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At this time I just have to install the rad and finish up the wiring. I went to the local pawn shop and picked up an impact wrench. It sure made getting the crank bolt out easy. All things have gone well so far. :yahoo:

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Excellent operating room - I'm jealous. Good work.

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I love the idea of that, but can you still fit the lowers?

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There is no cutting or bending of the plastic (at least on a 1100). Everything fits as before the install.
The only place that gets cut is the heat shield, where the alternator fits.
Plus the radiator fan.

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I love the idea of that, but can you still fit the lowers?


When I converted my 1200, minor modification to the lower was required on the left side. I would assume the same applies to the 1100.

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I hope to let you know next week..... But I am certain it can be done... :builder:

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External alternator mounted this way may not require lower modifications.
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External alternator mounted this way may not require lower modifications.


Interesting concept, but the aesthetics aren't that great. I had to take a heat gun to lower left fairing on mine to move the plastic a bit. Never know from looking at it. Heat gun was recommended over on GWDocs.

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External alternator mounted this way may not require lower modifications.
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That way of installing and driving an external is probably the simplest but the extra load on the Cam belt isn't a good idea imo.

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