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Charging system installation - EnDuraLast 450 watt Charging System Kit

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In my experience, the original Bosch charging system fit to most Moto Guzzi big twins from the mid-1970s through the mid-1990s is of excellent quality and provides long lasting service. It is simple, easy to maintain, and relatively inexpensive when it comes time to replace parts. All the same, some people want a charging system capable of producing more amperage than the original. To this end, Euro Motoelectrics provides a kit that increases the 20 amp original system to 32 amp: part number EDL450-ALTKIT105. At USD $499.00, it isn't inexpensive.

When Charlie Mullendore of Antietam Classic Cycle installed a kit on a customer's California II Automatic, he sent me this description and photos of how he modified the generic wiring to work on the Moto Guzzi.

Finished up the wiring for the alternator kit last night. Much tidier than using the Posi-Locks and all of that. The connector I got from you went on with no problems and snap fits snugly. All of the other connections were easy peasy too. Reds connect to a red fused pigtail, white received a bullet terminal and connects to the (Guzzi) blue to the warning light, black needed to be extended about 3" and connects to switched power at the fuse block. All done that part of the project!

Moto Guzzi wiring modification to support Euro Motoelectrics' EnDuraLast 450 watt Charging System Kit
Moto Guzzi wiring modification to support Euro Motoelectrics' EnDuraLast 450 watt Charging System Kit

Photo courtesy of Charlie Mullendore of Antietam Classic Cycle.

Moto Guzzi wiring modification to support Euro Motoelectrics' EnDuraLast 450 watt Charging System Kit
Moto Guzzi wiring modification to support Euro Motoelectrics' EnDuraLast 450 watt Charging System Kit

Photo courtesy of Charlie Mullendore of Antietam Classic Cycle.

Moto Guzzi wiring modification to support Euro Motoelectrics' EnDuraLast 450 watt Charging System Kit
Moto Guzzi wiring modification to support Euro Motoelectrics' EnDuraLast 450 watt Charging System Kit

Photo courtesy of Charlie Mullendore of Antietam Classic Cycle.

Moto Guzzi wiring modification to support Euro Motoelectrics' EnDuraLast 450 watt Charging System Kit
Moto Guzzi wiring modification to support Euro Motoelectrics' EnDuraLast 450 watt Charging System Kit

Photo courtesy of Charlie Mullendore of Antietam Classic Cycle.