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Old 04-24-2012, 05:41 PM   #41731
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Voltage regulator. as long as its not touching. even if you put a piece of rubber hose in between just so u dont have metal to plastic contact
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:43 PM   #41732
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On the right side of the frame just below the dipstick is a black hunk of metal with fins on it sticking out. It looks for all the world like it's meant to radiate heat out and so cool the oil in the frame, which would mean it probably gets hot while riding. If it's something completely different, well, there's a reason I'm asking questions and not answering them.
Hey Josh,

I have about a finger's width (1/2"??) of air space between the plastic Clarke tank and the fins. Personally, I have never experienced problems. On the other hand, ambient temperatures haven't been above 50F here in like 14 years, so I shouldn't comment. Many others have this same tank; I will defer to them.

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Old 04-24-2012, 05:46 PM   #41733
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Ok yeah found it's called a regulator/rectifier, for the electrical system, probably doesn't get that hot. Thanks for the answers anyways, forgive my ignorance, I had the day off and I've been drinking.
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:53 PM   #41734
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NP, just wasnt sure what u meant by radiator.. thought maybe u had an R
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:03 PM   #41735
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Speaking of the rectifier..a question for the electrical wizards:

I want to try and relocate my rectifier, and because of this, also hopefully switch it out for a smaller one. Is there any way to determine the voltage bleed off of the stock XRL, to then find if (a smaller) one from another Honda can be subbed?

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Old 04-24-2012, 08:06 PM   #41736
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On the right side of the frame just below the dipstick is a black hunk of metal with fins on it sticking out. It looks for all the world like it's meant to radiate heat out and so cool the oil in the frame, which would mean it probably gets hot while riding. If it's something completely different, well, there's a reason I'm asking questions and not answering them.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=184236
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:11 PM   #41737
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Here's my newest $20 addition to my piglet. DIY Digital oil temp gauge!




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Old 04-24-2012, 08:34 PM   #41738
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Speaking of the rectifier..a question for the electrical wizards:

I want to try and relocate my rectifier, and because of this, also hopefully switch it out for a smaller one. Is there any way to determine the voltage bleed off of the stock XRL, to then find if (a smaller) one from another Honda can be subbed?

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Old 04-24-2012, 08:42 PM   #41739
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So like I'm planning a big adventure on my XR and feel a need to carry an extra gallon of water and an extra gallon of gas stradling on the back behind my saddlebags along with my sleeping bag, cot, bedroll, tent etc. I'm worried about subframe support and just how I'm going to carry these [Anti-freeze size] jugs.

Anyone here have any experience handling large jugs?

RZ Rob

Last I checked, any identification of a cute blonde is not considered off-topic around here. Also, don't quite look like "anti-freeze size" to me. Then again, I live in New England.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:14 PM   #41740
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Outstanding. Thank you.

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Old 04-24-2012, 09:28 PM   #41741
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Here's my newest $20 addition to my piglet.




Explanation of what you've done?
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:26 PM   #41742
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Hi Gents

I am not sure what the reason is.

I have installed the XR400 oil cooler that Mike has made me with an temperature sensor in the line that comes out the engine going into the cooler. I still have the meat sensor temperature sensor in my Oil tank cap.

My overall temperature has dropped on the Oil tank sensor from 137c or 278F on the same road, almost same conditions to 102c or 215F, now this is great but I am confused with the readings I get on the Oil Cooler line

The sensor goes into a Vapor Instr

When ~I am idling or riding a single track in 1st gear the 2 temperatures come close together, like in 95c or 203F on the meat oil tank sensor and 88c or 190F on the oil line sensor

But if i drive at 100km/h or 62Mph I get a reading of 105c or 221F on the oil tank sensor but the oil line sensor drops to 65c of 149F

Surely the oil out the engine must be hotter than the oil on the tank after the oil cooler?

The sensor sits in the line right in between the exhaust pipes right below the Spark plug



Could it be cooled so much by air, that quickly? out the engine?

Any suggestions here??

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Old 04-24-2012, 10:39 PM   #41743
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Soooo, what is the collective wisdom on this modification (relocating and/or resizing the Regulator/Rectifier)? Especially considering the Shorai Battery Relocation, has this modification taken hold??

I get it that the rectifier changes the 3-phase AC signal into DC (the opposite of an inverter, right?), and the regulator ensures that the proper voltage gets sent to the battery for recharging. By installing a more efficient unit, would that simply reduce the amount of resistance sent to the Reg/Rec unit (thus both reducing heat discharge as well as making make more wattage available for other uses)? What I am wondering is whether a more efficient Reg/Rec would free up some wattage, to power some more heated gear.

I know that somebody is going to pile onto me with a lecture about volts, watts, and amps. I am all ears--please instruct.

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Old 04-25-2012, 05:26 AM   #41744
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Anyone with ideas?

if your sensor is after the tank and after the oil cooler it should be lower than the tank when air is passing through
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:00 AM   #41745
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if your sensor is after the tank and after the oil cooler it should be lower than the tank when air is passing through
Hi

The problem is the sensor is in the line that comes out the engine before it goes into the cooler
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