ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Beasts
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-11-2009, 07:39 AM   #3841
Twiniver
Adventurer
 
Twiniver's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Oddometer: 64
ventilation for the rectifier.

I earlyer asked for a sidepannel, the reason is that i my rectifier broke, probably because og heat, and since i mounted a new one i thought that i wanted to solve the problem, with some ventilation in the sidepannel, therefore to make a "testrun" i was seeking a spare sidepannel, however patience ran of with me the other day and i ended up making a hole in me excisting pannel, here is the result.



I have seen some italian guys do the same. Has anyone had the same problem with the rectifier? what did you do to solve the problem?

Twiniver
Twiniver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2009, 08:07 AM   #3842
A-Wind
Andreas RD07a
 
A-Wind's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
Oddometer: 619
Hi Iver, I admire your fabrication skills. The sidecover-hole project came out very professional looking. However I seriously doubt that this will solve the problem. It is said on other forums, that the main cause of rectifier burning up is a result of connetion problems at the rectifier connections. In short: bad connections -> rectifier heats up. Remedy: good connections. That can be crimping or sodering, if you really know how to soder right (sodering <> sodering)

BTW: rectifier problems are preceeded/accompanied with over/under-voltage problems, which are detectable. A voltage monitoring system, as we discussed a few pages earlier here on the AT-Thread, is advisable.
A-Wind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2009, 08:30 AM   #3843
A-Wind
Andreas RD07a
 
A-Wind's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
Oddometer: 619
There is a big Africa Twin meeting this weekend in Germany.

Too bad it is too far to go for many of us. At least it is sure too far for me.
A-Wind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2009, 12:23 PM   #3844
orenburg
Adventurer
 
orenburg's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: comacchio, italy
Oddometer: 20
http://cgi.ebay.it/HONDA-XRV-750-AFR...3A1%7C294%3A30
orenburg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2009, 02:23 PM   #3845
Andy G
2wheeled alpinist
 
Andy G's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: eastern Munich outback, Bavaria, Germany
Oddometer: 551
Quote:
Originally Posted by Twiniver

I have seen some italian guys do the same. Has anyone had the same problem with the rectifier? what did you do to solve the problem?

Twiniver
Hey Iver!

looks great! I had one of the harmless rectifier deads on my old RD07 a few months ago. Means that it didn't let out more than 11.8V anymore. Better than that thing with 15+V... And the connector looked still nice, clean and new. I replaced the rectifier, put a voltage monitor and cut out the connector and crimped the cables. I tried soldering the ends but my skills are not enough for that. The part coming from the alternator didn't like to bind to the tin.

Cheers, Andy
Andy G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2009, 07:16 PM   #3846
locorider
Loco, pero no estúpido!
 
locorider's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: Puerto Rico, U.S.A.
Oddometer: 2,466
I did this...and it is working...plenty of holes, a cpu fan and a place to hold a fuse holder...









There has been some argument about covering it, but the fan provides cooling and the aluminum disipates the heat.....we'll see. I like the vent idea....
__________________
Carlos locorider
1989 Honda XL600V Transalp, slightly modified!

"If you don't follow your dreams, you might as well be a vegetable", Burt Munro, The World's Fastest Indian
locorider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2009, 04:40 AM   #3847
orenburg
Adventurer
 
orenburg's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: comacchio, italy
Oddometer: 20
here, you can find anythink we need for your AT.. for recondition...
it is in italian language...


http://www.qsl.net/iz7ath/moto/africatwin.htm
orenburg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2009, 07:16 AM   #3848
Twiniver
Adventurer
 
Twiniver's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Oddometer: 64
Looks nice with the fan, i also considered that solution, but came to the conclusion that it would only make the electric system even more vulnerable! I will be going out riding tomorow, the weatherforecast says sunny weather and close to 20 degrees celcius so testconditions are in place! I will let you know if the vent-hole works! I read all the things about the voltagemonitor, but i would rather have a analog voltmeter, but then again, more vulnerable things!!!

Hey Andyg are you going to the ATmeeting?

Twiniver
Twiniver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2009, 06:19 PM   #3849
Squily
Squily
 
Squily's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Esperance WA
Oddometer: 1,221
Met a guy (Josh) on the long way round Australia from Brisbane on a DR650. He's been keeping in touch. He is currently in Broome and noticed a few AT's on tour. Anybody know who they are, where they are from or where they are going?
__________________

Squily
Squily is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2009, 09:32 PM   #3850
atgreg
Africatwinarama
 
atgreg's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2003
Location: Sydney Australia
Oddometer: 10,012
added a new screen,we'll see how it goes,hopefullyit will throw the turbulent air over my head



compared to standard



Also fitted up my Zumo,still got to do the wiring.



__________________
1990 RD04 Africa twin 750
350,000km and still going strong
atgreg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2009, 10:10 PM   #3851
Jim Rowley
Rise above
 
Jim Rowley's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2001
Location: Black Forest, Colorado
Oddometer: 2,517
Still have those stickers between your fingers, Greg? Let me know if you're out.

Jim.
__________________
Jim Rowley
Black Forest, CO
Jim Rowley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2009, 05:02 AM   #3852
abat
Gnarly Adventurer
 
abat's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Oddometer: 150
Hi Greg.
You're dashboard and the windshield looks good!
I just got my Trailtech dashboard and i still don't know what OEM scale should i use.
I've been told that the RPM scale on the trailtech is not as accurate as the original and i can see that you left the TEMP and the RPM guage.
abat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2009, 07:54 AM   #3853
locorider
Loco, pero no estúpido!
 
locorider's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: Puerto Rico, U.S.A.
Oddometer: 2,466
Greg!

Hum hum hum...looks great! Did the wind screen came with the frame support?
__________________
Carlos locorider
1989 Honda XL600V Transalp, slightly modified!

"If you don't follow your dreams, you might as well be a vegetable", Burt Munro, The World's Fastest Indian
locorider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2009, 11:21 AM   #3854
abat
Gnarly Adventurer
 
abat's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Oddometer: 150
BTW, how does the original scale can be taken apart like that?isn't it a one chunk?
abat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2009, 12:55 PM   #3855
A-Wind
Andreas RD07a
 
A-Wind's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
Oddometer: 619
Quote:
Originally Posted by abat
Isn't it a one chunk?
Yes, from RD07. No before.
A-Wind is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 10:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014