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Old 02-25-2013, 10:31 AM   #1
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Regulator Rectifier failure 950 Adventure?

Was wondering whether this is a common problem as mentioned in HOW for the SE?

Going to Morocco in April and I'm taking the usual spare parts, was wondering if anyone has had a failure of the reg rec on there 950 Adv?

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Old 02-25-2013, 10:54 AM   #2
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I had a failure on my 990Adv

Since then I realised R/Rs are expendable and should be replaced preventively.
They seem to expire on all bikes, including Hondas. Good option is the new Shindengen, carried on Yamahas R6 as OEM part.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:54 AM   #3
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Was wondering whether this is a common problem as mentioned in HOW for the SE?

Going to Morocco in April and I'm taking the usual spare parts, was wondering if anyone has had a failure of the reg rec on there 950 Adv?

Thanks
Not me (so far) but plenty others have lost an R/R.
Apart from taking a spare (essential!) relocate your current one, or wrap your exhausts (even better) with exhaust wrap. Removing some heat in Morocco will do good to you too apart from your rear suspension and R/R
Of course I assume temperatures of over 30C in Morocco in April, which might not be true.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:54 AM   #4
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SE problem has been due to the mounting location near the exhaust pipes...


Less reports of problems on the ADV due to cool mounting location. More problems of the connectors corroding. Keep them clean and protected and the RR should be fine.

Now let's talk fuel pumps
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:05 AM   #5
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My 9 year old regulator has about 48000 miles on it.

So far, so good- knock on wood.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:22 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies guys, anyone fitted one of these?

http://rickselectrics.com/proddetail...BBZHZlbnR1cmU=
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:13 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies guys, anyone fitted one of these?

http://rickselectrics.com/proddetail...BBZHZlbnR1cmU=
Not that one but the run of the mill Mosfet, solid state...the future.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:17 PM   #8
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Thanks for the replies guys, anyone fitted one of these?

http://rickselectrics.com/proddetail...BBZHZlbnR1cmU=
I have one on my SE. Plug and Play. Lucky I had it here in SA when my stock one fried.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:01 PM   #9
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Lost mine quickly...

I lost my R/R after about 3k miles on my 950 Adv. It was within 2 weeks after a hot ride in Death Valley where outside temps were 120 degrees. I don't think it was simply a coincidence. Excessive heat is the weakness of these bikes. I spent a lot of time rock crawling on this ride and my speeds were down for most of the ride. There wasjust not enough air circulation through my bike.

My battery ended up going south not much later on too.

Relocating the R/R is a plus. Bring extra seals for the slave cylinder. They are heat sensitive too.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:32 AM   #10
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Thanks for the replies guys, anyone fitted one of these?

http://rickselectrics.com/proddetail...BBZHZlbnR1cmU=

Yes people have fitted them, and I already know of at least one low mile failure. Chinese part.

Get the proper Shindengen MOSFET for less money, it's OEM quality used on many top of the line Germand and Japanese bikes.

With that installed I would not bother with carrying a spare.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:36 AM   #11
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Apart from the wattage (of course) are all R/R interchangeable? That is to say, are all 3-phase bike generators similar in their voltage output?
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:05 AM   #12
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This isn't a definitive answer, but every bike generator I've ever measured has had an output of about 50-75 V AC, when open circuit.

I think all RR do essentially the same job, if you can get it to physically fit, and if it can handle the wattage, I would expect them to be interchangeable. However I'm no expert so don't take my word for it!
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Apart from the wattage (of course) are all R/R interchangeable? That is to say, are all 3-phase bike generators similar in their voltage output?
Pretty much, it’s all about the design. I.e. a two stator impute wouldn’t be ideal as the lc8 has three…and the peak voltage/amps may be too high for a less robust one.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:33 AM   #14
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This is good to know. I have an R/R from a yamaha thunderace that might do the job as a spare.
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This is good to know. I have an R/R from a yamaha thunderace that might do the job as a spare.
Look at the part numbers, might even be the same.
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