Enduralast Regulator Mounting

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Ullr, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. jdmetzger

    jdmetzger Lone Wolf

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    I'd love to be able to mount my regulator near the battery. On the GSPD, there is no place for it. The battery is mounted sideways which eats up all the space from the airbox to the fender. On one side you have the exhaust running not too far away, as well as a small fuse box. On the other side are the battery terminals and the shock isn't too far away which also interferes a bit (I thought about mounting it against the battery on that side but I'm afraid of the shock crashing into the regulator if I did, plus it's still not a great spot with the battery cables running right next to it, and there isn't a great place to even attach it to at that point.

    I removed the old system in about 90 minutes today. I'll probably decide tomorrow where to mount it when I install the new stuff (though I don't expect to finish it tomorrow).
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  2. Andy-Gadget

    Andy-Gadget Any bike can go anywere

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    I consider good cooling to be more important than close to the battery, but due to impedance considerations closer to the alternator is possibly something of importance.
    Both these are covered by mounting forward.

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  3. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    There are reasons why all automotive alt.s work like the our stock boxer setup. Permanent magnet setups are making full power all the time. That takes power wasted that could be turning your back wheel AND there is a lot of wasted energy to get rid of via that heat sink of a regulator. I would keep in front and in moving air.

    Man! I don't have any issues with the stock setup but I haven't turned my bike into a artificial daylight and do-dad machine either! :)
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  4. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    I like hooking up Christmas lights around the holidays :D
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  5. jdmetzger

    jdmetzger Lone Wolf

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    You're in San Francisco - you don't suffer the winters I do. :D

    The stock system simply won't run a heated vest and the heated grips at the same time (I end up with really mild heat from both if I try). Previously I've just run the vest and shoved single-use heat packs in my gloves but that doesn't work as well as the grips for keeping my fingers from going numb. This also doesn't help when an unexpected cold rain starts to fall. Personally, I like the simplicity of the stock system but it just doesn't do what I need. It was either this, or buy a new R12GSA, and this is a good amount cheaper. :lol3
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  6. LongWays

    LongWays Skiing up a hill...

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    Just putting the bike back together after a tranny rebuild - think I had the ground wire routed differently before. :scratch
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  7. hwy61

    hwy61 Been here awhile

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    under tank...
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  8. jdmetzger

    jdmetzger Lone Wolf

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    Try that without an Odyssey battery. :deal That is the area I looked in for mounting it, but with a full-sized battery in place it runs a bit too close to the shock...
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  9. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    And you don't suffer the summers that I do! :lol3

    I have my bike on high beam all day everyday I ride and I use an electric vest all the time. Heated grips? I don't care for them. Plus I know better than to run too much stuff.

    The wiring in some of these photos speaks volumes to me! :huh
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  10. redboots

    redboots Johnny Lung

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    A lot of people worry too much!

    So long as the FINS are in the breeze, it'll be OK... and the installation doesn't look like a dogs dinner :hide A little bit of juggling helps.

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  11. jdmetzger

    jdmetzger Lone Wolf

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    I'd die down there. I'm not very heat tolerant. :lol3

    I think the factory wiring is messy to start with. I'm picky about keeping things neat and orderly and it's hard to do when you have a bundle of wires splitting out all over the place under the main tube.

    I'm leaning towards mounting the regulator just like you have yours. It will be close to the battery and it should be fairly easy to mount there. I will use the old VR mounting location for my additional fuse block so I can keep things neat (only really adding the GPS and one power point though I've considered adding lights since I'll have the power and sometimes ride in the dark where more light would be a big safety improvement).
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  12. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    IMO, airhead wiring is MUCH better than most. Their only downfall was the junction board in the headlight. Personally, I prefer the airheads that never had that mess.
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  13. redboots

    redboots Johnny Lung

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    I spoke to John Ryeski at Euromotoelectics and his reply was:

    Yes - this is a good location for plenty of air flow and proximity to
    battery.
    Many other customers have also mounted this component there as well.


    I also added a volt meter so I could see all those lovely volts:wink:
    from http://www.bikemeters.com/cgi-bin/webshop.cgi?config=ent-datel

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  14. jdmetzger

    jdmetzger Lone Wolf

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    This is good to hear. I also like the volt meter. I had been looking at several options for that, actually. I'd like to be able to check easily if things are still working as they should.
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  15. jdmetzger

    jdmetzger Lone Wolf

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    I finally managed to get outside to do some work in the cold garage. I copied my mounting location for the PD (including the slight relocation of the two relays that used to sit where the regulator is):

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    Now I just need to finish up the wiring and put everything back together.
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  16. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    I've got mine in the same place, under the gas tank. I thought I had toasted it but I only had some dirty connections on the black wire. So, 58,000 mile of hard, hot riding and it still works in that location.

    Another nice idea: write John's number on the back of the regulator. Might come in handy some day.
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