Couple of questions..
First.. You do have a maintenace free battery so you don't have to worry about battery acid spills, right?
Secondly.. One of the purposes of moving the R/R is to get more air movement around it, it's away from the heat source, but are you getting more air there? How long have you run the bike with the side cover (plastic) on with the R/R there?
In my opinion acid split is dangerous for
both regulator positions. But I suggest
using much longer elastic pipe for accumulator.
I was riding with such an instalation for about
5 kkm and on very hot days. I didn't have any
problems with regulator overheating. Plastic cover
on the left side is not covering the left side of
the bike. Air could ventilate regulator as well
as in original position. That's what i think
I'm glad Dianna said something. Don't put that side cover back on until you move it to an area where air flows over it. A lot of other models of bikes that I have seen have the r/r on the outside from the factory. I know that where mine is, it gets hot to the touch even with 70mph wind blowing over it.
I think you're on the right tractk. Last night, I dug my r/r out and relocated it to the same place. However, I took one of it's mounting holes and bored it out slightly with my portable drill, so that the side cover shoulder screw could go thru it. Then I sawed a bit of the "channel" that the screw goes thru off, so that I'd have sufficient thread to mount the side cover, with the r/r mounted on the screw between the side cover and the frame (sorry, no photos yet). Lastly, I drilled four 3/16" holes in the front of the side cover, and on the back of the side cover (barely noticeable, unless you look close, and then they look sort of cool in my opinion), to assure better airflow. Don't know how well this will work; I only did it yesterday, and no, I haven't had any r/r problems, but I wanna get my '01 in primo condition, so I'm reading others' posts daily, and acting on some.
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