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  1. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Interesting. Pre-emptively, because you can, or because your usual methodical & scientific approach indicated you should? what were the tangible benefits, if any - or was it solely for peace of mind?
  2. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    The MOSFET RR is a bit more efficient and handles the extra output from the stator, the stocker is marginal at best without the upgraded stator.

    The upgraded stator means I can run everything at night without issue, so peace of mind as much as anything else. I run a volt meter full time to keep an eye on it all. I also have smaller than stock capacity lithium batteries, so need to keep them full.
  3. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Can you recall which Mosfet RR you used?
    On several bikes - and now including the DRs - I have used Eclipse LED voltmeters - utterly brilliant bit of kit:
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    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    cheapest ones on ebay on the day from China
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  5. Halifax614

    Halifax614 Misadventurer

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    Precis:- All of what BD says is the way to go.
    A full time voltmeter on the bike is a 'must have' IMO as then you can see exactly what is going on with the elec. system, especially if you are running high current options such as grip heaters & so on. It might be useful for you to check the difference in the workshop (with a good DMM) between battery volts & that at any added high current options fitted, with the bike running of course.
    For your interest, both my Yamaha XT250 & a previous Hinckley Triumph T100 showed approx. 2 volt loss of electrons from battery forward to headlight. Both were fixed in the manner described earlier. The Trumpy had another issue with a 1v drop to & from the R/R which is mounted up at the front forks for cooling; doubling-up the + & - R/R wiring on that one worked wonders on the battery charging voltage too. Rarely above 13v prior; above 14v subsequently.
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  6. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    First fail to proceed on the DR in 11years,pretty good!Sorted now!:D
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  7. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Did your dad manage to fix it? What was the problem?
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    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    Just needed a bit of Jerry rigging of the fuel supply:-)
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  9. Woody2627

    Woody2627 Grey Wobbler

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    Should keep the magpies off it too Dave :jack
  10. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    fuck woody I nealry choked
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  11. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    So self induced?
  12. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    Good to see you're still riding and not tied down doing reno's Dave:thumb.
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  13. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    Had a great week with the scrappers!
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  14. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Rear shock removal & replacement: piece of cake, or PITA? Roughly how long should it take, what needs to come off? Airbox? Battery? Headlamp? (No, hang on - that's BMW, isn't it...?)
  15. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    3 options:
    1. remove airbox and then remove the shock that way via the LHS
    2. remove exhaust and remove the shock up and via the RHS
    3. remove the rear wheel and drop the shock out underneath
    I've mostly done it via #2, but #3 of late, much the same time wise, but now no choice with my frame upgrades to use #3. I reckon removing the airbox first is more work than necessary, but others prefer to do it this way.
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  16. leighwgold

    leighwgold Ph.D. of B.S. Supporter

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    I use #3 but I have removed side covers, seat and tank too, usually to do other stuff as well.
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  17. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    #3 for me as well! With all the mods to mine only option time wise!
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    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    #3 also makes it easy to then remove the swingarm to lube the pivot bearing too.
  19. dmsantam

    dmsantam DR and FZ1 rider

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    always #3 for me. piece of cake.
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  20. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Here's why I asked (since no-one asked...) 20191011_123933.jpg
    Yes, I know I need to vacuum the carpet. Someday....