Alternator conversion kit.


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Chompper26
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Alternator conversion kit.

Post by Chompper26 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:31 am



Ok so since i may be looking at a blown stator on my 85 limited i figured might as well just swap to an alternator. Problem is i cant find the poorboy conversion kit anywhere. I keep running into dead links or worse sites that say links for the kit here only to find no such link exists. So if the kits not available anymore can anyone give me a shopping list i will need to gather the parts or if it is still available a good link to order it?



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AZgl1800
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Re: Alternator conversion kit.

Post by AZgl1800 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:54 am

John
'02 Gl1800 Hot Rod Yellow,
daughter named her Big Bird :lol:
http://www.goldwingfacts.com

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Rednaxs60
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Re: Alternator conversion kit.

Post by Rednaxs60 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:39 pm

I did this mod on my '85 LTD last year. Sourced all the parts myself. Use a 1988 Pontiac Firefly 1.0 litre turbo alternator rated at 55 amps. Will have to cut off the rear foot. Some of these alternators come with a removable rear foot.

Here is a schematic of the two brackets I made out of 1" angle:


The crank pulley came off a 1985 Honda Prelude power steering pump.

Cheers
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Ernest

Chompper26
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Re: Alternator conversion kit.

Post by Chompper26 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:28 pm

Thank you for all the responses. I have decided to go ahead and do the mod as my bike is down right now with a mystery electric system problem. I got the new battery but wont start so i gotta figure out what burned or fuse popped or something. So since thats going on and i gotta disassemble the bike anyway i figure might as well do this now too.

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Re: Alternator conversion kit.

Post by Rednaxs60 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:51 pm

Here's my thread on this mod: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=33149


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