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Old 11-07-2012, 11:16 AM   #16358
MikeD.
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Location: Richmond, VA
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RE: Rectifier

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Originally Posted by satcen View Post
...edit... IŽd like to hide it somewhere it the under-seat area... Any suggestions or experience?
I used to have a BMW F650 which has the rectifier mounted under the seat and it stayed very hot there. Most owners over on F650.com relocate it to prevent heat related failures. I moved mine out from under the seat and put it on the front forks (just like the Scram) as it seemed the best location for cooling. Of course the F650 has a small front fairing so it did not change the appearance of the front of the bike. I have heard mention of replacing the Triumph Rectifier with a MOSFET unit which does not get as hot then moving it under the tank. If you have the airbox delete, there should be plenty of room behind the side covers which should have plenty of airflow for the stock unit (considerable rewiring necessary obviously).
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