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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-14-2008, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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Relocating the R/R

Where is a good palce to relocae the R/R on the Bike. I am going to buy a New One and would like it to last.
Should it also be insulated ??

And with what, if yes???

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I located it just behind the left passenger footpeg. I purchased Bulldog's bracket, which he ships promptly, comes professionally packaged and with very clear, easy to understand, instructions including pictures. It was packaged better than a few commercial products I've ordered, I might add.

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No, youi should not insulate the R/R. That would defeat the purpose of moving it as it would retain the heat it generates. The R/R gets hot while the engine is running as that is how it dumps excess current.

There are several methods of moving the R/R. Some have moved it all the way forward under the radiator similar to the 900. Most use some form of mount to put it on the left side by the passenger peg. You can use Bulldog's bracket or you can manufacture your own. Some just use a U bolt, a metal strip, a couple of bolts, and some heat shrink to protect the frame from the U bolts. I made a platform from some scrap sheet metal, drilled holes at the proper spacing and then cut a couple of slots in it and attached the thing with cable ties so that it's easily removable. Not the most elegant solution, but my bike doesn't look elegant anyway. (Too many years in the Georgia/Texas sun,rain, salt air.) The choice is yours.

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I put together a simple pictorial on this mod, located in my signature, if you're interested.

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Spline Lube Procedure, with photos, R/R Relocation and Coil Mod
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Thanks and I will also put it behind the peg...
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Thanks for all the support guys, aprreciate it alot.
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Thanks for the link in your sig Fergy. Quite a few helpful tips there.
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As a newbie to the Vulcan i found the pics really useful,great illustrations

thanks fergy. sinbad
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You're welcome. I've gained a whole lot from this forum myself. It's always nice to give back.

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Fergy,

I noticed in your relay mod that your battery terminals are facing forward with the POS on the right. Did your vn750 come with arrangement or is that a mod?

My '01 came with the terminals facing aft and the POS on the right.

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