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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-24-2008, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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Plastic connector for Rectifier Regulator

The plastic connector that plugs into the R/R on my bike has been melted away by battery acid and I assume it would be a good idea to replace so nothing gets shorted out.

Does anyone know where I can get one of these molex style connectors?
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R U sure it's not due to heat?

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In the past I have just clipped off the plug (noting which wire goes where) and replace the ends with spade connectors. Doesn't look quite as nice but I'm more for the function.

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Honestly I'm not sure if it's from heat or the acid... but the connectors are corroding and there was battery acid all over them, so I just assumed that the acid had something to do with it.

The bike had the goats belly on it, but I just put on Vance and Hines pipes so I should not have to relocate the R/R right?
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Acid usually doesn't bother plastic That's why the battery cases are plastic. But heat does. Whether from the goat belly or short in the wire.

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The only place I have been able to find the connectors is at Electrosport.com. Look in the Street bike section, then under Accessories. THey have a connections and wiring section. I recommend moving your R/R from the stock location to a plate on the left side of the frame behind the left cover plate next to the rear wheel. Good luck.

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I recommend moving your R/R from the stock location to a plate on the left side of the frame behind the left cover plate next to the rear wheel. Good luck.
You recommend this even though the only heat effecting it is from itself?
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Yeah... Funny. If the R&R is remaining & the exhaust moved. The R&R should be fine. But moving the R&R to the side makes it even more effective. The wind on long rides would help keep it cool.
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It will prevent acid from getting on it and corroding the connectors which could have contributed to the heat. With corroded connections, resistance goes up and so does the heat generated by them. This alone could account for the burnt connector. Besides, it makes the R/R that much easier to get to and only takes about 20 minutes to do once you have all the materials.

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You recommend this even though the only heat effecting it is from itself?
After my r/r went, I became obsessed (for awhile) with seeing where they're placed on other bikes. Most often they seem to be located on the lower front of the bike where they can get a full blast of air. Given that the charging system is a weak point on the 750s, relocating - even on a degoated bike - is good preventive maintenance (and one of the few cheap fixes!!).

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