Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A


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HONDA'S
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Motorcycle: 1984GL1200I , 1982 GL500 I , 1972 CB100

Re: Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A

Post by HONDA'S » Wed May 29, 2019 2:30 pm



I know checking a new part for failure it's not something I think about either. Would sure be nice if that was it. I hate doing something and not really knowing what you're looking for.
I know when I did mine I made the brackets and everything with the help of pictures online. And I used a Geo metro alternator which has only one wire. That sure made it easy for me.



SEIgivesmewings
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Motorcycle: 1986 honda goldwing sei aspencade 1200

Re: Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A

Post by SEIgivesmewings » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:59 pm

Honda's you was right, I took my new alternator into napa auto parts and it checked out not being good. I'm waiting to see if my warranty is good since I bought it two months ago. I hear people going with a one wite alternator if you go that way how do you no the volts its putting out. It seems to me if you want to use your stock volt meter you have to go with the 3 wire alternator.

gervais
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Re: Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A

Post by gervais » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:36 pm

Stay with 3 wires,
most of the guys that have done this mods went too 3 wires.

i baught mine a rockauto,it was a chinese clone of a nipodenso and his inside regulator was bad,,working but too low in woltage,i just change the regulator and in 30 minutes i was in business.

g luck
gervais

HONDA'S
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Re: Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A

Post by HONDA'S » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:58 pm

I hooked the meter up to the positive side of the fuse box accessory terminal. That way it's on only when the key is on

SEIgivesmewings
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Re: Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A

Post by SEIgivesmewings » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:15 pm

Gervais you just lost me, is the regulator inside the alternator? I thought un plugging the 3 yellow wires to the stator and removing the (regulator rectifier) was the procedure. I will post a pitcher of my regulator rectifier if I can.
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gervais
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Re: Poorboy alternator conversion on my GL1200A

Post by gervais » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:37 am

this photo is the OEM regulator for the alternator inside the engine,

i was talking about the external automobile alternator that we install on the GW
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