don d. thornton· Registered
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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.
Well, I guess I pulled te trigger to quickly. I ordered a pully from the UK, then learned that their shipping had been shut down from a cyber attack. it may be months before i get it here. Where is McMaster-Carr located?Try: McMaster-Carr
It's hard to believe you can't find a pulley that's all metric with the amount of import cars in use. The listing above may not show exactly what you are looking for, but search the site or give them a phone call on Monday.
This is where I get most of my steel/aluminum stock and bolts.
If anyone is in need of a 4" Vbelt pulley with a 12mm bore, for the poorboy alternator conversion, I have one I'll sell. I've decided to go with a timing belt arrangement. This pulley came from the UK, from RDG Tools. It cost me $43 and change, to get it here. I'd like to get $40 for it. OR, make me an offer.I thought the aftermarket alternators were equivalent to or superior to stock.
why did you last so little time?