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hugo454 06-09-2021 07:23 AM

Alternator upgrade?
 
Anyone ever upgrade the stock alternator on a 1782?

ol'George 06-09-2021 07:40 AM

Nope but what is the reason you want higher output?:Unknown:
Is yours not working?

hugo454 06-09-2021 02:03 PM

the charging system is a mess on this 1782. I got it running and have a new hi-torque starter to install because it cranked real slow even with new 600cca battery.Figured I would see about charging upgrade before I even begin to mess around with what's there.

hugo454 06-09-2021 02:05 PM

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a mess
Attachment 108511

R Bedell 06-09-2021 02:17 PM

Upgrading the Alternator won't straighten that wiring mess out.

:bigthink:

hugo454 06-09-2021 03:51 PM

I know that and have the schematic you gave me to help me along.
I thought my question was a simple one,"are there any alternator upgrades that are available"
I've seen that owners have done away with much of this electrical spaghetti. I already have the hi-torque starter to install, I will install Sunpro gauges to monitor temp,oil,volts. Figured others had modded the charging system, that's all.

R Bedell 06-09-2021 04:18 PM

The 1782 used the KB-15531-64017 alternator. It was rated for 12 Volts at 14 Amps.

Upgrading the Alternator to a higher amperage means, you will need to upgrade the V/R and the wiring to match the higher amperage.

hugo454 06-09-2021 04:31 PM

14 amps will be fine, that's what I'll use if mine is n.g.
thanks...

Sam Mac 06-09-2021 05:23 PM

The OEM dynamo is adequate unless you're adding additional load.

Billy-O 06-09-2021 07:06 PM

I think........You have other problems than really needing the upgrade. The upgrade probably won't perform desirably since you still have those other problems that interfere with the proper operation with the original. Once the other problems have been remedied, then the need for upgrade will be come undesirable.


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