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Generac GP5500 electric starter conversion

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01-23-18, 06:53 PM   #1  
Generac GP5500 electric starter conversion

I have a 2012 Generac GP5500 generator with a pull start it has a generac engine I would like to put a 12 volt electric start on it
I have already converted it to tri flue so I can burn gas, LP & natural gas so I don't want to replace it but would love to put an electric start on it
Do any of you know of a conversion kit I could buy to install on it


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01-23-18, 08:22 PM   #2  
It looks like they made some in that range with electric start, so you might check and see if the engines are otherwise the same, look to see if there are starter mounts on the block. Generac has their own engines (made in China) and I' not familiar enough with them to know. If the block has starter mounts, you could order a starter and flywheel, get a switch, solenoid, battery, cables, wiring, and all this would probably be half the price of a new unit. That wouldn't cover putting in an alternator and rectifier either, assuming you would charge the battery with an external trickle charger.

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