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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-16-2012, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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Help! Universal Regulator/rectifier

I have just received a SHINDENGEN MOSFET FH020AA universal R/R in the mail today and upon inspection I have found that I may have made a mistake. The unit has only two "output" posts. The stock one has 3 posts....what?!

I purchased this one because it says it is the replacement for the shindegen one talked about on these threads. If anyone has any advice, it would be much appreciated.
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Here is a link to installation instructions :
http://www.scribd.com/doc/32290153/S...tifier-Install

slimvulcanrider knows more about the mosfet r/r than I do.
He will spot this thread soon I`m sure. Good luck with the change out of the r/r.

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If it is infact the Updated version, I don't know. But if it is.. you will still need to make the adapter to adapt the FH020A R/R to the stock VN wiring harness.

Furukawa QLW .250" Connectors for FH012, FH011, FH010, FH009

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6-pin OLD STYLE Connector Set 1/4 Part #: ES130


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Ok, so I can just leave the brown wire disconnected?
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yup.. just leave it disconnected... only if you make a wiring harness adapter as I have it drawn up... otherwise you need to cap it off, as it is a hot wire.
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slim, why do you prefer not to bypass the stock harness?

The less wire, the better imo. Go direct, and just splice in the headlight relay. Simple, and gets old/small wiring out of the way.

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thtanner...I see your point, but I am old school sometimes and like Slim, I would prefer to utilize the harness as long as it is working fine.

IMO there are some advantages like being able to return it to stock if desired. The other thing I try to consider is that if some day the bike is sold (or I just forgot what I modified years prior), it just seems easier for the next owner (or an older me) to decipher what is going on.

The bottom line ..... it is just a matter of preference I guess....there is no wrong or right way to do it other than personal preferences.

As long as the OP knows he has options, then he can decide for himself.
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It runs! Thanks all. Finally took it for a ride!
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My reason is just as kcdgg points out.. also IF there is ever any other electrical problem it is easier to pin point if the stock wiring is used. Although... I do not practice what I preach. I don't have a JB, Stock Ignigtor, Coils, or Stock Wiring Harness. In fact I don't think I have a single piece of the original electrical system on my bike. The pick-up coils are aftermarket, as with the headlight, ignition switch, starter, turn signals, tail/brake light, gauges. I think the only three pieces of stock electrical parts on my bike are the temp sensor, fan switch and the fuel sending unit. I am racking my brain and can't think of any part of the electrical system that I haven't touched and upgraded to my needs.

Now I know my system isn't for every one... so I show the easy no brainer way to wire the Shidegen R/R in such a way that even a "Campbell" (the most incompetent mechanic I have ever run a crossed) can hook it up with out any hick-ups and every thing works as its supposed to... Besides, I also like a nice clean wiring harness. and having a piece of the harness dangling for no reason drives me nuts. So my OCD kicks in and I have to trace out all the "unused" wires and cut them out of the system.
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