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Well i had been riding my bike to my classes about 45 mins away, twice it didnt start. Relocated the R/R to the normal location and got a voltmeter on it today... Started it up and put it on high choke and the R/R was putting out 13.5, went for alittle drive and when i got back put the voltmeter on it again and its was only putting out 11.5. Already have a Ricks R/R on the way, cant wait to be able to start it after a stop.

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Well i had been riding my bike to my classes about 45 mins away, twice it didnt start. Relocated the R/R to the normal location and got a voltmeter on it today... Started it up and put it on high choke and the R/R was putting out 13.5, went for alittle drive and when i got back put the voltmeter on it again and its was only putting out 11.5. Already have a Ricks R/R on the way, cant wait to be able to start it after a stop.

Thanks for the great info on here
Have you seen the writeup of the install of a Shindigen mosfet r/r.
It is not quite as simple as the plug and play install of and OEM or Ricks r/r, but it appears quite doable by most riders.
The advantage is that it charges at 14.x volts even when idling.

Here is the write-up transcribed over onto the Scribed site:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/32290153/S...tifier-Install

According to many who have bought them, Ricks stators and r/r seem to have dropped in quality in recent years.
May be due to cheap Chinese imports.

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1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady" or "Bad Girl"?
Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


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i read about those but couldnt find where to buy one, and i thought i read some good stuff about the Ricks... have a link to the shindigen?
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i read about those but couldnt find where to buy one, and i thought i read some good stuff about the Ricks...

have a link to the shindigen?
I think this is the link from the original writup here on this site:
http://roadstercycle.com/

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1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady" or "Bad Girl"?
Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


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I think this is the link from the original writup here on this site:
http://roadstercycle.com/
sweet, he has that link on the ebay page but sells it cheaper on ebay
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Can't go wrong with the MOSFET. That is a great price. Just make sure to buy the kit. Really easy to install. Don't know about the Ricks R/R but I've got a stator they are about to get it back. Pulled it Saturday. 2 months old and the wiring (3 leads)at the stator melted togather cause it is undersized and has a cheap covering.

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Can't go wrong with the MOSFET. That is a great price. Just make sure to buy the kit. Really easy to install. Don't know about the Ricks R/R but I've got a stator they are about to get back. Pulled it Saturday. 2 months old and the wiring at the stator melted togather cause it is undersized and has a cheap covering.
Do you still have the OEM Kawi stator core to send to Tim Parrott (TPE) for rewinding?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/motor...Q5fAccessories

This is a great price. I phoned a local rewind shop to get a ballpark estimate just to compare, and got a price of $200+ to rewind a vn750 stator here.

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Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


TOP TEN THINGS A NEW RIDER/OWNER SHOULD DO. Click on link.
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I sent the original Kawasaki stator to TPE for rebuild. Should be back here today. He is only 130 mile or so from my home. His service is $4 cheaper if you go to his web site instead of ebay. He was sopposed to make the 3 leads longer so they would reach the r/r without a splice in them. Maybe he did.

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