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I sure know the feelin!
Twice it happened to me--sitting along side a country road--before I finally got a stator that was put together right, and voltage meter and a good Yuasa service-free battery and wired the RR up right.
When you get it back from the shop, take the time to stick that RR unit up front where the wind can get to it!!! However you can wire it and rig it up, do it!
I spliced in larger gauge wires so they don't heat up and overload the stator.
Another thing I did was to put an oil cooler on my bike. Since the oil is what keeps the stator cooled, extra hot oil on an extra hot day sitting in traffic just sets you up for another burnt stator.
And if you leave that RR unit under the battery, you'll burn it up, along with the stator.
The oil cooler?
Somebody might want to know, so I'll make it brief...
A small Jagg cooler mounted on the "engine guard" (or whatever that silly pipe thing is that I bought for a hundred dollars a few years ago).
Of course I had to have an adapter to hook the cooler hoses up to, so I ordered one that fits a Harley. Then I had a machine shop guy make a little thin plate out of stainless steel to adapt from the Kawi oil filter mount to the Harley-type oil cooler adapter. (A bit over $200 for the plate.) Been running it for a year now and seems to be just fine.
Anyway, get that RR out of the heat. Get it up front. (I had mine on the side for awhile, but it still stayed pretty hot there.)