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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-07-2011, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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I have been looking around for a good place to buy a R/R - mine went out - fortunately did not fry the stator - however - my favorite places to buy parts here in Atlanta have closed down - any ideas on where to buy a good, non electrosport R/R ?

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I found a place online called regulatorrectifier.com
has anyone here ordered through them?

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You can find a few on eBay...just not sure which ones are worth it. I would like to know which ones people are using as a replacement since I am considering relocating mine before it causes an issue. I know some talk about switching out to a mosfet version.
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I still have my origional from my mosfet switch. You could have it for $25 shipped if you want it. PM me if your interested.
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Thanks - I wish I had seen this 10 mins ago - I just ordered a new one from Regulatorrectifier.com for 100 bucks. I appreciate it though :0)

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For $100 I hope you got a Mosfet! The kits I've seen are $125. Here's to hoping you got a good deal.
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Both are fine replacements but if your willing to spend $100 why not go Mosfet?
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The R/R came today - supposed to be OEM - it says tour max on the box - made in Japan - would have thought it would have had a KAWI logo somewhere on the box but - we will see. I am going to put it on tomorrow and check the numbers - then figure out how to do a metering thing on the bike so that I can keep an eye on the whole system.

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If it says made in Japan it is probably ok. It's the stuff made in third world countries, like mainland China, that you have to worry about. I would have gotten one from Ricks Motorsports. I don't see the benefit to a metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor R/R. I have 150,000 miles on stock Kawasaki ones, in their original location, without problems.

I definitely understand the spline problem and the acct problem, having had to deal with both those. But the old fashioned electrics on the Vulcan 750 have proven utterly reliable, I have never had a stator or R/R go bad. It's still a bad design, because the stator output is not controlled, but it works because the stator has such a low output.

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