Bond Bug ZZR1400 Project



Alternator upgrade- in progress

Currently with a specialist company making the new outrigger bearing, custom pully and belt system.




The new Kawasaki ZZR 1400 engine has an internal alternator outputting only 40 amps in a counter clockwise direction. No upgrading to the existing windings is possible.

I am going to drive a new CCW 170amp Delco Remy high output alternator by extending the existing crankshaft through a bearing housing. The existing rotor and windings have been removed.

A specialist ZZR engineering company is building the new shaft extension , bearing housing, two new pulls at a 1 to 1 ratio and the engine mounting plate with adjuster. A serpentine belt will be used to transfer the power.

The new alternator is brush less and provides 100 amp at idle. More than enough to power all the ancillaries.

Existing tapered fitting to the end of crankshaft for extension

Positioning of new alternator

Part No. 8600126 — 36SI New Alternator

Specifications-performance Output12 Volts 170 Amps (100 Amps at Idle)

24 Volts 105 Amps

Maximum Speed 10,000 RPM Continuous 12,000 RPM

Intermittent Rotation Clockwise or Counterclockwise

Temperature Rating125°C/257°F

MountingJ180 Short Hinge Mount Quad Mount Pad Mount


Weight25.4 lbs/11.5 kg

36SI™ Heavy Duty Alternator

FEATURES & BENEFITS Brush less Advantage: fewer moving parts means less wear and longer life Equipped with Remote Sense which can reduce battery charge time by 50%