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Does anybody have info on a conversion kit to install an alternator on the gl1200 that is current. The latest post I found is from 2006. I've googled gl1200 alternator and the results are also old.
I did get quite a bit of information and may just do it myself, but if there is a reasonably priced kit, I'd go for that.
And just to make it official, my stator is bad.

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Tricky, Vic and Bill over there can really get you where you need to be. If I had it to do all over again, I would make my own kit for probably less than 100 bucks to include a scrapyard alternator. But I'm a cheap skate:D
 

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I already have a new alternator from a cavalier and am thinking I may go that way, since I relate to cheap too.
 

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im just about done with my poorboy kit. the customer is supposed to bring me a new alternator. I had one for a mockup and machined and fabedthe parts myself. I would think Dons poorboy kit will getthe job done especially if you dont have a lathe or mill and I dont consider the pricetoo bad now that I did my own.It takes a little time to do it and a few minor adjustments here and there.As far as using a differant alternator than what is prescribed I dont know. What I do know even though I did my own work is everything is tight and there isnt much leeway around the carbs, fan , and fairing covers for a larger alternator.I think I did a nice tidy installation on this oneand if I get another 1200 stator job in Its going to be a poorboy or brand new stator and regulator from Honda. I know I couldnt have done it without a lathe. JB
 

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John, Did you allow room on the back of alternator for the choke:baffled:

I had to do some fine tuning to the back of the alternator to allow full choke:D
 

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RayandTracy wrote:
John, Did you allow room on the back of alternator for the choke:baffled:

I had to do some fine tuning to the back of the alternator to allow full choke:D
Very good point Ray. Yes but it required some trimming of the heat shield. everything is close . My bottom pulley is 3.5 and my alternator 2.25 with a vbelt . When the new alternator shows up I think I can mill a little more off the front bottom stand and not have to heat and mold the left lower fairing cover. Belt replacement might require removal of the alternator pully but that doesnt seem hard to do on the nippendensos . A new belt should last 50,000 miles so thats not a big concern to me.JB
 
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