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I agree with both comments. Don't know what the person who did this was thinking.

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Well the wiring is complete and the rad is back on. The bike fired up and is showing just under 14 volts at idle. The engine is running smooth and it idles at 950 rpm's. :Egyptian: All good news so far, the bad news is I am out of time so I will have to put the plastic on, hook up the voltmeter and finally take it for a test ride next week. I did have to enlist my grandson to help me gat the rad back on as I needed three hands. I hope to have some pictures of the completed project next weekend. (There is just not enough time in a day or I have too many irons in the fire)
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Looks good.

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Very nice, mounted my air horn in that location, as the other side looked a little smaller to me.

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Nice install. Like where you put the in line fuse. What is the P/N of the belt you used? Cheers

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:thank_you: The belt is a Gates K030310, I got it from Parts Avatar.ca. This is the same place I ordered the Alternator from. The belt was not expensive and the Alternator was $118.00 cnd. I think they are located in your neck of the woods

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Thanks - will put in my spreadsheet.

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Well, I have finally finished working on the Aspencade for now. The alternator conversion is completed. I did manage to go for a short ride yesterday and found this bike to run and ride really nice. I have 14 volts at idle running a 4 inch crank pulley and with 55 watts I can start saving for heated grips and vest. Things I found while doing this project:
The belts were way too tight causing too much heat contributing to the pulse generators dying.
The fan was coming on at 3 bars, possibly contributing to the stator failing.
Yes the lowers fit as original, I did have to use a heat gun on the left side to mould in a small amount of clearance.
This reconfirms why you should put new belts on a new to you Oldwing
Thanks to Dan for suggesting the 2 to 1 ratio for the alternator drive. And thanks to all that have posted pictures and talked about their conversions. I will post pictures soon as I have time.. :yahoo:
Next project is rebuilding the starter on the Interstate.

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I did go for another ride today and every thing is working good. I am gaining confidence in the alternator. It sure is nice to see the voltmeter sitting at 14 volts from idle on up. I did not take a lot of pictures as I got focused on completing the project.
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Well, I have finally finished working on the Aspencade for now. The alternator conversion is completed. I did manage to go for a short ride yesterday and found this bike to run and ride really nice. I have 14 volts at idle running a 4 inch crank pulley and with 55 watts I can start saving for heated grips and vest. Things I found while doing this project:
The belts were way too tight causing too much heat contributing to the pulse generators dying.
The fan was coming on at 3 bars, possibly contributing to the stator failing.
Yes the lowers fit as original, I did have to use a heat gun on the left side to mould in a small amount of clearance.
This reconfirms why you should put new belts on a new to you Oldwing
Thanks to Dan for suggesting the 2 to 1 ratio for the alternator drive. And thanks to all that have posted pictures and talked about their conversions. I will post pictures soon as I have time.. :yahoo:
Next project is rebuilding the starter on the Interstate.


Glad to hear all is well and the finish product is what you expected. I picked up a Poorboy crank pulley, but had an issue finding an appropriately sized belt to fit. Put what I had originally back on and will look at next time I have the front off.

You mention the fan coming on early. Have you taking temp readings of the coolant to determine what each BAR on the temp gauge relates to? I used a heat temp gun and have an indication of where my temps are, gives a warm and fuzzy feeling all is well.
A new thread on your experience with this and how you rectified the situation would be nice, with pictures of course.

Curious as to how the timing belts being tight could cause the PG sensors to fail. I wouldn't think the belts could generate heat.

Enjoy your ride. These are great bikes, eh what!!

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Thanks for the heat gun suggestion, I will have to pick one up as they are not incredibly expensive nowadays ....I saw one of your threads had a chart for what temperature related to each bar... I will document this fix if required... Yes when the timing belts are too tight they will generate a lot of heat..( Don't ask me how I know this). Actually I found this out a couple of years ago when I did my first belt change... :head bang:

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Heat gun - Princess Auto regular $35.00 on sale for $13.00.

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