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Old 12-14-2011, 09:35 AM   #119
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I'm confused vtbob.

I've only ever heard of 3 regulators failing on one of these bikes, this thread is about stator failures. As to the failure modes of FET versus SCR, same experience here, but the SCR doesn't fail closed for very long as it burns up. In any case, failing open is the worst possible outcome, once open nothing shunts current to ground, voltages go through the roof, all lights burn out, then all 7 of the onboard ECU's.

There is some interest in a series regulator rather then the parallel one that comes stock, but the difference between SCR or FET in either one has nothing to do with reliability.

What is your thinking on a FET R/R making your bike more prepared for a trip?
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