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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 09-21-2006, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Iím in the process of rebuilding an í86 VN750, and Iím currently looking at relocating the R/R. Iím replacing the stator and regulator/rectifier, but Iíve noticed that one of the poles in the 6 pole connector to the R/R is pretty burnt, and will need to be replaced. Itís the connector with the white wire running from it. The wire insulation hasnít melted, but itís a bit charred looking.
Can anyone shed any light on why only the white wire has gotten hot enough to blacken the insulation, and should I be concerned about wiring damage elsewhere that has been caused by this? Iíve looked at the other connectors, (junction box, ignitor box etc...), and they all seem to be in good shape.

Also, has anyone had any issues with excessive heat on the passengerís leg from relocating the R/R next to the left hand passenger footpeg? Iím considering relocating it to under the rear guard. The plastic cover, behind the battery box, that attaches the rear fender to the frame looks like a convenient and tidy place to mount the R/R. Iím thinking that it should get sufficient airflow around it in this position, (my í05 Z750 has the R/R mounted in the same place), and will be fairly tucked away out of sight. Has anyone else tried this?

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i dont think anyone has tried in that location before. As far as your wire issue goes. it got hot because the wires that run the bike are a tad below what should have been used, and corrosion is like a resistor burning juice as heat. What i would do if i were you is solder your connections and seal it. while your in there, i would also do a dielectric grease application on all connections.

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Thanks for the tip Hizzo3.
Putting dielectric grease on all the connectors is now on the 'to do' list.

I'm actually just getting my stator rewound, not replacing it with a new one. The Kawasaki mechanic recommended it as an easier and cheaper option, and the stator didn't look too bad anyway.

It's probably worth me mentioning with regards to the R/R reposition, that I plan to install aftermarket mufflers on the bike too, so there'll be no goat's belly to genereate excess heat for the electrics.
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One of our other members here repositioned his R/R behind the right cover as well. The pics are in the gallery.

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Just make sure that wherever you put it, it gets lots of air flow. With mine on the side, it still gets "untouchable" when I ride it in 90 degree heat.

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Ozkaw, you need a teeth brush...

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I think it was KnifeMaker who had a pic of the optimum placement point for the R/R.
It was on a pole (No, not a poll or pool !) behind the seat, about 3 feet above the highest part of the backrest.
And, just to avoid confusion, it was as a joke ! (but it would get great air flow there !!!)


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well later on i plan to rewire the whole r/r, and plan to move it to the top of the radiator and run the wires under the tank. simmilar placement as the old triump's zener diode. just instead of on the forks (think the turning will add to a broken wire) and just put it on the top of the radiator shroud.

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good place for it, I was looking at the 2000's and they are mounted in front below the radiator
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Kanclerz was the one who put his under the right side plastic cover.

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