GL1100 alternator conversion (how I did mine)


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Re: GL1100 alternator conversion (how I did mine)

Post by 83gl1100nb » Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:00 pm



great article. does anyone know someone who can fab the bracket that holds the alternator? i am stuck on this & not a welder. but would like to buy one if possible. thank you



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Re: GL1100 alternator conversion (how I did mine)

Post by ankof » Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:24 pm

Hi. Is it posible to use the stock alternator together with a new one? I have a small 45a alternator from a subaru... trendy? Or something.
Or is it no way to do that?
I have been thinkin about maby use the stock alternator for a stock battery on the bike and the new one for a battery in the sidecar, when this battery is full it would spill over to the bike battery.
Or just both on the battery in the sidecar if its possible.





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Re: GL1100 alternator conversion (how I did mine)

Post by RoadRogue » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:22 pm

83gl1100nb wrote:great article. does anyone know someone who can fab the bracket that holds the alternator? i am stuck on this & not a welder. but would like to buy one if possible. thank you
Send me your address and I will send you the bracket 8-)
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Re: GL1100 alternator conversion (how I did mine)

Post by RoadRogue » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:28 pm

[quote="ankof"]Hi. Is it posible to use the stock alternator together with a new one? I have a small 45a alternator from a subaru... trendy? Or something.
Or is it no way to do that?
I have been thinkin about maby use the stock alternator for a stock battery on the bike and the new one for a battery in the sidecar, when this battery is full it would spill over to the bike battery.
Or just both on the battery in the sidecar if its possible.

You can only run one alternator at a time. 45 amps is still a lot of power to recharge the bike and run many farkles. 8-)
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Re: GL1100 alternator conversion (how I did mine)

Post by Joecop » Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:43 pm

Farkles.........................Ha!

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Re: GL1100 alternator conversion (how I did mine)

Post by RoadRogue » Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:16 pm

83gl1100nb wrote:great article. does anyone know someone who can fab the bracket that holds the alternator? i am stuck on this & not a welder. but would like to buy one if possible. thank you

Did you receive the bracket yet? Went out in the mail weeks ago. 8-)
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Re: GL1100 alternator conversion (how I did mine)

Post by Tipsy McStaggers » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:51 pm

Can you tell me what the 2" crank pulley is off of? Or, if anyone else knows a part # or model for a 2 or 3" pulley. thanks

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Re: GL1100 alternator conversion (how I did mine)

Post by RoadRogue » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:42 pm

The 2 inch pulley you see in the pics came from another alternator salvaged from a wrecking yard. check with an alternator repair shop to see what they can supply you with, or have one cut to your specs at a machine shop. I spent alot of hours in the wrecking yard looking for parts that will work for my various projects, I usually find what I need to make things work. make sure you take vernier calipers with you when you go hunting for parts 8-)
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Re: GL1100 alternator conversion (how I did mine)

Post by Rednaxs60 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:33 pm

Having two batteries in a unit, charging from one alternator can be achieved nicely with a product like the Balmar Digital Duo Charge. I used this product on my boats to charge a house bank, and keep the starting batteries topped up at all times. It's a bit pricey but does work well.

Here's the site: http://www.balmar.net/products/digital-duo-charge/

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