Dupli-Tec GL1200 Alternator kit


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Dupli-Tec GL1200 Alternator kit

Postby bobberwing » Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:42 pm



Stator just fried yesterday on my 1984 Gl1200. Looking for alternative to pulling engine etc to replace. Poor boy conversion looks ok but I'm no fabricator so I need something bolt on. Came across Dupli-Tec kit and it looks and sounds pretty straight forward. 658.00 for complete kit. Anyone have any info or experience with this setup?



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Re: Dupli-Tec GL1200 Alternator kit

Postby dingdong » Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:04 am

I would pull the engine and replace the original stator before I spent $658.00 for that kit. That's just me though with my opinion. I just couldn't justify that much money for an alternator on a 31 year old bike.

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Re: Dupli-Tec GL1200 Alternator kit

Postby bobberwing » Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:38 am

That would be cheaper if I could do it myself however pulling the engine seems like a big job for someone who has never done it before. I cant imagine what a Honda shop would charge for such a job. I only gave 1500.00 for the bike and have ridden it 3 years. I like the way it rides but dont want it to turn into a money pit.

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Re: Dupli-Tec GL1200 Alternator kit

Postby 702scottc » Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:41 am

I have to agree, that's a lot of money to put an alternator on anything, much less a 1500$ motorcycle. Pulling the engine is by far the most cost effective option, it really isn't that difficult. I had the engine out of my 1100 in a couple of hours and I wasn't killing myself to get it done. The 1200's are basically the same. You don't really need any special tools other than a good set of snap ring pliers to disengage the driveline. There are a number of folks here that have done this and I'm sure would be happy to give you some pointers.

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Re: Dupli-Tec GL1200 Alternator kit

Postby bobberwing » Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:49 am

Thanks. I will do some more research on it and make a decision soon.

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Re: Dupli-Tec GL1200 Alternator kit

Postby bobberwing » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:36 am

What parts , gaskets etc are needed when pulling engine to replace stator on gl1200?

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Re: Dupli-Tec GL1200 Alternator kit

Postby Right Winger » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:42 pm

If you are modestly mechanicly inclined you could do it in a day . A Saturday . I took a whole weekend to do mine because I did a lot of other things . Timing belts. Water pump, tweeking and peaking and a lot of cleaning detailing while the engine was out. to have the stator last 15 minutes.

With that said I did it again ( replaced the stator ) took me 4 hours . It's not that hard to do . Had I bought the right stator first, it really wasn't a problem All this took place in 2009 since then it has 30 K on it without a blip . I'd say replace the stator . Oh yeah the Dupli-tec don't walk RUN as fast as you can from it :D




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