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post #1 of 43 Old 11-27-2011, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Worlds most powerful v-strom!

Usually that claim is without merit. Always someone who is quicker or faster than you. Maybe, just maybe, I can hold the title of the "WORLDS MOST POWERFUL V-STROM" for a while at least.

What does it take to achieve that lofty title you ask?

Most would assume well over 150 Horsepower to get the job done.

Most would assume nitrous, supercharger, or other power adder.

My power adder of choice adds well over.....


200


WATTS!


Yes, that is correct. Well over 600 watts of power available. No nitrous bottles to refill, no fussy superchargers or turbochargers, just continuous on demand POWER.

Over 50 amps really tempts me to push the boundaries of how much I can use!

So far I have running lamps, two pair of auxilliary running lights ( 220 watts ), heated grips, Gerbings jacket, pants, gloves and still maintain over 14 volts in the system.

My External Alternator Project:






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Terry,

Consider me on the list of buyers if you put this into production. If it works half as good as your clutch basket mod then it will be a winner.

Let me know how much and when it will be available
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Ah, a wonderful mod.
I've seen it done on many a bike before, and the strom is a good candidate. I usually see the stock system being replaced with the alternator though (where the pulley is mounted in place of the rotor), not supplemented.

Just before you ride the bike too much, you're supporting that extended shaft with a bearing right?

How did you extend the shaft actually?
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Stock charging system is removed from the bike. With the exception of the rotor which acts as the fly wheel. Alternator has the Regulator built in so no external R/R is needed.

I machined a shaft that is threaded into the rotor and a thru-bolt attaches the pulley, shaft, rotor to the end of the crank. There is a bearing for the shaft just outside of the magneto cover in a machined aluminium mount that also holds the oil seal. Three holes drilled into the magneto cover are the only things done to the factory parts, I could bolt the stock stuff back in place, so it is close to a bolt on project. No plans to sell it, just a project at this point.

'12 DL 650 '14 BMW R 1200 RT

WERKS modified clutch baskets for DL and SV 1000's.
The BEST in chudder control, noise control, and lasting durability! AVAILABLE HERE: www.werksparts.com
Have questions about the clutch in your DL or SV 1000? E-mail Terry info@werksparts.com

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Tell us more. What alternator are you using? How did you connect it? Did you change r/r? Inquiring minds want/need to know.

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I love projects like this. I am one to fiddle around in this manner, but electrical stuff is waaaay over my head!

My perspectives on this project would be: adding the weight of the alternator, pulleys, belt and housing, to the bike. I also would be concerned about the alternator being exposed to water, and the possible damage it could do to the unit, and any devices hooked up to it.

Aside from my concerns, nicely done!

(I do need to ask one question though. Have you ever dropped your bike, or incurred a laydown? All of your lights do aid in helping other drivers/riders see you, but they also empty your wallet kind of fast at replacing them. I personally know this from experience! That's why I got rid of them!)

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More detail is on VSRI:

HIGH OUTPUT CHARGING SYSTEM

Alternator is a "Denso 93mm" style. These are a small case unit with built in regulator/rectifier. I use this one as a single wire unit. I did have some trouble with the alternators early on, but I have put quite a few miles on them since so I think I have that solved.

'12 DL 650 '14 BMW R 1200 RT

WERKS modified clutch baskets for DL and SV 1000's.
The BEST in chudder control, noise control, and lasting durability! AVAILABLE HERE: www.werksparts.com
Have questions about the clutch in your DL or SV 1000? E-mail Terry info@werksparts.com
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With that much candlepower, you should be able to stun (blind) the deer on the side of the road making night rides a lot safer.
Those deer will be seeing spots in front of their eyes for weeks after you ride by.
Great work!
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@Black Lab, After removing the stator and R/R from the bike, the weight gain might be less than you would think! The Denso 93mm unit is very compact, the pulley and shaft weigh very little. The mount and hardware with it, cover are probably the only weight gain.

Water could be an issue, I have had alternators under water before in cars and they didn't fail. As for the stuff hooked to it, probably better than the factory system in that the voltage is probably smoother.

Probably not the kind of mod a dedicated off road rider would need, the lights wouldn't do well in a slide. But, they are cheapies anyway. On the other hand if you could see how much light this thing puts out you might want them on your bike for back road riding at night! Like a set of stadium lights pointing forward!

'12 DL 650 '14 BMW R 1200 RT

WERKS modified clutch baskets for DL and SV 1000's.
The BEST in chudder control, noise control, and lasting durability! AVAILABLE HERE: www.werksparts.com
Have questions about the clutch in your DL or SV 1000? E-mail Terry info@werksparts.com
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