Regulator/Rectifier - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
Where does this wire go?
Includes Electrical mods, Lights, Stator,
Rectifier, Diagrams, etc

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-23-2008, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Oahu, HI.
Posts: 114
iTrader: (0)
Question Regulator/Rectifier

Hello, Last WED when I left a shopping center the bike stalled in 1st gear. Started her up again and noticed white smoke coming from under the bike. Turned bike off and checked - did not see anything so started her again and noticed the smoke appeared to be from the regulator area. Was able to ride home (short distance) and luckily I had just recently received Bulldgog's relocation kit (great quality) and was planning to buy a new regulator this payday and install that on the side of the bike and just leave the old one under the battery case as a back up. Seems I waited a week to long now. So anyways I got a replacement regulator and installed on the side of the bike but now when I try to start the bike I get a clicking sound from the starter relay area (I think). I don't have any electrical testers - maybe I should think about buying one now. Anybody have this sort of problem after their regulator burned out? Took the battery (sealed) to shop and checked out ok. Any suggestions appreciated and sorry for the long msg.
Thank you...

Mike B.
MIKES86VULCAN is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-23-2008, 03:28 PM
Members who have donated towards server costs
Elemental's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 136
iTrader: (1)
The battery is fully charged?

Get one. If you cant afford it..>Well, I dont know what tell ya.

I would check for the voltage at the starter and the voltage at the battery while tryign to crank. They should be pretty close (.1 or less difference) If there is more of a difference then .1 or so, you ahve a voltage drop on the wiring/connections.

1990 Vulcan
Saturn Plum/55 Tbird red.
Accel Coils.Mangacore wires.Corbin Seat.
Cobra exhaust.Jetted to 1.1 lamda.
Wide levers,cushy grips, All steel lines....
Actually, I've changed more stuff then I can remember.
Elemental is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-23-2008, 03:54 PM
Senior Member
BigT's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 236
iTrader: (1)
Did the smoke smell like something electrical?

I would start with checking your ground connection, the wires coming from your stator and anywhere else you can think of where a wire could've shorted out or burned through. My guess is that the smoke was something electrical and that's keeping you from getting juice from your battery to the starter, assuming that your battery is fully charged.

Multimeters are fairly cheap at walmart and there's a fault finding diagram somewehere. I'll see if I can find the link and post it for you.

Found it:

I smile 'cause I don't know what the h*ll is going on.

Last edited by BigT; 04-23-2008 at 04:01 PM.
BigT is offline  
Sponsored Links


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome