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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    Do any of you have your old , fried, voltage rectifier/regulator laying around that you don't need anymore? If yes, I could use the small wiring harness that goes back to the mating connector behind the battery box. I need one to extend the length of the stock harness after I re-locate the VRR forward on the frame.

    Thanks - gmtcm
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  2. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    gmtcm, you have heaps of cable to relocate to the LHS frame by your airbox, no need for more unless you are going way north of that.
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  3. SE Steve

    SE Steve Super Noob

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    Made in Taiwan :clap
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  4. buzybraza

    buzybraza Been here awhile

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    I added 2 aluminum plates to my 950SE voltage regulator hoping it will live longer.
    One behind the VR itself and one between the VR and exhaust pipes.....
    [​IMG]
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  5. SE Steve

    SE Steve Super Noob

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    Wrapped my H pipe and front header. I'm just tired of the heat and burning my hand when i turn the gas on or off and just any time i'm not thinking and touch the header pipe.
    [​IMG]


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  6. SE Steve

    SE Steve Super Noob

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    That plate looks big enough to mount a radiator fan on it. That would help a lot. well at least blow more hot air on your leg :thumb
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  7. buzybraza

    buzybraza Been here awhile

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    I tried to make it as large as possible! Actually both plates were made with that kind of thinking! I am aware it may not save my regulator after all... So far so good (8k miles)

    Careful with your wrap! I have read many threads by other inmates and the general feeling is that the wrap will trap moisture, which will then rust and destroy your exhaust pipes.
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  8. SE Steve

    SE Steve Super Noob

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    The H pipe I painted it with 1200 degree header paint first then wrapped it. The header I didn't I'm tired of burning my hand turning the gas on and off. I have seen the pictures of the rusted out wrapped exhausts I don't understand how water can get trapped when the exhaust gets to 300+ degrees all the time. [​IMG]
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  9. SE Steve

    SE Steve Super Noob

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    If you make a way to hold a can of soup you will always have access to a hot meal. Sorry I couldn't find a can of soup so went Mad Max style.
    [​IMG]
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  10. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

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    Hello Everyone.

    I had a VRR go bad on my ADV last year, and when I saw this thread about the SE VRR, I started thinking.

    The VRR location on the SE is in possibly the worst location for heat buildup.

    So when I saw the LAKEMONSTER / Motoventure kit, I had to give it a try.

    I contacted LAKEMONSTER and ordered the SE kit for the lower mount.
    (Having a Safari tank means you can't use the standard relocation location...)

    About one week after I placed my order I received this. :thumb
    [​IMG]

    Cool! Time for an evening project.

    First: Find motorcycle.
    There it is. :D
    [​IMG]

    Second:
    Find VRR in front of battery tray under seat.
    [​IMG]

    Third:
    Remove battery and take out the two screws that hold the VRR to the original mounting location.

    Fourth:
    Loosen the wiring harness on the left side of the bike and find the plastic clip that connects the red wires from the VRR to the relay.
    [​IMG]

    Fifth:
    Disconnect the white connector.
    [​IMG]

    Sixth:
    Relocate the VRR and run the wires under / inside the trellis frame on the left side.
    [​IMG]

    Seventh:
    Mount the Motoventure VRR mounting plate.
    [​IMG]

    Eight:
    Mount the VRR to the plate.
    [​IMG]

    Nine: Reconnect the wiring, put the battery back, zip-tie everything back into place put the seat back on, and start 'er up!
    [​IMG]

    Ten:
    Take confidence in that you probably will not overheat your VRR, and melt your battery in some remote geographic location and be stranded.
    :lol3

    In total this took me about 1.5 hours. But I was taking pictures and had to work around some extra fuel lines for the relocated fuel pump and auxiliary rear fuel tank.

    All and all I feel this is a very high quality kit, and fairly easy to do yourself.

    Thanks LAKEMONSTER.
    Q~
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  11. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

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    First off, a question for Questor: is the new location for the voltage regulator protected from tip overs and minor crashes? Even without the larger tank?

    Secondly, (oh, the shame :shog) I owned a KLR650 and had a single LED voltage indicator. One little LED that showed yellow if low volts, green for good, and red for high volts. I just checked the website where I got it (www.arrowheadmotorsports.com) and couldn't find it. For those wanting a small voltage check, something similar would be good on the SE if one is still available.
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  12. Two Moto Kiwis

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    Heya Q~

    You can get it in there easy enough although it is not as open but still plenty of airflow and no headpipe :clap.

    We used the factory backing plate as well which worked out well.

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  13. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

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    Hello Jonz.

    The way the plate is recessed, the VRR is actually a little behind the frame, so it is well protected in case of a tip over.
    Good question.
    I'll post a picture later...

    Q~
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  14. mountain eagle

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    Hmmm, any practical limit to how far away you can relocate the VRR? With the new CPR air filter set up I put my fuel pump up in front of it....

    [​IMG]

    I wonder if there's room for the VRR up there and how the air flow might be. Protected and out of the way.
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  15. LukasM

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    Here you go, these are good quality:

    http://www.customdynamics.com/LED_b...ttery_Gauge_with_Remote_Flush_Panel_Mount_LED


    If you have a dash to put it in, I still prefer the 3 digit Datel style volmeters to get a more accurate reading and to also see fluctuations and spikes in the system, which can make error diagnosing easier.
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  16. SE Steve

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    So after the dust has settled I have an extra battery. I have been thinking of running a second battery. I want the second battery to be separate from the other so i can run my accessories and not worry about killing the starter battery. If the starter battery dies then I have a backup. Would I need a second voltage regulator to make this work ?
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  17. rattis

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    Hi
    where can i get a Mosfet vrr in Europe?
    Don't want to pay postage and customs and VAt and....
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    Lisa-Isabella 70's Girl

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  20. mountain eagle

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    So I relocated the RR up forward of the airfilter.

    [​IMG]
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