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Offline BSA500

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Alternative to the Alton
« on: 27.12. 2010 10:23 »
A while back I remember reading an article and spec sheet for another 'Alton' type alternator for the old bikes,I think they were a German company, can anyone point me to their website(if they still exist) just so I can compare for mayby future purchase?
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Re: Alternative to the Alton
« Reply #1 on: 27.12. 2010 12:11 »
Not necessarily relevant but when I bought my Velo a few years ago it had an Alton fitted. I reverted to a Lucas dynamo as the Alton was really noisy (and if you can hear it over a Velo exhaust it has to be!) and also needed an isolating switch as the battery discharged through the regulator when the engine wasn't running. I was distinctly unimpressed.
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Re: Alternative to the Alton
« Reply #2 on: 27.12. 2010 12:45 »
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Re: Alternative to the Alton
« Reply #3 on: 27.12. 2010 13:25 »
http://www.alton-france.com/en/
They're French. The guy speaks excellent interest, is very helpful, keen to receive any feedback on the product.
I have one on mine, no problems at all. You do need to fit an isolator switch, which I admit is a bit of a hassle.
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Re: Alternative to the Alton
« Reply #4 on: 27.12. 2010 14:38 »
Could have been this one maybe?

http://www.powerdynamo.biz/eng/systems/7198/719820minst.php

That one looks very similar to the Alton.
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Re: Alternative to the Alton
« Reply #5 on: 27.12. 2010 16:27 »
Yep the power dynamo does look like it but its for the magdyno looks quite good as well though
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Re: Alternative to the Alton
« Reply #6 on: 27.12. 2010 19:31 »
My mistake you can buy an adapter plate for E3L bsa twins but it still only kicks out 75 watts max and seems more expensive than the Alton
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