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Powerlifter626
06-01-2009, 03:15 PM
Hi Guys, I have a Generator for my 1957 Sportster, it is the Model 52k Generator which was slightly smaller than the newer generators that came on 1958 and up Sportsters. Anyway I need someone to rebuild mine, new brushes etc. whatever it needs..... Any recommendations?

Thanks
-Paul

flat-happy
06-01-2009, 05:19 PM
hi again paul---i use rich brown up in connecticut. he did a great job on mine and really reasonable too. it looked and worked like new. phone him at 860-965-3245 if he is still doing it. he works on a tugboat so leave a message. he has been selling rebuilts at oley pa swap meet

Paquette
06-01-2009, 07:19 PM
Dale Cashman 757-497-0131

T. Cotten
06-01-2009, 07:20 PM
Hi Guys, I have a Generator for my 1957 Sportster, it is the Model 52k Generator which was slightly smaller than the newer generators that came on 1958 and up Sportsters. Anyway I need someone to rebuild mine, new brushes etc. whatever it needs..... Any recommendations?

Thanks
-Paul

I endorse Dale Cashman tel 757-497-0131

(Va Beach, VA)

...Cotten

flat-happy
06-01-2009, 08:57 PM
i'll try him on the next ones----his website doesn't seem to be working---any idea on price of a 32E rebuild from dale?

Carl Olsen
06-02-2009, 07:54 AM
Cashman's the best, believe me I have tried them all and his are always spot on. Not only do they work flawlessly, but they are restored to perfection. Dale's the man.
Carl

Glenn
07-08-2009, 04:13 AM
I just rode down to Virginia Beach to drop off my generator to Dale Cashman. His shop is one of the neatest shops I have been in, looked like every tool and tester made is there. I rode in the rain for 5 hours so I could save the 10 dollars in postage. (remember its the journey).
anyway I could see why all recommend him if you ever get a chance to see his shop and some of his old bikes you would see why he does such good work.

thats my story and I'm sticking to it

Bill Pedalino
11-26-2009, 08:45 AM
I endorse Rich Brown. He and his son stand by their work and they really strive for perfection and period-accuracy. They really are a treasure trove of knowledge for all matters concerning H-D generators and electrical systems. It's a side-business for Rich and it was created for love rather than profit.

And yes, he's long time friend, so I'm far from impartial. But it's all true.

Chuck#1848
11-26-2009, 10:07 AM
i'll try him on the next ones----his website doesn't seem to be working---any idea on price of a 32E rebuild from dale?

I see Bill Morris@Bills old Bike Barn is selling rebuilt and pre tested generators on e-bay among other things VL motors and cylinders that have been reconditioned

Re-cycleInc
12-11-2009, 10:43 PM
I picked up a rebuilt 32E from Bill Morris and it was done beautifully and pretested. $275 for the unit, which isn't bad considering they go for $150 - $250 at the meets without knowing if they work. If you happen to go pick it up in person, be sure to check out Bill's "old bike barn" museum. It's a remarkable collection of bikes, advertising and americana that he's collected over the years. He also has many many many NOS parts for Harley's.

Dale McCleary
08-01-2014, 01:12 AM
Can he find me a 1923 genny for a Henderson 4? Dale

shelbyinparadise
08-05-2014, 09:05 PM
I just rode down to Virginia Beach to drop off my generator to Dale Cashman. His shop is one of the neatest shops I have been in, looked like every tool and tester made is there. I rode in the rain for 5 hours so I could save the 10 dollars in postage. (remember its the journey).
anyway I could see why all recommend him if you ever get a chance to see his shop and some of his old bikes you would see why he does such good work.

thats my story and I'm sticking to it Can you give me his address for his shop, Friend is visiting in Va. Beach for a couple more days. Shelby

RGL
08-05-2014, 09:20 PM
From the responses I did not know there were so many choices.

I just had a scout 741 generator overhauled by Frank VanVelde.

It was done promptly and he returned a reconditioned generator very well done, along with helpful advice.
He was communicative and sincere.

Contact indianfrank@yahoo.com

rmmccon
08-08-2014, 04:20 PM
Do any of these guys service Indian Generators? I have a 1946 High Output Generator that needs service.

T. Cotten
08-08-2014, 06:19 PM
Do any of these guys service Indian Generators? I have a 1946 High Output Generator that needs service.

Yes: indianfrank@yahoo.com

Please don't mention my name though.

...Cotten

BigLakeBob
08-09-2014, 07:27 AM
Can you give me his address for his shop, Friend is visiting in Va. Beach for a couple more days. Shelby

Shelby,
If you look in our latest club mag, Vol.53 No. 3, page 84 top left corner it appears that Dale has moved to MO. The post you questioned was back in '09. Bob

1970 XLCH
08-15-2014, 08:14 AM
Hi Paul ,
Rich Brown is the best .

D.A.Bagin
08-15-2014, 03:18 PM
I had Rich Brown do my Harley Shovelhead genny and Frank Vandevelde do my Indian Four genny with the distributor attached. Nothing but the best to say about both gentlemen. Frank was VERY helpful in helping a four cylinder neophyte. As anyone that has ventured into the four experience it can be intimidating in the beginning. He walked me right through over the phone from beginning to end and was great to deal with. After getting it back, I over-greased the gearing on my distributor on the four over time and filled it with grease. I sent it back to Frank as needless to say, it caused the genny to malfunction. He scolded me deservedly and took care of it. I learned my lesson.

Dale McCleary
10-21-2014, 06:28 AM
All good now , Have a brand new Genny >>>>>