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I've heard good things about the conversion kit too. I already have most of Rick's parts for the conversion installed on my PD. Unfortunately, there are several special purpose parts for the kit, including a special diode board, stator, and rotor.
And there's the reason I decided not to install the kit on my PD. If I'm halfway around the world and I have problems with my stock BMW charging system, I can carry a spare rotor or diode board or get one from almost any BMW dealer and get back on the road. However, if I have Rick's kit installed, I have to carry his special purpose parts or order them from him.
If I were using my BMW locally I would definitely install the kit. For my RTW bike I'll stick with the stock charging system, upgraded with the solid mounts, Thunderchild diode board, Motorrad voltage regulator, and rewound stator.
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There are a few issues with the Omega upgrade. For one, I don't think Rick sells a second rotor to go with as a spare. As well, the stock rotor is not as wide and won’t generate any juice with the Omega stator. There’ve been a few failures of the 400 w upgrade. The diode board (actually made by Emerald Island in the Far East) is an absolute beauty. I changed my brushes, installed a stock rebuilt rotor from Rick and put an Omega (see pics below) diode board in (without the rest of the upgrade) and got stunning results. I nearly have to stall the bike to get the alternator light to come on. I have a good dry cell battery and an after market Transpo voltage reg as well.
My old alternator was fine but I am going to get 2 jacket liners from Gerbing, 77 watts each. I don't think the old 280 watt will handle the jackets and extra lights on the bike. I have just installed it, but I am waiting for other parts for other things on the bike before I put the bike back together. Rick says that a stock R80/100 with the headlight and taillight on will draw 150 watts. Add the rest of your elect. gears watts to get your total. He is at http://www.motoelekt.com/
Go to links on this site, his link is under Motorcycle parts.
[This message has been edited by John Ferris (edited 29 October 2002).]
I did install the Omega alternator kit. The only problem I had was installing the solid diode board mounts. Very hard to get to and of course when I moved the vent hose it broke into several pieces.
I have not heard of any problems, but if there was you can not get parts easily.
A friend of mine had a old alternator stator. I took the cover off of it and used it for the new stator.
Then I put my old rotor in my old stator with the cover and brushes in place. I packed it in a box ready to be shipped.
I had one of Rick's rewound rotors on my bike for 90,000 miles with no problems. If there should be a problem with the Omega kit my old alternator is ready to go.
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