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I need a new regulator!!

OK....so it seems like I can never just take the bike for a ride without something else dying...... today it was the r/r.

The connector on the r/r was somewhat melted and ugly. I pulled the r/r and performed the resistance test from the manual and it failed...open where it should have some resistance.

So....the question is where do you think I should buy one from (I would rather buy new from a website rather than ebay) and what model do you suggest? I assume there is a better alternative to the stock unit. I'm not scared to do a little soldering/wiring mods if needed....
Please advise!
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OK....so it seems like I can never just take the bike for a ride without something else dying...... today it was the r/r.

The connector on the r/r was somewhat melted and ugly. I pulled the r/r and performed the resistance test from the manual and it failed...open where it should have some resistance.

So....the question is where do you think I should buy one from (I would rather buy new from a website rather than ebay) and what model do you suggest? I assume there is a better alternative to the stock unit. I'm not scared to do a little soldering/wiring mods if needed....
Please advise!
read this thread it is about ,what seems to be a lit better regulator than ours is stock.you need to rewire the headlight ,though it will charge at lower rpm's and run cooler also according to a couple of the guys on here that have swapped for the newer style r/r. https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14928




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Dariv, I have a new Rick's R/R for $75, shipped. In looking at your signature line, it doesn't appear that you've relocated yours yet? Probably the first order of business, regardless of whether you go with the type Denny mentions or something a little closer to stock.

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Dariv, I have a new Rick's R/R for $75, shipped. In looking at your signature line, it doesn't appear that you've relocated yours yet? Probably the first order of business, regardless of whether you go with the type Denny mentions or something a little closer to stock.

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Good point, it definitely gets it away from other heat sources and the bottom of the battery, a sure fire place for corrosion if you do not keep a close eye on it.




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I have no goat belly, so there is plenty of air flow around the r/r.....
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I did the conversion as mentioned in the thread and the charge seems very steady. I also have a spare Ricks RR if anyone is looking for one.

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Yeah the connection gets a lot of heat and if the battery leaks the acid runs down onto the r/r connections. With these factors corosion sets in and if not checked it will toast the r/r and connector. Mine was so bad that I had to get another wiring harness that had a good r/r connector and replaced it. If you do this put the dielectric grease to it and any time you have the side cover off take a look at it. Plus if you have the belly off and get a MF battery will help too.

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