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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-25-2010, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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r/r?

The r/r was replaced on my vn almost a year ago. when i checked my bike the other day for voltage it was 12.9 at idle and went to almost 16 at 4k rpm. i have not relocated the r/r so it is still in the oven the stator was replaced at the same time.
now what prompted the check was i was riding home the other night and the lights started acting funny typical rlu stuff so i cleaned all connections in hi/lo switch ect. ect. so i guess my question is would anyone know would a fualty rlu cuase a bad voltage reading? or am i looking at replacing my r/r again.
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The RLU isn't going to cause High Voltage readings at 4000 rpm... and 12.9 at idle is a little low... I would say its the R/R not working right.
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12.9v is fine @ idle but as Slim said 16.0 is a problem, the lights are acting funny because of an over volt. It can burn out all your lamps. If your R/R was not a factory unit then there is your problem. All aftermarket R/R's are from China, not Japan.


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Before buying a new r/r, measure the voltage between the white and black/yellow wires at the r/r. If it is too high there too, then buy a new one.
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so if aftermarket r/r's are from china where do i find the one i need?
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Tim offer's an American made one. Or you can make yourself one.
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i saw your post on making one but how do you put it all together after you get the parts


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Get the parts then send me a PM, and I will talk you through it... It is fairly easy to talk your through the steps, a lot harder to draw a diagram that would make it plug and play. When getting the parts, make sure to get a R/R connector from HERE, and get the stock Ford VR connector at the parts store... it will make wiring this up a direct plug and play and very simple.
I will go back to my other post and put together the parts list for an easy reference.
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