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Old 12-06-2004, 08:20 PM   #16
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880 watt alternator kit - it's rather nice. :-)

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Old 12-07-2004, 03:54 AM   #17
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Question yes but where?

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880 watt alternator kit - it's rather nice. :-)

http://geocities.com/jimmywanger/
It looks great, but where did it come from / who made it / where can we buy it?
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Old 12-07-2004, 04:49 AM   #18
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Dude, let's hear soem more about your setup. Does it fit in the origianl engine case?

Modified car alternator?

fergawdssake man, more info?
Yes, it fits in the original case and only replaces two parts of the system, one or both of which can be replaced with stock in a pinch to make it home. It's not a car alt, it is rebuilt stock parts, I am no longer 100% confidant in the accuracy of the tests which I made before, however they are close to being correct. among other electical add-ons on the bike I am running two 85/135 PIAA's, 170 watt draw on thier own. The bike is able to pull them along with a 65w high beam and heated grips on high without a problem. The source I had for part of the work is now out of biz, I am looking for a new source right now.

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Old 12-07-2004, 04:51 AM   #19
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It looks great, but where did it come from / who made it / where can we buy it?
I wouldn't say that looks great, it's a monstosity, but I bet it does a very good job of putting out the power. He says "Virtually stock appearance." now that's a good joke.

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Old 12-07-2004, 12:22 PM   #20
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It's made by this guy in Australia - the person who's the importer also happens to be my roommate. :-)

You can contact the importer - I'll add the information to the website, but it's ghutchin@pacbell.net.

It's about 700 bucks, and installation is more involved than the omega kit. I was doing a complete teardown anyways cause I needed to swap shortblocks, but you can install the kit with engine in the frame.

And referring to stock appearance, you can barely tell once the engine is in the frame. (In fact, I'll go update the website right now. ) You do have to send in your top cover and front cover on an exchange basis because they have to be machined.

Disclaimer - I don't have any financial ties to this company/alternator kit. Just a satisfied customer/friend who got conned into doing the website.

Just a caveat - you need either a valeo or ND starter. I'd *highly* recommend the ND - it seems like a nicer bit of equipment and there's a lot more space for it.

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Old 12-07-2004, 01:14 PM   #21
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Any ideas on cost and timeline for ramping production back up? I have another Airhead to do and I would like to compare your upgrade to the Omega one.


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Yes, it fits in the original case and only replaces two parts of the system, one or both of which can be replaced with stock in a pinch to make it home. It's not a car alt, it is rebuilt stock parts, I am no longer 100% confidant in the accuracy of the tests which I made before, however they are close to being correct. among other electical add-ons on the bike I am running two 85/135 PIAA's, 170 watt draw on thier own. The bike is able to pull them along with a 65w high beam and heated grips on high without a problem. The source I had for part of the work is now out of biz, I am looking for a new source right now.

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Old 12-13-2004, 11:04 AM   #22
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it still amazes me that rick's system is still only 400W, I have a one-off setup on my airhead that my-self and my brother made, which has been tested to a peak of 742W (660W if you figure from a nominal 12V instead of the actual voltage)
How about some details?

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Old 12-13-2004, 11:33 AM   #23
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I'm working on it, trying to get supply sorted out.

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