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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. tjrockit

    tjrockit One day closer...

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    Here's a link to a bunch of websites and such that I've collected in modding my XRL

    http://ridedualsport.com/forum/index.php?topic=2038.0
  2. kenny61

    kenny61 Tougher then a speeding taxi

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    haha I jus googled that up last night
  3. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Like this too:
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  4. RZRob

    RZRob Long timer

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    And now you know when your motor is fully cooked too. :lol3

    RZ Rob
  5. KyoXR

    KyoXR Clouds, Snow, Rain

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    there are a few of use who have switched over to a Mosfet R/R, it's supposed to be more efficient and run cooler, one of the reasons I switched to it, I run heated gear and wanted more power,


    "A smaller regulator would just cook itself trying to dissipate the power." true but It turns out that the heavier the load, the cooler it runs which makes sense because the power is going to the draw rather then getting turned into heat.
  6. purpledrake

    purpledrake No Pretensions

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    Thanks to both of you.

    I already run Gerbings heated gloves during the cold months (October to June....), and would like to also power a heated liner. I am close to the bubble on this. I have toyed with changing the headlight assembly to some smaller load aftermarket, to free up some watts. How much extra wattage did the Mosfet R/R provide?

    Your point about the higher load going to the extra heated gear is correct only for cold weather rides; unless you load the system with other equipment, the fixed power output from the alternator (186W if memory serves) would indeed fry a smaller R/R. Do I have this right?

    PD
  7. malignity

    malignity Day Tripper

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    I'm looking for a vehicle to haul my XR long distances. While I could simply ride those distances, for those that are hardcore hare scramblers, driving 300 miles one way to hare scramble for 14 hours, then drive 300 miles back is a lot of wear and tear on a person.

    The vehicle I'm looking to get is a work van; in specific, something about the size of a Ford E-350. I'm thinking I may go this route so I can pull my bike out at night and chain it up while I sleep in the back of the van.

    Does anyone by chance know if an XR650L will fit in the back of one of these big ass conversion work vans?
  8. ShooterDave

    ShooterDave Adventurer

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    I had a 15 passenger Ford Econoline van. The bike just barely fit as long as I took off the mirrors. That was with ATV high bars too, so with lower bars it should fit fine. Its fun getting it in there too being as it has a roof on it. Not a problem though. Although I don't know how the size compares to a Ford E-350.
  9. Brtp4

    Brtp4 Powdercoat it.

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    Apologize for the remedial questions, as I am not much of an electrics person.

    OK, starting to get the basics. Bummer that it is not possible to reduce physical size, it would give me more flexibility in mounting. As I am still finding my way, if anyone has suggestions for how to choose a replacement, specs, etc. that would be great. FWIW it seems Shindengen builds most of the OEM ones.

    I did find a good layman's summary here: http://www.superhawkforum.com/forums/knowledge-base-40/mosfet-regulator-rectifiers-why-how-25117/

    BP
  10. truck6driver

    truck6driver Proud Navy dad!

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    Yes it will. and as stated without the mirrors so it will clear the rear door roof line.
    Or you can load it like this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYeu56_RP4A&feature=player_detailpage
  11. malignity

    malignity Day Tripper

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  12. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    Heh, just don't turn anything off.
  13. ShooterDave

    ShooterDave Adventurer

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  14. Stretch67

    Stretch67 Mad Scientist

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    Well damn! Mine's still churning along, albeit somewhat sickly. I've been fighting with the dual carbs for nearly 15 years now (bought the bike new in '87), and can't get them running right. I finally got sick of it and bought a Mikuni generic bolt-on 250cc carb on eBay for $36 bucks. I'll have to fabricate an intake manifold, but I've been in tighter spots than that.

    I'll post an illustrated write-up soon. :evil
  15. JWhitmore44

    JWhitmore44 pistolero

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    Is that mirror from Highway Dirt Bikes?
  16. KyoXR

    KyoXR Clouds, Snow, Rain

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    you have that right, as long as what regulates the capacity of a R/R is more the heat sink capacity rather then the current load capacity (internal electronics). e.g. 1 amp switch compared to a 100 amp switch.

    As far as how much extra wattage the Mosfet provides...I'm not really sure mainly because I put in a 300W stator in at the same time, so I had to up-grade the R/R.
    I think that Jack Fleming at Roadstercycle has a page that explains his findings?
  17. award900

    award900 Been here awhile

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    I would rethink the one ton van. The extra length if you go long is nice , but the rough ride of the one ton gets old. My 650 and KTM fit in the back of my conversion van if I compress the forks with a strap before I load. Conversion has the AC in the ceiling. If only hauling one bike, I love the hitch hauler. No unloading before you get to sleep![​IMG]

    Sent from my LG-P999 using Tapatalk 2
  18. Stretch67

    Stretch67 Mad Scientist

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    I lost my Metric thread pitch gauge. What is the thread pitch of the brake lever-to-handlebar / turn signal mount-to-handlebar / throttle assembly-to-handlebar screws? I'm replacing mine with stainless and don't know exactly what to ask for online. M6- ? x20 It looks finer than 1.0.

    0.75 perhaps?

    Thanks
  19. flyingwombat

    flyingwombat frozen dead guy

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    I like the FH012AA reg/rect. It runs nice and cool and puts out a very steady voltage (14.7v if I remember correctly). It is a little larger and will not mount in the same location. I put mine above the airbox under the seat.

    I would only recommend switching to the FH012AA if you:
    a) upgraded your stator
    and/or
    b) have a variable electrical load (such as the ability to turn off the lights, which would make a shunt type regulator run hotter)

    Otherwise, as long as the reg/rect is sized correctly for the bike's electrical system, why bother? If you just want to relocate the stock unit, I think you can do that without cutting any wire. If you're trying to squeeze some more juice out, then going to thicker wires from the stator all the way to the battery, or shortening them up will probably help a bit.


    The Shorai batteries are simply awesome- if you're in need of a battery replacement you can't go wrong with one of them.
  20. purpledrake

    purpledrake No Pretensions

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    Hey Flying Wombat,

    Thanks for the notes. My real issue is to squeeze more wattage out of the system, to power heated gear. IF I had more capacity after that, I might add a 12V adapter plug (for cell phone and/or GPS charger), but that would really be on the long term fantasy list. And, in addition, I do want to dump the steel cage stock headlight assembly (to lighten up, and to get more lumens). I don't need to change the Reg/Rec for the relocation effect (the stock unit fits just fine under the Clarke 4.7-gallon unit).

    My older XL250's used to have On/Off switches for the headlights, but the constant ON suits me just fine.

    At the end of the day, maybe I don't need to swap out the Reg/Rec???

    Spud, where are you with advice when we need you??

    PD