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Does anyone out there know if the Poor Boy Conversion kits are still available for the 1200's.
I understand that Don has passed away? His website seems to be down. I am in need of a new charging system.
Is the stator the only option left?
 

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Stator is probably the easiest option. And much cheaper.

The motor doesn't actually have to come out. Slide it left and turn it a little and the stator cover will come off. Have your stator rewound by a reputable shop, put it back in, you're back on the road in less than a week.

The conversions are expensive, require cutting away at the bike frame and many parts, plus the fairing lowers never fit back on correctly.
 

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:surprise: Here's likely a better option.

1. If you were able to find a mechanic. to do job? $250.00
2. A cost of New Life Stater? $125.00 - $275.00
3. If you are able to do change-out? $0.00 - unless
you did not do change-out correctly (lost parts intalled
backward, ect... Burned out wiring $1400.00 to $3000.00
for new GoldWing
4. I did the Poorboy change-out using the help of
others postings on this forum............. $345.00

5. But what do I know??? :ROFL:
 

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Hell, I don't know. I hear there's a guy in Buick who does good work. That's up your way. >:)
I've heard you to refer to this "Reputable Shop" many a time.
I just want it's location.
When/if I'm in need I will pay the shipping both ways but an address of (Reputable Shop, Somewhere, Earth) might not be enough.:surprise:
 

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I would do the clutch too.I just replaced stator,clutch,water pump on my 1983 interstate.Pulled the motor out and put it back MYSELF.Im 60 years old with a bad back and knees.
 

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I have to agree, I did my poorboy 3 years ago.
It is the single best modification to the 1200, once installed - not 1 electrical issue.
Best $300.00 bucks I spent.

Not a hard job at all, just mt two cents!

Goodoni
Ride Safe!
 

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if i may add,i did mine myself during my wintertime here in Quebec.if you are manual or have a friend that will help.it cost me + or - 150$ for all my parts.Alternator is new from Rockauto.on goldwingdocs.com there are many photos and how to do the job.Good luck.Gervais
 
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