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regulator rectifier temp

Old 10-29-2007, 06:51 AM
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regulator rectifier temp

I replaced the regulator rectifier on my bike with the new finned one. I let the bike idle in the garage yesterday to make sure everything was ok. The RR got really hot. How hot do they run if they are fine?
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Old 10-29-2007, 06:57 AM
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hot...hence the fins....
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Old 10-29-2007, 06:58 AM
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There is a reason they are finned these days. It will depend on the power draw etc.. And it is backwards.. The more electricity used the less heat the R/R will make. Because the way the R/R works is it turns excess unused power generated by the stator into heat. (so high beams on headlight will have the R/R create less heat etc.)
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Old 10-29-2007, 07:04 AM
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ok thanks guys!
my old one had cracks in the plastic part and it looks like the crap inside it puked out.
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I drilled many small holes on the undeside of the side panel (are invisible unless you bend down to look) to enhance the cooling. That was over 50,000 km ago (when I installed the new vented unit) and all is well....
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