Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A


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Re: Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A

Post by gervais » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:23 pm



well
i just received my alternator now.
i hoped not to be wrong when i will connect it.


if anyone have some pictures of theirs connected at their bike,let us see them.

gef



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Re: Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A

Post by Rednaxs60 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:33 pm

Can you post a picture of your alternator - front/back/side?
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Re: Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A

Post by gervais » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:53 am

ernest
the model is 14684N

i cut one of the ears of the alternator as suggested somewhere,
i am working on a "side support" that will mange the alternator not too "twist" on itself when he will be charging.
the lower bolt is a 3/8 grade 5 bolt.

on the rear connector of the alternator there is no letter at all,,so it would indicate which one is which !

after i will check for a V strap at the hardware store.

gervais
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Re: Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A

Post by Rednaxs60 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:39 pm

Standard three wire setup is used. Recommend using 8 gauge wire for the alt output to the system. You should be able to buy rubber boots to protect the output connection from CDN Tire. The three prong outlet at the back is:


Minimum hookup is the sense wire and the IG terminal. The indicator lamp is nice to have, I have mine located in the dash plastic just below the digital dash and off to the left. The indicator lamp came in handy when I was on a road trip to LA last fall. Light came on in Redding CA before I got too far down the road, replaced the alternator at the local Honda shop and back on the road in 24 hours. It gives an instant response to alt failure and you notice lights sooner than a gauge. 16 gauge wire is good for these connections.

Looking good.

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Re: Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A

Post by gervais » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:53 pm

well
i am trying to found the "pigtail" that is sold for this alternator,,,,,,man it's rare!!!!!!

i have found nothing.
they auto parts store told me to go at the scrap yard and found one on a bazou,,,with 3 feet of snow here thats funny.

i saw somewhere with a kit that a gentleman sold he has a pigtail but i cannot fing the message ,,

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Re: Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A

Post by gervais » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:26 am

well
i have finished fixing the alternator in place,not the cables yet but i decided too redone the cooling system:the fan circuit.
i dont like at all the way the fan is fixed there,way too near the belt,the crank pulley,,
i decided too take it of and fixed another fan ,smaller .

i will let you know how it is going on,
i scrapped my 4 blades fan because of my error,if you see one let me know ok

thanks

i just need the 4 plastics blades

gef



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