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PMA rectifier 20 volts

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jthomas, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. arcticXS

    arcticXS XS650 Junkie

    Why? Being more visible in traffic is generally a good thing IMHO......
     
  2. Jthomas

    Jthomas XS650 Enthusiast

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    It is a good idea. I don’t really have a reason other than I think I usually have the best luck starting it on the first kick when it’s off. And I ride away without turning it on. Lol

    I’ve realized that we could have flashing lights on us, and it still wouldn’t make a difference.
     
  3. XSLeo

    XSLeo XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Most states require you ride with the headlight on.
    Riding without the headlight on could be why your reg/rec went bad. Without the headlight on the reg/rec had to work harder to keep the voltage down. The harder it works the hotter it is. Heat burns things out.
    Leo
     
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  4. Jthomas

    Jthomas XS650 Enthusiast

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    I’ll give it a try this go-around. TC bros is going to warranty everything.
    If she dies again, I’ll get a good reg.
     
  5. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

  6. Jthomas

    Jthomas XS650 Enthusiast

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    Is there a way to isolate my ignition from high voltage? The system is fused, but I’d hate for the new reg to go out and cook my ignition in the process again
     
  7. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

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  8. Jthomas

    Jthomas XS650 Enthusiast

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    :/
    Lol. Regulating the regulator.
    Dang that looks kind of big. I tried really hard to hide what electronics I have.

    I might just put a nice reg on it and call it done. Riding season is short in Michigan.

    I’ll keep searching around. Thanks guys
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2019
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  9. Jthomas

    Jthomas XS650 Enthusiast

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    Love it or hate, she is what she is and I don’t want it any different.
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  10. JAX71224

    JAX71224 jax71224

    I like the look that high pipes give but would have to have mufflers..............
     
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  11. XSLeo

    XSLeo XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Your pics don't come through on my computer so I have to ask, Did you put your reg/rec inside of a fake oil tank? If so the lack of air flow around the reg/rec will can overheat the reg/rec.
    Leo
     
  12. Jthomas

    Jthomas XS650 Enthusiast

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    No. It’s mounted in stock location.
     

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