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post #19 of (permalink) Old 11-27-2016, 02:04 PM
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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Fairfield, Virginia, USA
Year: 1997
Make: Honda
Model: '97 GL1500SE/ '98 Lehman GTL Trike
Posts: 3,235
I too have long been planning to install a 55 Amp car Alternator (like a PoorBoyMod). Looks like I'm gonna be staying in the house out of public and away from germs if possible for the most part this winter (excellent prognosis, just have to avoid certain risks) so maybe I will tackle it this winter.

I have a newly remanufactured in box still # AL-240 (crosses to a Duralast 14824) that is a 55 amp Suzuki alt with a maybe 2-1/2" V belt pulley (my plan is to leave my still working OEM style charging system in place, just disconnected at stator plug & reg/rec .... as a back up) intended for like 1984-1994 Suzuki Samurai 1.3 lt. I can and do weld. I even have a spare timing belt cover set as well as spare fan (& radiator for what it's worth).
I want to use a three groove small serpentine belt so I will need to swap the alternator pulley .... and
... etc ... (I found my pulleys, these will work handily!)

UPDATED 12-09-16:
Got both pulleys finally, the smaller one was from Ebay, the larger one from the seller's site. Got both for a total of about $27 with shipping. Pics have details.

Good ratio and compact.
Facts about CV Drive System Components:
CV Products offers the most comprehensive line of V-belt Pulleys and Drive Components in the racing industry! CV pulleys are fully CNC-machined to precise tolerances from premium 6061-T6 billet aluminum to ensure the highest quality. All pulleys feature a mil-spec hard anodized coating that delivers long-term reliability and greater service life.
I will have to adapt them to use.
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1997 GL-1500 SE / 1998 Lehman GTL Trike
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Last edited by CrystalPistol; 11-29-2016 at 08:45 PM. Reason: Bought a pulley
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