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Ze link is verboten.
 

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There are half a dozen on this site.. by some of the same people... dan filipi for one... don't think the search function is working correctly, so I'll use google to search this site for it and be back..

Here is some HERE and HERE
 

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I don't understand why anyone would want to do the poorboy
alternator.
If your stator lasted 50,000 miles you got your moneys worth.
Put another one in, there only 144.00.
It's not that big or hard of a job.
250.00 labor
144.00 stator
gaskets 25.00
oil 13.00
coolant 13.00
miscellaneous 25.00
It's under 500.00, do the labor yourself and it's only 250.00
 

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I didn't figure the cost to be part of the equation.
If your riding is done close to home then fine a short tow job and sure you can put your stator in, I did two, they lasted about 70,000 k about 43,000 miles, no it isnt a hard job, the kicker is if your a 1000 miles away from home and the stator goes.
I installed the external before my third alternator died, I travel long distances and would find it a great convenience pulling an automotive alternator in about 15 minutes and a cab ride to one of many alternator rebuild shop scattered across North America rather than trying to find a place where I could replace the stator. You could even do it on the side of the road. Possibly why Honda decided to go that route on later models.
 

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You could always travel with an extra stator in the bags???:D
 

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cyclewizard wrote:
I don't understand why anyone would want to do the poorboy
alternator.
Well I put an external on mine because the stock simply cannot supply enough power at the speeds I need it, which often times are short trips around town with alot of starts, the stator left me dead.
I take the bike on long trips also. An external can be swapped out or rebuilt in very little time, and I can run extra highway lights with no worries.

thunder if you want more info I'll be glad to help.
Check out the links already posted, the http://classicgoldwings.com site is mine, you have to be a member to get in but it's free to sign up.
http://filipi.com/alternator/alternator lays out what I had to do on mine.
You'll see it's not an easy job on the 1100's but that didnt stop me.
 

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dan filipi wrote:
cyclewizard wrote:
I don't understand why anyone would want to do the poorboy
alternator.
Well I put an external on mine because the stock simply cannot supply enough power at the speeds I need it, which often times are short trips around town with alot of starts, the stator left me dead.
I take the bike on long trips also. An external can be swapped out or rebuilt in very little time, and I can run extra highway lights with no worries.

thunder if you want more info I'll be glad to help.
Check out the links already posted, the http://classicgoldwings.com site is mine, you have to be a member to get in but it's free to sign up.
http://filipi.com/alternator/alternator lays out what I had to do on mine.
You'll see it's not an easy job on the 1100's but that didnt stop me.
I'll have to look into it a little more, thanks for the links.
 

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RB wrote:
You could always travel with an extra stator in the bags???:D
Hey you might have hit on an idea there, a couple of hamsters in a cage in the side bag to turn the spare when needed :clapper:
 
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