you said the alternator needs to run counter clockwise for the alt. fan to cool the alt. rightI'm totally interested in seeing other people's versions.
the rotor would have to stay in place for two reasonsKanuck, did you leave the rotor in place or take it out? Curious if the rotor has anything to do with balancing.
when me and wolfie were talking the other day he told me about putting the alt where the goat used to be now if you run the same style drive unit that you did off of the flywheel but ran the belt twards the rear to a shaft bolted to the frame with carrier bearings and a pulley on each end you could have the alt that you are using bracketed onto the rear of the motor or on the frame just behind the motor and have it facing the right side of the bike thus hiding the alt from view and from some dust and dirt and turning it counter clockwise and still be able to have forward controls or a crash guard or if i ever get the design right you can have one of my highway bars and use wolfies forwards
if i get my highway bars designed right they will be to where you would have your feet sticking thru the bars to use the forwards so your legs will be protected from collision well some what protected anyways
I do not think you can turn the fan over. You will need a different fan. There is only a couple of different size shafts. I am pretty sure an alt will charge turning either way. Junk yard one that the fins go the other direction.I thought about that. I need to look at it closer to determine if the blades are straight (uni-directional) or angled, directional.
If they're uni, I don't need to worry about it.