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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-06-2009, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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What is the R/R

Is that the rectifier and why is nearly everyone relocating it ? Bring me up to speed,
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The regulator/rectifier converts the electricty from the stator from AC current to DC current. The reason people relocate it is because it gets very hot in the factory location, which is directly above the crossover/pre-exhaust/goat's belly, and directly below the battery. That spot get extremely warm and the heat causes the R/R to burn out prematurely. By moving it to the left side of the bike, it is out in the open and gets to breathe, and stay cool. There are few different methods of mounting. I used Fergy's method which is outlined here. http://pages.tstar.net/~fergy/writeu..._relocate.html
It was the easiest and cheapest. I also cleaned up the R/R and spray painted it flat black. Becareful with the plastic wiring connectors, they can be brittle.

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Very well answered, THANK YOU. I pick up my (new to me ) 05 model this Friday, and my first task will be the R/R relocation.

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Next investigate the spline lube. I haven't done it on mine yet but it sounds like another urgent task.
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yeah that's pretty easy too
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I hope it's easy. Is there a good thread somewhere with step by step pics of the process? I'm a newb and reading the descriptions I've been able to pull up don't sound all that easy to me. Maybe because the terminology is unfamiliar.
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I hope it's easy. Is there a good thread somewhere with step by step pics of the process? I'm a newb and reading the descriptions I've been able to pull up don't sound all that easy to me. Maybe because the terminology is unfamiliar.
Find a post by fergy. He's got a great write up with pictures in his signature. Makes it straight forward and as simple as it can be. Be sure to use high moly grease or you're wasting your time.

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Next investigate the spline lube. I haven't done it on mine yet but it sounds like another urgent task.
it's very easy to do. also a good time to replace the rear tire while you have it off! that's if you need a new rear tire.
Fergy did a great step by step (with pitures too) write up on lubing the splines!
sorry I don't know the link right off hand. you can try doing a search on "spline lub"
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Welcome, waggy, to the Vulcan madness. Congrats on picking one of the best cruisers around. There is a thread on the general discussion forum about the top ten things a new owner/rider should do for himself and to the bike. I`ll bump it back to the top, because I still don`t know how to make a link from this post. Enjoy your second childhood along with a bunch of us here, and keep the rubber on the road.

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TOP TEN THINGS A NEW RIDER/OWNER SHOULD DO. Click on link.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/11-vn750-general-discussion/9127-top-ten-items-you-would-suggest-new-owner-do-his-new-ride.html
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