Poor Boy alternator conversion.


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collindale
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Poor Boy alternator conversion.

Postby collindale » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:55 am



I have recently bought a 1984 Aspencade that has had an alternator conversion done on it. Whoever did it cut a LOT of the facotry wiring and i am haveing porroblems with the main fuse blowing. The bike ran and road great for the hour it took to get home from where i bought it. Does anyone have a wiring diagram (generic) showing how the wiring was supposed to be altered when installing one of these conversions? I would really like to get on the road with it soon. :|



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tricky
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Re: Poor Boy alternator conversion.

Postby tricky » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:33 pm

There really is no need to alter any of the factory wiring to install the external alternator.

If your using the Nippondenso alternator 8 or 6 gauge wiring to the battery with a manual 50 amp breaker as close the the positive side as possible and the exciter wire to the Acc +

Possibly your having problems with the main supply coming from the solenoid, that would be where any problems might lie.

Read this article http://gl1200goldwings.com/techcenter/article1004.htm
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Re: Poor Boy alternator conversion.

Postby Big-Bob » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:50 pm

WHERE did they cut the wiring? The poorboy conversion is a complete charging system in itself. It is a one wire hookup, and far superior to what the bike came with. Are you talking about the main fuse by the battery/starter solenoid?

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Re: Poor Boy alternator conversion.

Postby twostrokes48 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:42 pm

I just completed the conversion. Went pretty smooth, as someone already said, don't need to mess with the original wiring.
The one problem I do seem to be having is the bike is running pretty hot. Now I realize here in South Texas, we are having 102-103 degree days, But, it seems it is running hotter than before. I have run this thing through the dessert like Palm Springs, Ca. area in mid summer in 115 degree temps and it did not overheat. Anyway, I had to go with the external fan, outside the radiator, but it is a larger fan than the original, a 10" fan which covers like 80% of the radiator. Anyone else notice the bike running hotter after adding the poor boy kit??

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trukr
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Re: Poor Boy alternator conversion.

Postby trukr » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:57 pm

I have the alternator conversion on my 84 aspy and have no change in operating temp. Maybe check elsewhere such as thermostat or make sure the fan is running properly.

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Re: Poor Boy alternator conversion.

Postby twostrokes48 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:57 pm

trukr wrote:I have the alternator conversion on my 84 aspy and have no change in operating temp. Maybe check elsewhere such as thermostat or make sure the fan is running properly.

Yea, that is what was our concensus was too. Checked the fan, and it is working properly...The bike did sit almost a year...and stuff happens when bikes are not used. Will check out the thermostat first chance I get.




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