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High Output Alternator

In speaking with Kawasaki, there are some rumors that they are to release a genuine Kawasaki high output alternator for the Teryx.

Has anyone else heard this as well?




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In speaking with Kawasaki, there are some rumors that they are to release a genuine Kawasaki high output alternator for the Teryx.

Has anyone else heard this as well?


Any word on this?

How about an aftermarket one?
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No matter who makes one it won't last in dirt, mud and water. They are available for the Rhino but don't sell good because of it.



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Todd, I've read (heard) that alternators don't like dirt, water etc before. Can you explain in dumb neophyte (me/my) terms what the difference is between a stator or whatever the Teryx now has & an automotive type alternator. I assume both are belt driven off the engine & with the help of some kind of voltage regulator recharge the battery in the event it is in a state of discharge, or if fully charged, then provide power to run accessories without "dipping into" the battery's power. Hope my question is understandable to you & others out there.
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The stator is internal, runs in oil and has very little extra capacity. Water mud etc won't hurt it because it is internal inside the flywheel.

Far as I know and I have checked no alternator is sealed not even marine so the aftermarket belt driven units will fail sooner or later and most of the time sooner.

They might last the longest out west where it is dry.



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Todd, Thanks for the info. The fact that a stator is inside the flywheel would explain why I've never seen it. When you say it doesn't have much extra capacity, I can see why guys are having problems when running too many extra lights, stereos etc. I imagine they will have to recharge the battery after a ride of much length & if they aren't lucky the voltage level could drop to a point where the engine wouldn't start/run & probably wouldn't have any forewarning. Not good!
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ok, how about a high output stator then? Anyone?

And any companies that make Terxy parts, like batt boxes, etc?
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Stone,

YOu may or may not see a high out stator, I think we will stay out of it. We did it on the Rhino but have no interest in doing it again. High cost and low return.

Click the link below to read a tech article on the charging system. It is about the rhino but the same applies to the Teryx

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Thanks for the info.

Any companies that sell batt boxes or high output stators yet?
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Ricky Stator may have something for the Teryx by now, may be worth a call. My only reservation about them is since Ric died a couple years ago the quality control and customer service went down by a large amount. He was a huge asset to the Off road community and a sad day when he passed.


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YOu may or may not see a high out stator, I think we will stay out of it. We did it on the Rhino but have no interest in doing it again. High cost and low return.

Click the link below to read a tech article on the charging system. It is about the rhino but the same applies to the Teryx

Battery Tech Article
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