Voltage regulator problems?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by ffr2370, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. KTMSER

    KTMSER Big bike friendly

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    Haven't heard from anyone using their stuff, yet. The 50 amp Speed Triple unit has possibilities at first glance, but will need new connectors to match the 9xx, of course. Have to do some research and see if we can find some data.

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  3. ex1

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    i had the same problem on my Ukrainian Tour, battery was singing,
    I think problem was about SE construcion, so, my new VR (from 950 ADV), I instaled, on the lest side of airbox... that is good place for this.

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  4. wingysataday

    wingysataday Been here awhile

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    I know on a drz400 I had, the fix was to put an yamaha R1 VR on and it was golden. I wonder what other bikes VR's would work? How much is the stock one from ktm?
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    Colorado Uli Motociclista Non Elegante

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    Crap! My brand new AGM battery went into overheat mode and ended up wherever dead batteries go after they die. With the stench of the sulfur, I thought it was the rapture (it WAS May 21, after all).:eek1
    So I got stuck at Lake Powell for one night before a buddy came to rescue me with truck and trailer -- been broke down in worse places. :D
    This '08 SE is on it's second VR and if it turns out to be that it is at fault (after all, it may be a faulty battery) I will seriously consider relocating it as well.
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  6. unaweep

    unaweep Uses lotsa band-aids

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    ex 1- that is a good place for it. I have my HID ballast or some f'n thing in there right now. Think I'll be searching for a new location.

    Colo Uli- sorry I didn't find my phone sooner! Sorry man, you've suffered some shit with that fuckin bike. Here's to smooth riding!::freaky
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  7. Colorado Uli

    Colorado Uli Motociclista Non Elegante

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    It's all good, brother. Don't sweat it.
    Hey, pretty soon I'll have replaced everything on it twice (minus the motor) and so it should be nicely worn in and SMOOOOTH.

    I don't think I can mount it where ex1 put his (hers?) 'cause the Safari tank covers all the area. Perhaps on the inside of the bash plate where the 950 ADV bikes have them (if memory serves)?
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  8. KKO

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    I had also the singing problem --> changed the regulator + battery since both were dead...

    ex1 has a good place for regulator. I managed to bend some aluminium sheet into heat protection (hope so..)

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  9. KKO

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    Another picture ...

    (Had to paint it black since this is not a bling-bling bike)

    :D

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  10. Colorado Uli

    Colorado Uli Motociclista Non Elegante

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    All right KKO! Nice going.

    I'll explore that heat shield design and may copy you. Do I owe you royalties then? If yes, I only pay in beer, and you have to come to Colorado to get it. But I do pay. :D

    Welcome to ADVrider! For that piece of advise I shall dispense with the customary requirement for you to show us nude pictures of your sister. :evil
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  11. KKO

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    Ok, fair enough ... :D
    But lets add that it counts even if You come some day here ? :D:D
    I may even have somewhere the picture of the fitting phase or the piece of aluminium before cutting it ? If I find it I'll post it.

    Sorry, no sister ...:D:D:D
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  12. KTMSER

    KTMSER Big bike friendly

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    I made the same shield as you and no it does not work....:cry Ran it for about 20,000 miles and two VR's....

    Move the regulator out of that area...:deal
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  13. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    However since heat is going upwards, I would suggest you try a place under superhot exhausts and motor, if it has to be close. I believe the bashplate could be a proper place, getting some fresh air when rolling or taking only radiation heat when in traffic. It is by no means a cool place though. Cheers.
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  14. Crashed Bad

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    OK, does anyone know if there is a difference in legnth for the wires/leads on the VR from thr 950 ADV and the SE. they are all superceded by the same part number, but seem to have started with different numbers. I'm tryingto patch an 04 ADV reg to my 08 SE to take a trip. The used reg from an inmate hasn't arrived yet and wondering if I need to do soem splicing/legnthening.
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    My SE came with a bad reg from the factory (bought in Nov. '06), and was boiling the battery with only 35 miles on the bike. The dealer, in an effort to get me back on the road, removed the reg from a new '06 Adv, but the leads were too short. Had to wait 3 weeks for a regulator to get from OH to NC.:huh
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  17. Crashed Bad

    Crashed Bad Big man, little bike

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    Thanks Stobie, that's just the info I was looking for! Needed ot know if there would be some surgery involved to make the ADV reg work.

    Thanks!
    Rick
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  18. Misery Goat

    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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    here's the setup I went with. no fab skills needed. :lol2

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  19. Crashed Bad

    Crashed Bad Big man, little bike

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    That is one racy setup MG. I wasn't worried about where to stick it, but the wires being long enough to mount it anywhere. Guess I'll see when I get it.
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  20. Misery Goat

    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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    you can always use the wires from the old one to extend if you need to. some solder and shrink wrap and you're good.
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