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Old 03-17-2011, 10:45 AM   #31
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And you don't suffer the summers that I do!
I'd die down there. I'm not very heat tolerant.

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I have my bike on high beam all day everyday I ride and I use an electric vest all the time. Heated grips? I don't care for them. Plus I know better than to run too much stuff.

The wiring in some of these photos speaks volumes to me!
I think the factory wiring is messy to start with. I'm picky about keeping things neat and orderly and it's hard to do when you have a bundle of wires splitting out all over the place under the main tube.

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A lot of people worry too much!

So long as the FINS are in the breeze, it'll be OK... and the installation doesn't look like a dogs dinner A little bit of juggling helps.

John
I'm leaning towards mounting the regulator just like you have yours. It will be close to the battery and it should be fairly easy to mount there. I will use the old VR mounting location for my additional fuse block so I can keep things neat (only really adding the GPS and one power point though I've considered adding lights since I'll have the power and sometimes ride in the dark where more light would be a big safety improvement).
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:52 AM   #32
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IMO, airhead wiring is MUCH better than most. Their only downfall was the junction board in the headlight. Personally, I prefer the airheads that never had that mess.
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:23 PM   #33
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I'm leaning towards mounting the regulator just like you have yours. It will be close to the battery and it should be fairly easy to mount there
I spoke to John Ryeski at Euromotoelectics and his reply was:

Yes - this is a good location for plenty of air flow and proximity to
battery.
Many other customers have also mounted this component there as well.


I also added a volt meter so I could see all those lovely volts
from http://www.bikemeters.com/cgi-bin/we...nfig=ent-datel



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Old 03-17-2011, 12:43 PM   #34
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I spoke to John Ryeski at Euromotoelectics and his reply was:

Yes - this is a good location for plenty of air flow and proximity to
battery.
Many other customers have also mounted this component there as well.


I also added a volt meter so I could see all those lovely volts
from http://www.bikemeters.com/cgi-bin/we...nfig=ent-datel


John
This is good to hear. I also like the volt meter. I had been looking at several options for that, actually. I'd like to be able to check easily if things are still working as they should.
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:04 AM   #35
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I finally managed to get outside to do some work in the cold garage. I copied my mounting location for the PD (including the slight relocation of the two relays that used to sit where the regulator is):



Now I just need to finish up the wiring and put everything back together.
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:15 AM   #36
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I've got mine in the same place, under the gas tank. I thought I had toasted it but I only had some dirty connections on the black wire. So, 58,000 mile of hard, hot riding and it still works in that location.

Another nice idea: write John's number on the back of the regulator. Might come in handy some day.
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