You wantme to finish the how to article for this forum too. I have been slacking the last few weeks, I will get on it as soon as I post this. 8-)
BTW it is worth it, 2 1/2 times the charging of the stock system, replacement parts availiable at most autoparts stores. stay tuned for the how to article to come very soon. 8-)
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Re: 1100 Poorboy Conversion

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:28 pm

Fella's this is what ya call being pushy :lol: :lol: See I know every answer to my questions already because I have installed this Alt. conversion, it seems to be pretty gosh darn good so far, I have rode it home to KC and back with it and it never missed a beat, I actually had a machinist make some pullies but I don't have anymore they were quite expensive for being custom made anyway, I actually had a pulley made special for a guy with a 1000 so it works on them too the bore hole is smaller...You can use two types of belts, the v-belt [3/8"] or the 3 rib serpentine type... So Todd will get the ball rolling it sounds like, :D I also really wanted to know if any members here have done it on a 1100 before..

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Re: 1100 Poorboy Conversion

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:35 pm

RoadRogue wrote:OK Beave I will bite, I did this conversion to my 82 Aspy, even though I was not having problems with my stator. I wanted more amps for lots more lights and heated clothing, plus the deep cycle RV battery in the trailer. It was the best upgrade I have done to the bike since I put in Progressive Suspension springs front and rear, and stainless steel braided brake lines. 8-)
Finished1.JPG

Hey the coils are still on too, they are doing just fine and made the long trip without a issue the bike ran excellent..

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Re: 1100 Poorboy Conversion

Postby RoadRogue » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:42 am

Now Beave ,would I ever steer you wrong. Glad to hear your happy with the conversions. For those who havent been following our little soap opera, I pretty much convinced Beave that this alt conversion was the way to go . All he needed was a little push and a few pics to guide him.

The Coil conversion he is talking about is replacing the stock 1100 coils with an ignition coil pack from a Dodge Neon (smaller,lighter, redily availiable) Will do a how to on that one later.

As said I would finish writting the how I did my alternator conversion, I did and will be posting it on this very forum Tomorrow evening. Its a great winter project that can be done for under $200. 8-)
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Re: 1100 Poorboy Conversion

Postby RoadRogue » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:43 am

I would also like to know how many others have done this alt. conversion on their 1100's 8-)
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Re: 1100 Poorboy Conversion

Postby RoadRogue » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:55 pm

There you go Little Beaver. Now you can stop nagging me to post it. 8-)
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Re: 1100 Poorboy Conversion

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:58 pm

I moved it to the DIY section, as I think anyone searching for it will look there first for it: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=14362

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Re: 1100 Poorboy Conversion

Postby Gr8Heath » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:49 am

I think this mod would be well worth the effort. I'm not a very experienced wrench, but I am chomping at the bit to do this. I just don't trust my current stator. the voltmeter drops to 8 when I flip on the radiator fan. plus I want more lighting and a gps system. I'm sick of worring if my 1100 will start again

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Re: 1100 Poorboy Conversion

Postby Gr8Heath » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:51 am

RoadRogue wrote:OK Beave I will bite, I did this conversion to my 82 Aspy, even though I was not having problems with my stator. I wanted more amps for lots more lights and heated clothing, plus the deep cycle RV battery in the trailer. It was the best upgrade I have done to the bike since I put in Progressive Suspension springs front and rear, and stainless steel braided brake lines. 8-)
Finished1.JPG



road rogue, that looks like the perfect install. Hidden by the lower fairing. very well done. looking forward to your DIY article. and thank you in advance for the work and time you are putting into this

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Re: 1100 Poorboy Conversion

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:28 pm

Gr8Heath wrote:
RoadRogue wrote:OK Beave I will bite, I did this conversion to my 82 Aspy, even though I was not having problems with my stator. I wanted more amps for lots more lights and heated clothing, plus the deep cycle RV battery in the trailer. It was the best upgrade I have done to the bike since I put in Progressive Suspension springs front and rear, and stainless steel braided brake lines. 8-)
Finished1.JPG



road rogue, that looks like the perfect install. Hidden by the lower fairing. very well done. looking forward to your DIY article. and thank you in advance for the work and time you are putting into this



Thanks Gr8Heath, if you look at the GL1100 how to articles it is already posted.or click here 8-) viewtopic.php?f=11&t=14362


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