SH775 and new TPE Stator Followup
Back in September of last year, I was attempting to do my homework prior to feeding my wife's '06 VN750 another stator. Long story short, I *did* end up buying a SH775 series R/R, and paired it with a TPE stator using Tim's newly-available (at the time) high-temperature wire. Thought was to use a series R/R to minimize the heat generated by the stator, and to make the stator as bullet-proof as possible.
With a fully-charged AGM battery, the charging system maintains a rock-solid 13.1V as measured across the battery at pretty much all engine speeds. I see occasional excursions to 13.3V, and expect I'll see a drop into the mid-12V range when the cooling fan switches on, but neither the high-beam nor turn signals at idle cause even a slight dip.
Admittedly, I'm surprised the new regulator is regulating as precisely as it seems to be doing. Throttle blips don't elicit even a momentary spike before the regulator clamps it: very impressive.
Going to have to wait until summer gets here for a proper heat test, but we're already in the 80's here in San Antonio, and the engine seems to be taking a bit longer to reach operating temperature. Definitely a good sign.
Will keep y'all posted... For now, anyway, hat's off to Tim and Shindengen. Maybe my favorite stator-eater has finally been sated.