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Old 01-30-2012, 09:16 PM   #1
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Default regulator /rectifier cooling mod

Since kawi decided to put the R/R in such a tight spot , i thought i would give it some cooling help . Ill see if this helps a bit in the summer . Plans are to upgrade to the new style R/R in the future .
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:40 PM   #2
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Since kawi decided to put the R/R in such a tight spot , i thought i would give it some cooling help . Ill see if this helps a bit in the summer . Plans are to upgrade to the new style R/R in the future .
Has regulator overheating been an issue? What problems have you seen, and what will tell you if the mod works?
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:56 AM   #3
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I think I can remember reading of people relocating the R/R unit to the front of the bike, where it's more likely to get airflow. If you suspect you're having heat problems, that may be a simpler solution.
Good luck with your mod- I'm about to buy a new R/R because mine seems to be on the blink, so it's a good time to upgrade to a mosfet type unit.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:09 AM   #4
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I wonder how long that pc fan will last after it gets wet in a rainy ride?

I relocated mine to out front, to each their own. If it works great idea.
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:55 PM   #5
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Ill see if this helps a bit in the summer.
What kind of summer problems have you had?
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:54 PM   #6
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no problems with it really , just wanted to keep it cooler . they heat up and some people move them . i wanted to try this fan idea out ..
If the fan dies i have another ( and another and another ).. they only draw .1 amp to run too .
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no problems with it really , just wanted to keep it cooler . they heat up and some people move them . i wanted to try this fan idea out ..
If the fan dies i have another ( and another and another ).. they only draw .1 amp to run too .
What temp is it running at before and after the fan application?

At what ambient temperature?

What load on the charging system?

Just curious as to how you'll know if this is making a difference.

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Do these things fail often?

I only ask because they're designed specifically to dissipate excess energy as heat. Hot to the human hand isn't all that hot.
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