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Hi I am installing the kit but not sure on where to place the fuse block does anyone have a picture the install drawing are not clear ? Thanks Chris Lutich
 

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Alternator is on my wish list. Keep us posted on how the install goes.
I know this is late response but just recently dove in and picked up the alt kit... search for install instructions or video with no luck.. my local dealer was nice enough to let me see what's involved.. SRT is 4hrs... I think anyone mechanically inclined could handle it. from what I could tell the instructions were to mount the fuse connection on the floor behind the seat...
 

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the only special tool is a holder to keep the crank from spinning when you take the pulley bolt on and off.. but doesn't take much thought to not need it..
 

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New to the forum, new KRX and its my first S x S......what is the purpose of the Alternator kit? Why does this machine need one? I am assuming to handle more juice for aftermarket electronics....but again, I don't know that is why I am asking.
 

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Kawasaki offers more accessories than what the charging circuit can apparently handle... I asked this question when I was purchasing and the dealer called the rep who claims any draw over 10amps the alt kit is needed. so lets say you add the stereo package with the subwoofer's, a rugged radio com system and a led light. Not sure what the exact draw is from them but my guess is its over 10amps. Now you may not have these on all the time and possible to get away with out having the extra 60amps from the alternator for short runs but chances are you would never get your battery properly charged.
 

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Thanks for answering and that makes sense. Do you happen to know how much the Warn winch draws off hand? That and a light bar are probably all I will put on it for electronics.
 

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Are you doing a alt kit? I don't know if this forum has a PM function but if so send me one.. I'm planning on doing this install in the next few days ill keep you posted...
Yes I have the kit I was just waiting to see if I was going to install it or have the dealer do it. They wanted 850 or 950 to do it but that tool was 450 so. I was going to buy the tool if needed and put the alt on and then sell it on the forum for 300.
 

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Yes I have the kit I was just waiting to see if I was going to install it or have the dealer do it. They wanted 850 or 950 to do it but that tool was 450 so. I was going to buy the tool if needed and put the alt on and then sell it on the forum for 300.
the dealer I purchased from wanted $900 or (9 hrs labor to do this.. after getting the alt accessory and looking over the parts I was puzzled why it was so involved.. I mean it looks like one could have the engine out and on the bench in that time... so I started calling around to see if any dealer actually installed one because I didn't want to be the first. out of 4 dealers near me one had done one and gave me a quote of $300 or around 2.5hrs and would get me in next week and have it done same day.. two other had not but were honest on the SRT time of 4hrs.. the dealer I purchased from was only because a friend works there but an hour out of my way... can't get me in for 6 weeks and still want $900 to do it.. ya know its not bad enough that we even need to have hang an alternator on this rig at all right! but then Kawasaki sells the kit to the general public then locks the install instructions up like its some trade secret.. Look I paid all the money for this krx and if I want to rip it to pieces and hang it on the garage wall its my prerogative.. for most people that are now buying a sport side by side its not there first one and they all prefer to work on them themselves.. you almost have to be a mechanic to own any of them... pick a brand they all have inherited issues that forces us to drag out the tools because the dealer denies there is one, only when the aftermarket world comes up with a solution the next model year has the problem solved.. I was hoping Kawasaki was not like the others.
 

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That is exactly right on. We were originally quoted 300.00 to put it on so my time is worth that but then it went to 900.00 why sell the kits and not have them bolt on with good instructions. I think that as more people start to get their kits and or hear from us on how we put them on,it may help out someone in the same position.I also don’t want to put it on just to remove it when a turbo kit comes out so I guess we will see. We ran the other night with the stereo going and all the lights on and it was fine. If I need to use the winch for some reason I will turn the lights and radio off to save power what a concept. Has anyone else had a problem with power draw on using the winch? Other then using it as it is intended fully wound out and long pulls lol
 

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the dealer I purchased from wanted $900 or (9 hrs labor to do this.. after getting the alt accessory and looking over the parts I was puzzled why it was so involved.. I mean it looks like one could have the engine out and on the bench in that time... so I started calling around to see if any dealer actually installed one because I didn't want to be the first. out of 4 dealers near me one had done one and gave me a quote of $300 or around 2.5hrs and would get me in next week and have it done same day.. two other had not but were honest on the SRT time of 4hrs.. the dealer I purchased from was only because a friend works there but an hour out of my way... can't get me in for 6 weeks and still want $900 to do it.. ya know its not bad enough that we even need to have hang an alternator on this rig at all right! but then Kawasaki sells the kit to the general public then locks the install instructions up like its some trade secret.. Look I paid all the money for this krx and if I want to rip it to pieces and hang it on the garage wall its my prerogative.. for most people that are now buying a sport side by side its not there first one and they all prefer to work on them themselves.. you almost have to be a mechanic to own any of them... pick a brand they all have inherited issues that forces us to drag out the tools because the dealer denies there is one, only when the aftermarket world comes up with a solution the next model year has the problem solved.. I was hoping Kawasaki was not like the others.
Agree with every bit you had to say there brother
 

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ok I installed the alt kit and it went on fairly easy... found out torquing the small case bolts with a small torque wrench is highly recommended... holding the engine to torque the drive bolt.. I tried several shade tree methods.. a large diesel filter wrench worked but hard to hold one and torque with other,, also used some large stainless hose clamps lined the screw ends all together on one side of hub and wedged a hardwood board under to frame and it held the crank while you torqued the bolt...this worked good! I must say it was temping to just pick up the impact and use the torque turn method.. (that's run the bolt flush mark the socket with paint marker on one hex, locate a spot off the bolt up two hex's or 120 deg so you no where to stop) run it down with an impact 120deg.. say what you want this torque turn method has been commonly used on some truck and equipment engine heads for years... the rest of the install is not difficult at all..
my 2 cent's for what its worth.. this alt is sole driven off the splined cup washer flush mounted on the crank stater hub by the crank bolt. that's it so it better be tight.. ( reminded me of the can am clutch slippery washer bad idea).. the chances of the alternator locking up and backing out the crank bolt ...? doubtful most likely slip the belt or stall the engine but a keyway or even a crush washer would be nice to see. IMHO.
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ok I installed the alt kit and it went on fairly easy... found out torquing the small case bolts with a small torque wrench is highly recommended... holding the engine to torque the drive bolt.. I tried several shade tree methods.. a large diesel filter wrench worked but hard to hold one and torque with other,, also used some large stainless hose clamps lined the screw ends all together on one side of hub and wedged a hardwood board under to frame and it held the crank while you torqued the bolt...this worked good! I must say it was temping to just pick up the impact and use the torque turn method.. (that's run the bolt flush mark the socket with paint marker on one hex, locate a spot off the bolt up two hex's or 120 deg so you no where to stop) run it down with an impact 120deg.. say what you want this torque turn method has been commonly used on some truck and equipment engine heads for years... the rest of the install is not difficult at all..
my 2 cent's for what its worth.. this alt is sole driven off the splined cup washer flush mounted on the crank stater hub by the crank bolt. that's it so it better be tight.. ( reminded me of the can am clutch slippery washer bad idea).. the chances of the alternator locking up and backing out the crank bolt ...? doubtful most likely slip the belt or stall the engine but a keyway or even a crush washer would be nice to see. IMHO. View attachment 416 View attachment 416
That looks pretty good the location of it makes it accessible to work on. I asked kawi why they hadnt made a video for this and they responded with this should be done at the dealer. Guess they don’t see how capable we are lol.
What’d you pay for your alternator kit?
 

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run the charge cable along the motor mount bar and in the hole behind the driver seat fire wall.. mount the breaker as in picture
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