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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-25-2012, 02:14 AM Thread Starter
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Voltage Regulator

Does anyone know where I can get an inexpensive, new, Voltage Regulator for my '92? Emphasis on the inexpensive aspect.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-25-2012, 02:46 AM
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I would get a used one from eBay from a VN750 or Ninja 600. Just look at them to verify for yourself depending on the Ninja's year. Mine was $16 of a 90s Ninja 600, and is working great!

Edit: This suggestion is due to you wanting "cheap", which I'll take as "inexpensive". Cheap would lean towards the Chinese R/R's off eBay that come bad, or fail quickly.

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This is what I replaced my OEM R/R with when my stator went out.
http://roadstercycle.com/Shindengen%...rade%20kit.htm

There is a little bit of wiring you would have to do if you go with this one. The 3 non-stator wires are cut from the original R/R connector and taped up, there not needed. Also I used the original stator wires from the R/R connector. If you were to bypass them and go right to the bullet connectors you would bypass a splice for the operation of the headlight relay. But overall it was really easy to install, bolted right up to where the old one went. Here is a link on how i did mine. https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthrea...osfett+install

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personally, i would go ifixf18s rout. I went through 4 eBay R/Rs two were new, and 2 were used. Then broke down and bought he Mosfet. best thing I ever did... Still need to get Tim to rewind my stator for extra amperage.
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@ thtanner, yea im looking for inexpensive oem or upgraded parts in going to avoid and chinese knockoff's
@ ifixf18s, thanks and is there really any real advantage to installing the mosfet over using a new oem part? im leaning towards the direction of your advice. i am a new vulcan owner, and i practically stole this bike of the previous owner so i have some wiggle room before it becomes more of a pain than its worth.
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Im currently not getting any voltage feeding back to the battery. which would indicate to me that the regulator is shot not necessarily the stator. is there a way i can test them out to make sure? i dont want to spend money where i dont have to.
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First.. the Mosfet R/R is a much superior R/R over stock, constant 14.5 Volts through the whole rpm range, runs cooler, and less susceptible to damage caused by failing stators.

Secondly to Trouble Shoot your charging system fallow this flow chart
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Thanks for all your help guys! Much Appreciated!
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I have a stock R/R that I recently replaced with the MOSFET unit that I would sell. It's off a 2005 bike and has 6,600 miles on it. It worked fine.

However, I would recommend that you follow the procedures to make sure that's the problem. These bikes and stators don't tend to get along...

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I decided that i am going to install the new mosfet r/r, i did some testing and found that the stator is shorted, so once i pull it im going to check the rotor and order everything that i'm going to need. Thanks alot everone! Huge help!
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