Originally Posted by rockt
Thanks for your input Greg. You look at both sides and that's good.
Even though our hypothetical GS owner is electrically clueless, I happen to know for a fact that he would never take a bike to a dealer 'cause he would want to figure it out and be able to trust the work. Does this change your recommendations?
Also, would mounting the reg./rec. where it gets lots of airflow decrease the odds of it failing and causing the stator windings to overheat?
If airflow and overheating is the issue, have a look at the Lima Controller that is mounted where the regulator. This controller does away with both the regulator and diode board.
This controller can be found at the Silent Hektik site which is linked from my page.