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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-14-2009, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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R/R Relocation

One of the first jobs I want to carry out is the relocation of the reg/rectifier. I have read a lot of advice on how this is carried out and understand the reasons for it.

But has anyone come up with the definitive answer as to whether or not to paint it?
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That is one of those personal opinion things, I think that it is going to be that much cooler the paint holding in heat is negligable.

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There was a discussion on just this subject a while back. Like almost anything, there were a variety of opinions, but I think it boiled down to the paint having little, if any, affect. Personally, if I wanted to paint it, I would.

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There was a discussion on just this subject a while back. Like almost anything, there were a variety of opinions, but I think it boiled down to the paint having little, if any, affect. Personally, if I wanted to paint it, I would.
I was part of that discussion. What it boiled down to was, clean it as best you can of dirt and acid stains with a wire brush; benchmounted, dremel tool and/or hand held. Buff it if you like. If it`s pretty enough to suit you, mount it. If not, shoot on a couple of light coats of high heat resistant paint. It is probably most efficient bare, but a little paint won`t hurt much. You don`t want gobs and paint runs on it though.

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I put some paint on mine early last year, and then rode a bunch of miles since. My bike has not burst into flames, crashed, burnt any wires, blown any fuses, over heated, under heated, char-b-qued, electro-statically discharged, melted, cooked, burped, farted, or even smelled funny since.

My carbs give me fits, but I suspect that's simply due to the choice of color I used...but who the hell knows, ya know?

Mine looked worse than dog poo when I pulled it out from under the battery box, but it worked fine, (and still does-knock wood) Cleaning wasn't enough, but a little paint and it blends right in. One of my buddy's thought it was from the factory.

If the paint helps keep the thing warm, then having it exposed to more air flow should help balance that out.

Now, just wait for it.....
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I de-goated and installed a MF battery, hence, no need to relocate the R&R so I have avoided the paint or not to paint fued that would have been going on in my head. ...Just kidding

...if you remove the reason to relocate then there is no need to do it at all.

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..if you remove the reason to relocate then there is no need to do it at all.[/QUOTE]


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