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Old 06-17-2013, 04:13 PM   #31
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I am waiting for the Rick's VRR to arrive. I may just mount it in the stock location with hopes it will survive the heat. Thanks for all the input from everyone.

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Old 06-17-2013, 07:54 PM   #32
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Only Roadstercycle sells it for $100, Yamaha wants over $200.
I paid 110$ for mine from the local dealer.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:08 PM   #33
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I am waiting for the Rick's VRR to arrive. I may just mount it in the stock location with hopes it will survive the heat. Thanks for all the input from everyone.

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That's what I did... so far so good.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:52 PM   #34
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My Rick's failed (no charge) in a few months with about 1500 miles on it (stock location) with single exhaust. I put the stock working unit back on while they replace it. They claim it is the first failure of one of these. Now I lost the confidence I thought I bought.
Yeah, right (to Rick's, not you).

I put a Rick's VRR in my SE last year. Failed after one ride. They wouldn't send me a replacement until they inspected the failed unit so I had to buy it to minimize the downtime. Now the replacement has failed after only a couple thousand kms. I'm not impressed with them or their rec/regs. Still waiting for an RA number at the moment.
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:10 PM   #35
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I wonder why they don't just make a plug n play VR for the ADV and SE...baffles me.
The SM VR is mounted in the same location as the SE . . . Very easy to move to a cooler location:

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Old 06-19-2013, 09:24 PM   #36
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Yeah, right (to Rick's, not you).

I put a Rick's VRR in my SE last year. Failed after one ride. They wouldn't send me a replacement until they inspected the failed unit so I had to buy it to minimize the downtime. Now the replacement has failed after only a couple thousand kms. I'm not impressed with them or their rec/regs. Still waiting for an RA number at the moment.
I got my replacement Ricks and relocated it with Lakemonster's upper mount kit (for stock tank) let's see what that does - I now carry my OEM (working) VR on longer trips - dammit. I have no faith in my Rick's and feel I wasted my money.


FYI - Lakemonster has very nice stuff - I also have his bash plate and see it as a better design than others...without naming names....
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:25 PM   #37
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The SM VR is mounted in the same location as the SE . . . Very easy to move to a cooler location:
I meant the connectors
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:38 AM   #38
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Why do people keep buying Rick's China crap when you can have a Shindengen MOSFET that should last forever for just over $100?

The stock connector is shit anyway, replace it with a sealed Weatherpack, AMP, or whatever.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:57 PM   #39
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Why do people keep buying Rick's China crap when you can have a Shindengen MOSFET that should last forever for just over $100?

The stock connector is shit anyway, replace it with a sealed Weatherpack, AMP, or whatever.
True. Either buy the FH020 from a Yammie dealer and the necessary connectors - even wired ones from eastern beaver (fantastic service & support) OR go for the kit from Roadstercycle (IIRC its run by Jhammer - an Adv inmate). He has a vendor thread as well and sells the complete replacement kit using the shindengen.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:17 PM   #40
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Why do people keep buying Rick's China crap
Call me stupid but don't make my mistake - I went with a plug n play and got plugged. They did replace it and claimed it was the first but
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:31 PM   #41
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Do any of you have your old , fried, voltage rectifier/regulator laying around that you don't need anymore? If yes, I could use the small wiring harness that goes back to the mating connector behind the battery box. I need one to extend the length of the stock harness after I re-locate the VRR forward on the frame.

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Old 06-25-2013, 04:52 PM   #42
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Do any of you have your old , fried, voltage rectifier/regulator laying around that you don't need anymore? If yes, I could use the small wiring harness that goes back to the mating connector behind the battery box. I need one to extend the length of the stock harness after I re-locate the VRR forward on the frame.

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gmtcm, you have heaps of cable to relocate to the LHS frame by your airbox, no need for more unless you are going way north of that.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:17 AM   #43
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Why do people keep buying Rick's China crap when you can have a Shindengen MOSFET that should last forever for just over $100?

The stock connector is shit anyway, replace it with a sealed Weatherpack, AMP, or whatever.

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Old 06-26-2013, 09:35 AM   #44
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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.....
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:02 PM   #45
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Wrapped my H pipe and front header. I'm just tired of the heat and burning my hand when i turn the gas on or off and just any time i'm not thinking and touch the header pipe.



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