alternator conversion kit


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oldishwinger
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alternator conversion kit

Postby oldishwinger » Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:22 pm



Hi folks, been a while its nice to back, my 86 aspy has for the second time busted the stator, to be fair, i dont think it is the stators fault, it was more an over charging problem I didnt pick up when I installed the new one.

However I have had enough of electrical issues, so Ive decided to go for a conversion kit: http://www.dupli-tech.com/goldwing-alte ... ertor.html I have been able to read up quite a bit on this kit, and am impressed with it, but I would like to hear from anyone has done this conversion, any information about the practical issues of installing and any ongoing issues, after installation, any photos after installation would be very much appreciated.

many thanks,
Robbie



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Re: alternator conversion kit

Postby Whisky » Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:21 pm

I done a conversion. There should be a video in here and on you tube. Mine was not too bad because I had the bike disassembled. You will have to grind off the cross member in the upper left corner of the fairing. You will also have to cut out the circle indentation in the timing cover. When you put on the fly wheel you should get a friend to help so you can torque it properly. What might be your questions?

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Re: alternator conversion kit

Postby oldishwinger » Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:31 pm

Whisky wrote:I done a conversion. There should be a video in here and on you tube. Mine was not too bad because I had the bike disassembled. You will have to grind off the cross member in the upper left corner of the fairing. You will also have to cut out the circle indentation in the timing cover. When you put on the fly wheel you should get a friend to help so you can torque it properly. What might be your questions?


Thanks very much for you reply, but the conversion kit I'm interested in at the moment anyway, is dupli-tech one which attaches the alternator to the left hand front cover.

thanks anyway

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Re: alternator conversion kit

Postby twocams » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:54 pm

Really, $ 600. And looks funny sitting out there like that. But to each his own.....right. :roll:

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Re: alternator conversion kit

Postby CrystalPistol » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:27 pm

I thought that the kit attaching it on the left side belt cover drives the alternator by the left side cam belt.

I see now that it uses it's own separate belt within the new cover?????

That is a little better than what I thought it was using.
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Re: alternator conversion kit

Postby oldishwinger » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:58 pm

CrystalPistol wrote:I thought that the kit attaching it on the left side belt cover drives the alternator by the left side cam belt.

I see now that it uses it's own separate belt within the new cover?????

That is a little better than what I thought it was using.


yep a separate belt is run from another pulley, bolted to front of the crankshaft pulley.




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