I think the guy making kits has stopped. So now it is a DIY project. If you search the posts, you can find most of the details you will need.
I did one on my 85. Builti it all myself from online pictures. I enjoyed doing it. Been 4 years, still working good.
I did my own with parts I fabricated out of angle iron and a chevy one-wire mini alternator. message me off line if you want help as I don't check this site often. Also, look up on youtube for video on Gl1200 alternator conversion, esp. one by 'Chris Earlywine' it will help you judge if you want to go that route)I am in need of a poorboy alternator kit for my '85 GL1200. Anyone know where to look? Thanks.
Well, I've been through that process on two occasions and my opinion is that the $1000 it takes for the shop to do it is worth it. The engine really doesn't have to come out of the frame, but it has to be just as disconnected as if you were going to. It has to be able to be rotated so that the can where the stator lives can be removed.What makes you think you need one? I'd be willing to bet more than 50% of those installed weren't needed.
And, replacing the stator is probably easier than altering the bike for any car alternator kit.
I agree with you on that, but convincing people to buy a Series Regulator is a monumental task.While the stator is what dies, I think the real bad guy here is the shunt regulator. Switch to a series regulator and I bet the stator would last forever.
I don't know about that John! It only took one (1) response from you to get me to buy one for my 1983 Aspencade! AlanI agree with you on that, but convincing people to buy a Series Regulator is a monumental task.