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Combination reg/rec cheaper version of mikesxs model?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 79josh81, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. 79josh81

    79josh81 XS650 Addict

    So I'm looking to get rid of some of the extra electrical components and wanted to go to a combination reg/rec (I also already know that I can get a separate reg and rec for cheap on ebay and what-not). I have a stock charging system so I started to google and this was something I found that intrigued me (mostly because of the price)....

    http://www.madhornets.com/regulator...4_ZrL4OCjsTv1Kaowep1Bxtp8KSYH39oaApf_EALw_wcB

    What I'm wondering is could this be used as an equivalent to the Mikexs reg/rec combo? Has anyone else used this replacement? I seems like all of the wires are there that you'd need to hook it up I think.

    Thoughts???
     
  2. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

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  3. 79josh81

    79josh81 XS650 Addict

    I was waiting for that response. Lol It has been solved but I’m stripping the bike down and hardtailing it. So in an attempt to save space and turn two components into one, I was curious as to whether this could potentially be a $30 option vs $100 at Mikesxs.
     
  4. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    The listed part shows to fit a range of years that used two different (incompatible) regulators, what are the odds it will work for you?
    Pretty sure that is for later 80-83 charging systems. So it could be used but requires substantial rewiring of your set up.
    The reported track record for cheap regulators has been poor to awful. A price drop from $89 to $29 is not an indicator of good quality.
     
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  5. 79josh81

    79josh81 XS650 Addict

    Yeah I hear you. I figured I’d just ask in case this could be a viable option for myself and others and to see if anyone has ever used this with success.

    On a separate note, I’m also curious too as to where people are mounting their separate regulators and rectifiers after hardtailing a bike to keep the elements off of their regs and recs while riding.
     
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  6. 79josh81

    79josh81 XS650 Addict

    Hey Gary I was also searching through some threads about the combined reg/rec from mikesxs and notice you had a thread where you had one and were hooking one of them up. How has it worked for you? Any issues?
     
  7. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    If I did, I no longer remember what bike it was or how it worked out, sorry,
    I have several brand new mikes rec/regs sitting in the bins.
     
  8. 79josh81

    79josh81 XS650 Addict

    No worries. I’m just curious how those reg/recs from mikes work just in case I decide to go that route at some point.
     
  9. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    Regulators and rectifiers, especially rectifiers, get hot in operation and need cooling air. In other words, don't put them inside a sealed up "fake" oil tank or electrics box.
     
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  10. kshansen

    kshansen XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

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    No experience but did notice on that same site they list this one:
    http://www.madhornets.com/regulator...j600-fz600-yx600-xs650-xs400-70s-80s-yhc-106/

    And that one is claimed to work on XS650's
     
  11. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    That's the same one, lol.
     
  12. 79josh81

    79josh81 XS650 Addict

    If you can’t enclose them because of heat (which I figured) where do people mount them on bobbers and such when they hardtail? The stock rec was under the battery box and the stock reg was behind the side cover by the seat. With the back half chopped and hard tailed, I’m curious as to what people do to protect the reg and rec with still getting proper air flow for cooling?
     
  13. kshansen

    kshansen XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

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    I did not look at the part numbers just the descriptions of what they fit!

    And I might be a little upset about who ever started this thread about a reg/rec.

    I Just came home from a 60 mile ride on my Sportster and went to restart it after I was in garage and not enough power in the battery to even try to crank it over. I'm too tired right now to do any trouble shooting but suspect it may be a problem with the regulator as the battery is only a couple months old, then again it could be a bad stator or wiring time will tell!
     
  14. 79josh81

    79josh81 XS650 Addict

    It wasn't me.
     
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  15. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

    I specifically mentioned post #45 because that post has the information relating to the differences between the 70-79 SS reg/Rect and the 80-84 SS Reg/rect........That answers the question "is this reg/rect for my bike"
     
  16. 79josh81

    79josh81 XS650 Addict

    My bad Skull, I didn't see that. Thanks.
     
  17. cafetools

    cafetools XS650 Addict

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    You need one with 2 plugs right? The one above only has 1 correct?
     
  18. 79josh81

    79josh81 XS650 Addict

    Correct. I just didn’t know if for the low price of $30 it would be easy to wire up for a 79’ or not.
     
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    Good point, maybe it will splice together. That would save a lot of money if it will work.
     
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