950 se voltage rectifier/regulator

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by gmtcm, May 17, 2013.

  1. gmtcm

    gmtcm KTM RIDER

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    Where did you mount the heat sinc? How about a photo of it in place. What was the heat sinc made of? Thanks
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  2. Afry

    Afry Why hike?

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    I wonder why they don't just make a plug n play VR for the ADV and SE...baffles me.
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  3. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    So Shindengen is the way to go.
    Cheers.
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  4. triplenickel

    triplenickel Long timer

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    Check the third picture (all the way to the right) in the link he provided.
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  5. LAKEMONSTER

    LAKEMONSTER Adventurer

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    The Heat/Cooling sink i Machined was Mounted directly behind the VRR in it's stock location, but cost prohibitive to Machine, and didn't lower Temps to my satisfaction. Click on the Smug Mug link in my Quote, and that should open up for you? I have produced these other Mounts in a Kit form, and have shipped a number of them out already? Check out Superenduro.com Bigkuri has posted some links to them. You can also contact me through MVMOTOVENTURE.CA if you would like to re-locate your VRR, and i can send you the Kit.
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  6. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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  7. SE Steve

    SE Steve Super Noob

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    So I bought a new regulator from ricks. I decided on a ricks because it had the plug already on it. I put it in the stock location checked the temp. And the bottom side got up to almost 200 degrees. I'm thinking about putting pipe wrap on the crossover. The crossover was getting up to 400+ sitting.

    I know there is other threads that say don't wrap the exhaust because it will rust out. But the heat from these bikes exhaust is crazy.
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  8. mousitsas

    mousitsas Long timer

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    The regulator can get super hot by its own means, not sure the exhaust has much to do with this.
    I have relocated mine on the rear shock nitrogen container at an angle towards the airstream. Its the only reasonable place (without cutting expanding and slicing) where it can get some air cooling. I Have no pic right now, but to give you an idea, the cables are on top right next to the compression screws. I have used a piece of an old tyre tube to rest upon and fixed it with cable ties. It is a five minute job.
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  9. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    Most of the Japanese litre bikes (R1, V-strom, GSXR etc) use the Shindengen FH020 R/R unit.

    I bought mine from the local Yamaha dealer and found out that its used on all their 600-1000cc bikes (FJR, R6/R1 and several cruisers). The stock part is FH022 which has now been superseded by the FH020-AA with a new heat sink design. I posted the YAMAHA part number in one of my posts....
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  10. GoNOW

    GoNOW Long timer

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    The FH020AA is the same unit they sell here. http://roadstercycle.com/
    Only Roadstercycle sells it for $100, Yamaha wants over $200.

    I got mine installed on the bike and the voltage never goes past 14.2V. Most of the time it's at 13.8V.
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  11. gmtcm

    gmtcm KTM RIDER

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    I am waiting for the Rick's VRR to arrive. I may just mount it in the stock location with hopes it will survive the heat. Thanks for all the input from everyone.

    gmtcm
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  12. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    I paid 110$ for mine from the local dealer.
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  13. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    That's what I did... so far so good.
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  14. dpforth

    dpforth no inline fours

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    Yeah, right :1drink (to Rick's, not you).

    I put a Rick's VRR in my SE last year. Failed after one ride. They wouldn't send me a replacement until they inspected the failed unit so I had to buy it to minimize the downtime. Now the replacement has failed after only a couple thousand kms. I'm not impressed with them or their rec/regs. Still waiting for an RA number at the moment.
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  15. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle ADV enthusiast

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    The SM VR is mounted in the same location as the SE . . . Very easy to move to a cooler location:

    [​IMG]
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  16. Afry

    Afry Why hike?

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    I got my replacement Ricks and relocated it with Lakemonster's upper mount kit (for stock tank) let's see what that does - I now carry my OEM (working) VR on longer trips - dammit. I have no faith in my Rick's and feel I wasted my money.


    FYI - Lakemonster has very nice stuff - I also have his bash plate and see it as a better design than others...without naming names....
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  17. Afry

    Afry Why hike?

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    I meant the connectors
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  18. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Why do people keep buying Rick's China crap when you can have a Shindengen MOSFET that should last forever for just over $100?

    The stock connector is shit anyway, replace it with a sealed Weatherpack, AMP, or whatever.
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  19. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    True. Either buy the FH020 from a Yammie dealer and the necessary connectors - even wired ones from eastern beaver (fantastic service & support) OR go for the kit from Roadstercycle (IIRC its run by Jhammer - an Adv inmate). He has a vendor thread as well and sells the complete replacement kit using the shindengen.
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  20. Afry

    Afry Why hike?

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    Call me stupid but don't make my mistake - I went with a plug n play and got plugged. They did replace it and claimed it was the first but
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