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Greetings from me and Rusty Rita
Hey all, picked up an 87 interstate this weekend 32k for 1625. Haven't even had a chance to test the current stator, so it may be a-ok for now. Either way still planning to do the poorboy mod. Got a buttload to do before I get there though. Tires are ancient and shot. Forks don't have any oil in em. Yadda yadda

Wanted to ask, what is the general timeframe it takes to put one of these on? Presuming you don't puncture the radiator, snap something off in the block, have all the parts etc.


Since we all like looking at these things, here is Rita.
#1 09-12-2017, 04:46 AM,
If you have all the parts you can do it in a day.
Take your time, if it takes a week it's all in a good cause right?
You could do with a manual.

Engine bolts...... lefty loosey.... righty tighty.

Plenty of wd40

When installing stuff I use easy off paste on nuts etc, will prevent extra rusting.

Change the front fork springs to progressive
The only stupid questions are the one's that are not asked.

#2 09-12-2017, 05:58 AM,
Thanks. Yep got the manual.

I'm hoping to get her on the road fairly quick, and pop in the progressives as it gets colder. I love my burgman, but I want to ride the new girl before the ice shows up too.
Providing the stator isn't a pile of melted slag, same with the alt.

And then.... then the rust. groan.
#3 09-12-2017, 06:37 AM,
Been working on the old gal. Whew. She needs more than I knew. Forks. Belts, rebuilt both front calipers. New pads, new tires. Been yanking out really bad old wiring.

Speaking of rebuilding the calipers, BrakeCrafters. Good stuff, and super awesome CS.

And pretty sure my stator is on the way out.

Everywhere I look poorboys email seems to show up different. Emailed him (or someone at least) about buying one. Dunno if i got the right address though.
#4 10-22-2017, 09:51 AM,
This is an email for him although it is old so might have been changed

You could PM him
The only stupid questions are the one's that are not asked.

#5 10-22-2017, 11:04 AM,
email i have is
1987 Aspencade 129K
1986 SEI 93K
2014 Tri-Glide HD 17K

#6 10-23-2017, 02:29 AM,
(10-23-2017, 02:29 AM)neoracer Wrote: email i have is

That's the correct email and yes he still provides the kits
#7 10-29-2017, 07:34 AM,
For you guys out thinking of an external alternator kit fitted to your 1200
Over the last 10 years I’ve done 8
The first one was mine now done 19k miles now no probs with the charging system
The other 7 well they were for others nobody has come back to me with any probs
If your thinking of the poor boy I tell ya there a great conversion
First one took me 35 hrs labour to do
Got the hang of it eventually the last one took 8 hrs

Take care now
London U.K.
Xxx Gadgit Xxx

London GB

Take care now

1986 GL 1200 SEI White 45k miles
1988 gl1500 se white 38 k miles
1984 GL 1200 Aspencade Beige Brown 48k miles
1986 GL 1200 Interstate . Burgandy Red. 48 k miles
1990 GL 1500. Deep Burgandy Red 51k miles
1988 GL 1500 . Dark green 52k miles

#8 12-11-2017, 06:46 PM,
The only stupid questions are the one's that are not asked.

#9 12-14-2017, 11:14 AM,

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