Poorboy Conversion


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Poorboy Conversion

Postby iamthebigdogdad » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:42 am



I have a 1982 GL1100 that is having the typical charging issues I want to do a poor boy conversion. Does anyone know where I can find instructions or a wiring diagram on how to do this?



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Re: Poorboy Conversion

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Re: Poorboy Conversion

Postby RoadRogue » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:02 pm

If you have any more questions on this subject PM me directly if you want. I will be happy to answer them. 8-)
Ride safe, Todd
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Re: Poorboy Conversion

Postby iamthebigdogdad » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:22 am

Thanks so much guys. It has been hovering around zero here latley so I havent been able to get into the garage but look forward to getting this done ASAP. Then onto the body work & paint. I am planning to make a stock 82 gl1100 into a custom bagger using all 86 gl1200 plastics. Just because I was told it cant be done. Thanks Again. Big Mike

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Re: Poorboy Conversion

Postby Wilcoy02 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:20 pm

Start looking for your pulleys now instead of waiting. That is the hardest part of this conversion.
I did mine and love it. Now installing electric grips,elect jacket, elect gloves and elect pants. Still have power to spare.

Good luck on your conversion well worth it.

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Re: Poorboy Conversion

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:05 am

Yep, Wilcoy and I did our's pretty much around the same time frame...I worry no more..we both have 1100's too, Todd and Dan Filipi paved the way for that, it's basically the same for the 1200,,,,hey when I started reading about this conversion years ago I thought it only applied to 1200's because that's what I saw...some 1100 guys made it happen and that's all she wrote..I thought this was a fairly simple project..it really was..Cleaning up the carbs was harder..Thanks again Don in Alabama,,

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Re: Poorboy Conversion

Postby Garacane » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:42 pm

Hey Guys

I'm working on my poorboy conversion and I'm having some issues with the belt size. I'm following the how to forum so I got the alternator, I made the alt. bracket according to the measurements. I finally found a 4" pulley for my crank. Here's my problem the belt used in the "how to" is a Dayco 5030280 this belt is way to small so I went to a 5030300 this belt is also to small I tried a 5030323 and this belt is to big. Am I missing something? The alternator came with a V Belt pulley so I replaced it with a 2 1/2" pulley is this maybe where my problem is. Any help is greatly appreciated. I'll probably have questions about the electrical but we'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

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Re: Poorboy Conversion

Postby Wilcoy02 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:07 am

Take a string around both pulleys and make it snug. Take off and measure the length. Go to store and buy the three sizes of belts that are close to your measurement. Try each and find the one that fits. Return the other two belts with receipt of course.

This is not an exact science on these conversions so you gotta go with your flow-Just post your final results so we all can see that everyones is a little bit different.

It is well worth the project.

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Re: Poorboy Conversion

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:27 am

I totally agree with Wilcoy there, I have a serpentine type belt so it's probably a different number all together, the string idea is best,,, I have a 4" pulley and a 2 1/8" pulley at the alt. charges just like an automobile does..Sweet..what happened to Mr. Todd...???

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Re: Poorboy Conversion

Postby RoadRogue » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:02 pm

I have been out riding my tail off here. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I have had enough winter and Im not goin to take it any more.

Now back to the belt issue, If you use a different pulley setup from the sizes I used then your belt will be different too. Wilco has the best suggestion with the string. Thats how I did mine in the begining. I had to roll my belt onto the top pulleyand then adjust it for tension. If you have a belt that slips on easily its probably too long. 8-)
Ride safe, Todd
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Re: Poorboy Conversion

Postby Garacane » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:07 pm

SUCCESS!!!!

Thanks guys for the idea it worked great. I ended up using a Dayco 5030310 belt. Now I'm on the downward slide and the only question I have now is which one of the two wires coming off the plug for the alt. do I use? I looked but I don't see any markings to give me a clue. One of the wires is black and the other one is white (unless thats my clue). Here's a picuture of my set-up, I still need to do some finishing touches on my tensioner bracket but other then that it's just a matter of putting it all together and getting back on the road. I'm with RoadRogue I'm done with winter.
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I haven't run my bike yet but it seems pretty solid
I haven't run my bike yet but it seems pretty solid

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Re: Poorboy Conversion

Postby Garacane » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:31 pm

Sorry guys I lied I have another question. Do I need to cut the three yellow wires I soldered together or is there somewhere else to disconnect the stator.

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Re: Poorboy Conversion

Postby RoadRogue » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:23 pm

Glad to see you have it all together (for the most part). I will have to go out to my other bike to ive you the wire connections but in the mean time , to disconnect the old stator just unplug the connection coming out of the Reg/recifier as seen in this pic 8-)
Ride safe, Todd
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Re: Poorboy Conversion

Postby RoadRogue » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:55 pm

OK heres what I found for you for the wiring connections from the Alternator
"L" terminal goes to an "idiot" light if you choose to install one
"S" terminal goes to the black wire in the connector you unplug from the Reg/Rec
"IG"terminal goes to any switched 12+ ( I used the ACC lug in the fuse panel
"B" terminal goes to battery + via 50amp fuse
"f" not used here

Hope this helps you guys 8-)
Ride safe, Todd
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Re: Poorboy Conversion

Postby Garacane » Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:32 pm

Thanks RoadRogue for the input. I'll keep you guys informed about how my project goes.

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Re: Poorboy Conversion

Postby Wilcoy02 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:58 pm

Glad you are getting there.

I plugged my s wire right into the black wire off the regulater/rec (from the stator) that I unplugged. Leave the plugs there in case your new alt goes out or belt breaks. Just plug the connection back together and your stator will get you home and you are not stranded out in the middle of nowhere.




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