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Ha ha ha! Nice one KM. Not on my bike though -homey don't play dat!

I guess I was more curious about the "sensitive female types", if ya know what I mean ; )


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Right on. Yeah, I guess I wasn't even thinking of the fact that there are (at least) 2 other large, shiny things that one can burn themselves on while riding on the back if not careful! Lol

Thanks KM.

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I found this sticky topic to be extremely useful, and ended up replicating it almost completely. I differ in that I didn't drill out the bolts, I found it pretty simple to be able to access the bolts holding it in. I also painted mine a little bit so it's more flair than just a metal thing exposed on the frame. My bike is a 1990 and the paint scheme is Black/Red and I matched the color pretty well. This was an easy mod, got all the parts I needed, except for the new regulator, for under $10 bucks. The regulator I bought came out to $70 though :/.

I find the mount to be very stable, haven't been able to ride it alot so I can't tell you if it gets noticeably hot... And I did put dielectric grease on the connections.

Here's a picture of how it all came out:
 

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I found this sticky topic to be extremely useful, and ended up replicating it almost completely. I differ in that I didn't drill out the bolts, I found it pretty simple to be able to access the bolts holding it in. I also painted mine a little bit so it's more flair than just a metal thing exposed on the frame. My bike is a 1990 and the paint scheme is Black/Red and I matched the color pretty well. This was an easy mod, got all the parts I needed, except for the new regulator, for under $10 bucks. The regulator I bought came out to $70 though :/.

I find the mount to be very stable, haven't been able to ride it alot so I can't tell you if it gets noticeably hot... And I did put dielectric grease on the connections.

Here's a picture of how it all came out:
Look's Good !

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Different Rectifer location

Since I ride double a lot (no burned passenger legs required) and prefer a clean look I mounted my rectifer in a slightly different location. I was tinkering on the bike today and decided to "check out" how I was going to relocate my rectifier. Instead of putting it out where the wires were so exposed above the left passenger footpeg where it showed and the wires could be hit with an erant shoe I instead decided to mount it on the back (inside) of the plastic side plate using Scotch double stick outdoor foam tape (HomeDepot in the paint section). If it doesn't hold I'll update this post but it seems pretty secure and at least it's no longer above the goats belly heat. Maybe not as much airflow as where most people put it but still a lot cooler location.

On a seperate but related note on my '03 instead of Kawasaki simply welding studs to the bottom of the battery box there are 2 welded nuts so I had to unbolt them from below using a 10mm socket after loosening the battery box (ended up removing 3 of the 4 battery box bolts from the frame to allow room for the 1/4" socket wrench to fit)(and the top fuse box bolt).

Job took about 15 minutes.
 

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My 99 had similar nuts. I removed all 4 bolts on the battery box, unplugged the right rear spark plug wire, and lifted and twisted the battery box so I could get to the bolts. No problem removing them.

I'm interested in how mounting it in the inside cover like that works for you. For now I'm mounting mine on the side over the passenger peg. I figure she wears boots anyway and the exhaust is more likely to get her than the R/R. But it would always be nice to be able to hide it.
 

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Deviate, The double stick tape wouldn't hold well (after a few short rides) to the inside of the cover although it sticks great to the rectifier so.... I got some "Goop" (Home Depot in the paint section) and glued the bottom of the double stick tape to the cover. Works well after 500 miles. If I need to replace the rectifier (hopefully never) the double stick tape will make it a bit easier to remove it using a knife.
 

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If I were to relocate my r/r, id prolly move it to the front or behind the radiator similar to how the 900 is set up. Kinda dumb to have hot electronics sit in an area constantly exposed to more heat (unless degoated).
 

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I agree that up front would be a good location but I'm too lazy to extend the wires and run them under the tank.
 

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DO I need?

I just bought an 05 750 and was wondering if they ever fixed the issue with this or should I do this mod as well?
 

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No, it wasn't changed.

I bent up a bracket from an aluminum frying pan and put the R/R behind the left side cover. Got the MOSFET kit from Roadstercycle.

Plan to post the template for the bracket, but it's really simple to do.
 

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No, it wasn't changed.

I bent up a bracket from an aluminum frying pan and put the R/R behind the left side cover. Got the MOSFET kit from Roadstercycle.

Plan to post the template for the bracket, but it's really simple to do.
Those kits look super easy to install. Do they prevent the stator from dying?
 

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Don't know about prevention, but the MOSFET handles the excess current better than the stock R/R.

They are really simple, three wires from the stator on one plug, a hot and ground to the battery from the second plug with a maxi fuse or circuit breaker inline of the hot wire. And splice the headlight trigger to one stator lead. Diagram is on the Roadstercycle website. http://roadstercycle.com/Easy Mosfet Install.htm

Jack is a good dude to work with. When I talked to him about the trouble I ran in to, and the few month delay in getting the R/R installed, he was real helpful, offered to take the R/R back for testing and said he'd honor the warranty starting with when I actually get it going.

What happened... I checked the stator several times to be sure of what I needed. Stock R/R was toast, stator checked good. Installed MOSFET, then the stator was suddenly shorted to ground on all three legs. They have to fail some time, just a coincidence that it failed when it did.
 

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Don't know about prevention, but the MOSFET handles the excess current better than the stock R/R.

They are really simple, three wires from the stator on one plug, a hot and ground to the battery from the second plug with a maxi fuse or circuit breaker inline of the hot wire. And splice the headlight trigger to one stator lead. Diagram is on the Roadstercycle website. http://roadstercycle.com/Easy Mosfet Install.htm

Jack is a good dude to work with. When I talked to him about the trouble I ran in to, and the few month delay in getting the R/R installed, he was real helpful, offered to take the R/R back for testing and said he'd honor the warranty starting with when I actually get it going.

What happened... I checked the stator several times to be sure of what I needed. Stock R/R was toast, stator checked good. Installed MOSFET, then the stator was suddenly shorted to ground on all three legs. They have to fail some time, just a coincidence that it failed when it did.
Hey, just what I need, another excuse to exercise my extended warranty!
 

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89 VN750 restore help !!!!!!!!!!

Hi, I just got an 89 vn 750 for my wife, it's a bit of a train wreck, I was told that since the r/r wires were cut and a different one was installed that the bike may not start or may discharge, could someone pleeeeeeease help, thank you.:confused:
 

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Hi, I just got an 89 vn 750 for my wife, it's a bit of a train wreck, I was told that since the r/r wires were cut and a different one was installed that the bike may not start or may discharge, could someone pleeeeeeease help, thank you.:confused:
Start a new thread on this. Please take pictures of the affected areas so we can get a good idea of what is going on.
 
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