View Full Version : Cb550 alternator swap out

05-08-2016, 12:27 PM
Hey everybody, long time listener, first time caller. So I've got this cb550 that I'm in the middle of tearing up, and I had the crazy notion that I can run without a battery. Anybody familiar with these bikes will tell you it can't be done. Current needs to juice in for current to juice out on the powerhouse. But this fella over in sweeden took the stator from a cb200 and shoved it into his cb550. Engine spins, zots fly. My question is, what other small-bike rotors will fit the crankshaft? Cb160? Cl200? Smaller yet?