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Author Topic: Generator to ulternator  (Read 773 times)

WVRIDER

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Generator to ulternator
« on: October 03, 2010, 03:38:39 AM »
Hello, could someone please tell me if there is a kit that I can use to convert my 57 Enfield Indian from the current generator set up to using a ulternator?  Thanks in advance, Nick

ERC

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Re: Generator to ulternator
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2010, 10:53:15 PM »
If it's a Bullet I believe they already have an alternator with a Lucas magneto for ignition. Is this an Indian they sent to the U.S>  ERC
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WVRIDER

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Re: Generator to ulternator
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2010, 11:53:45 PM »
oh, ok I am just starting to wrench on this thing and I am sure I will have lots of questions.  I was also curious what motor and tranny will mount up in rhis 57 frame? I was curious because I am looking for both to go in this project and was curious what my options were? bullet, meteor. etc....  Thanks for the help in advance...

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Re: Generator to ulternator
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2010, 05:23:15 PM »
I'm more familiar with the twins such as the Tomahawk 500 and Trailblazer 700. If you have a Woodsman or Westerner 500 single cylinder model I'm not so sure. I'm figuring a 500 single with a Lucas Magdyno set up since the twins went alternator in 1956. There is a Magdyno replacement unit that used to be advertized on the Brit Bike board but I'm unsure if they are still available.

A picture would be good.

SRL790

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Re: Generator to ulternator
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2010, 11:53:23 PM »
Try SRM in the UK.  I know they supply electronic replacements for the magneto.  Just had my magdyno rebuilt by them and, at least for the first 1000 miles, I am very happy with it.

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