GL1200 ALTERNATOR CONVERTION


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mlampada
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GL1200 ALTERNATOR CONVERTION

Postby mlampada » Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:52 am



I have had problems with the stator burning out twice, Then I came across the Poor Boy convertion.
Well I had a look at it but decided to make up my own.
Which I did and find it extremly reliable now. I even installed a Car battery in one of the panniers, which helps with the starting and running of all the lights,. With no problems now.
This was done about a year ago and still going. The Radiator had to be brought forward abit to make room for the pulley and fan belt and also took off the original radiator fan and fitted a 10" fan on the front.
Michael from Australia



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maestro319
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Re: GL1200 ALTERNATOR CONVERTION

Postby maestro319 » Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:45 pm

How 'bout some pix of your conversion? Thanks.

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Right Winger
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Re: GL1200 ALTERNATOR CONVERTION

Postby Right Winger » Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:07 am

maestro319 wrote:How 'bout some pix of your conversion? Thanks.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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steve allen
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Re: GL1200 ALTERNATOR CONVERTION

Postby steve allen » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:40 pm

Okay, you cut the fairing up alittle, put on a car alternator, is it water proof? When I ride, not always is he weather pretty, how does this coversion work then?

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Re: GL1200 ALTERNATOR CONVERTION

Postby Right Winger » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:50 pm

Relax Steve this picture I put up as a joke ! :lol: Sorry you came in late and wasn't in on it . On the serious side there are more conventional ways to convert an auto alternator to your Wing . Either you can search the site and get the info or some else will chime in and fill you in :)

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Re: GL1200 ALTERNATOR CONVERTION

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:32 pm

Thank goodness...I was kind of horrified by that picture, too! Alternator running off the cam (stressing the timing belt), and installed halfway into the fairing utilizing what looks like a reciprocating saw!

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Re: GL1200 ALTERNATOR CONVERTION

Postby Right Winger » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:53 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Had I known you were that easy to take I would have told you that's what I did to my bike ,and offer to sell you a kit real cheap :lol: :lol:

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Re: GL1200 ALTERNATOR CONVERTION

Postby thrasherg » Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:26 am

I also thought that was your bike and bit my tongue so as not to make any nasty comments about the questionable fairing modifications!! :lol:
Glad to hear it was just a joke.. So what does the poorboy conversion look like when done correctly/neatly?

Gary

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Re: GL1200 ALTERNATOR CONVERTION

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:38 am

It's hidden in behind the lower fairings:

GL1200 Poorboy Installation
GL1200 Poorboy Installation

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maestro319
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Re: GL1200 ALTERNATOR CONVERTION

Postby maestro319 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:41 am

Wow. That looks realy great! very neat and tidy!!

cmarchman
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Re: GL1200 ALTERNATOR CONVERTION

Postby cmarchman » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:15 am

Did you have to do any of the alternator shaving or lower fairing bubbling to get it to fit correctly?

If not, what alternator did you use, and what amperage was the alternator?

Thanks,

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Re: GL1200 ALTERNATOR CONVERTION

Postby ricknhouston » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:44 am

I wud really be interested in learning more about this conversion. Can u offer any direction?

Thnx Rick

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Re: GL1200 ALTERNATOR CONVERTION

Postby electrical magic » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:44 pm

when............

the alternator is working & spinning at medium slow or fast speed........ is there any resistance ?
or does it just spin freely ?

if it spins freely......... it should make no difference at all if it is powered by the cam hook-up .




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