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I can see no reason why one could put the alt on either side.
When I did my first conversion there were about 15 conversions going on at the same time and we all put it on the left side. (sitting on the bike)

I do not think the rad neck would impede the belt.
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Thanks for the reply, I was just curious because one day I will have to do this to my 82.
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The alternator would turn backwards?

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The alternator would turn backwards?
no, the only way it would do that is to mount it backwards with the pulley to the rear of the bike.

don't matter which angle the alternator is from the crankshaft, the belt still goes in just one direction.
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Great article, thanks....
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I can see no reason why one could put the alt on either side.
When I did my first conversion there were about 15 conversions going on at the same time and we all put it on the left side. (sitting on the bike)

I do not think the rad neck would impede the belt.
Could be a good alternative for the '85 LTD and '86 SE-i as the area on the left side of the engine is quite busy with lots of items to consider.

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Putting it on the right side is definitely thinking outside the box!
Good thinking!
It opens more options.


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