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Old 06-26-2013, 09:08 PM   #46
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I added 2 aluminum plates to my 950SE voltage regulator hoping it will live longer.
One behind the VR itself and one between the VR and exhaust pipes.....
That plate looks big enough to mount a radiator fan on it. That would help a lot. well at least blow more hot air on your leg
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:43 AM   #47
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That plate looks big enough to mount a radiator fan on it. That would help a lot. well at least blow more hot air on your leg
I tried to make it as large as possible! Actually both plates were made with that kind of thinking! I am aware it may not save my regulator after all... So far so good (8k miles)

Careful with your wrap! I have read many threads by other inmates and the general feeling is that the wrap will trap moisture, which will then rust and destroy your exhaust pipes.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:33 AM   #48
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The H pipe I painted it with 1200 degree header paint first then wrapped it. The header I didn't I'm tired of burning my hand turning the gas on and off. I have seen the pictures of the rusted out wrapped exhausts I don't understand how water can get trapped when the exhaust gets to 300+ degrees all the time.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:51 AM   #49
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If you make a way to hold a can of soup you will always have access to a hot meal. Sorry I couldn't find a can of soup so went Mad Max style.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:34 AM   #50
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Motoventure VRR project on an SE with Safari tanks

Hello Everyone.

I had a VRR go bad on my ADV last year, and when I saw this thread about the SE VRR, I started thinking.

The VRR location on the SE is in possibly the worst location for heat buildup.

So when I saw the LAKEMONSTER / Motoventure kit, I had to give it a try.

I contacted LAKEMONSTER and ordered the SE kit for the lower mount.
(Having a Safari tank means you can't use the standard relocation location...)

About one week after I placed my order I received this.


Cool! Time for an evening project.

First: Find motorcycle.
There it is.


Second:
Find VRR in front of battery tray under seat.


Third:
Remove battery and take out the two screws that hold the VRR to the original mounting location.

Fourth:
Loosen the wiring harness on the left side of the bike and find the plastic clip that connects the red wires from the VRR to the relay.


Fifth:
Disconnect the white connector.


Sixth:
Relocate the VRR and run the wires under / inside the trellis frame on the left side.


Seventh:
Mount the Motoventure VRR mounting plate.


Eight:
Mount the VRR to the plate.


Nine: Reconnect the wiring, put the battery back, zip-tie everything back into place put the seat back on, and start 'er up!


Ten:
Take confidence in that you probably will not overheat your VRR, and melt your battery in some remote geographic location and be stranded.


In total this took me about 1.5 hours. But I was taking pictures and had to work around some extra fuel lines for the relocated fuel pump and auxiliary rear fuel tank.

All and all I feel this is a very high quality kit, and fairly easy to do yourself.

Thanks LAKEMONSTER.
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:34 PM   #51
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Question for Questor and question in general

First off, a question for Questor: is the new location for the voltage regulator protected from tip overs and minor crashes? Even without the larger tank?

Secondly, (oh, the shame ) I owned a KLR650 and had a single LED voltage indicator. One little LED that showed yellow if low volts, green for good, and red for high volts. I just checked the website where I got it (www.arrowheadmotorsports.com) and couldn't find it. For those wanting a small voltage check, something similar would be good on the SE if one is still available.
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:50 PM   #52
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I contacted LAKEMONSTER and ordered the SE kit for the lower mount.
(Having a Safari tank means you can't use the standard relocation location...)
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You can get it in there easy enough although it is not as open but still plenty of airflow and no headpipe .

We used the factory backing plate as well which worked out well.

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Old 06-28-2013, 05:11 PM   #53
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First off, a question for Questor: is the new location for the voltage regulator protected from tip overs and minor crashes? Even without the larger tank?

Secondly, (oh, the shame ) I owned a KLR650 and had a single LED voltage indicator. One little LED that showed yellow if low volts, green for good, and red for high volts. I just checked the website where I got it (www.arrowheadmotorsports.com) and couldn't find it. For those wanting a small voltage check, something similar would be good on the SE if one is still available.

Hello Jonz.

The way the plate is recessed, the VRR is actually a little behind the frame, so it is well protected in case of a tip over.
Good question.
I'll post a picture later...

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Old 06-28-2013, 09:24 PM   #54
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Hmmm, any practical limit to how far away you can relocate the VRR? With the new CPR air filter set up I put my fuel pump up in front of it....



I wonder if there's room for the VRR up there and how the air flow might be. Protected and out of the way.
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:20 AM   #55
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Secondly, (oh, the shame ) I owned a KLR650 and had a single LED voltage indicator. One little LED that showed yellow if low volts, green for good, and red for high volts. I just checked the website where I got it (www.arrowheadmotorsports.com) and couldn't find it. For those wanting a small voltage check, something similar would be good on the SE if one is still available.

Here you go, these are good quality:

http://www.customdynamics.com/LED_ba...anel_Mount_LED


If you have a dash to put it in, I still prefer the 3 digit Datel style volmeters to get a more accurate reading and to also see fluctuations and spikes in the system, which can make error diagnosing easier.
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:06 PM   #56
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So after the dust has settled I have an extra battery. I have been thinking of running a second battery. I want the second battery to be separate from the other so i can run my accessories and not worry about killing the starter battery. If the starter battery dies then I have a backup. Would I need a second voltage regulator to make this work ?
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:01 AM   #57
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Europe

Hi
where can i get a Mosfet vrr in Europe?
Don't want to pay postage and customs and VAt and....
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:53 PM   #58
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Don't know about Europe, but their pretty cheep in the States.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SHINDENGEN-M...-/380704480069

And, you can mount it anywhere. :-)

A voltmeter is more useful than a LED light monitor

http://stores.advmonster.com/-strse-...ter/Detail.bok

A good read on Mosfet switching

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/80-hall-...-problems.html
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:34 AM   #59
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I added 2 aluminum plates to my 950SE voltage regulator hoping it will live longer.
One behind the VR itself and one between the VR and exhaust pipes.....
Cool.
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So I relocated the RR up forward of the airfilter.

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