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Re: Regulator / Rectifier Modification

Post by Wicky » Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:51 pm

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Re: Regulator / Rectifier Modification

Post by tony.mon » Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:27 pm

Alternatively, once you've bought it, take it to Halfords and buy some there.
It's their yellow size equivalent.

Make sure they're SOLDERED on, though, and don't forget to put the heatshrink tube on before you solder them on....
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Re: Regulator / Rectifier Modification

Post by Sandyback » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:21 pm

Thanks for the replies....I am just trying to get the individual connector dimension to do the same job as the original link but I guess a trip to Halfords with my R/R will work.
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Re: Regulator / Rectifier Modification

Post by Kev L » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:34 pm

Sandyback wrote:Thanks for the replies....I am just trying to get the individual connector dimension to do the same job as the original link but I guess a trip to Halfords with my R/R will work.
Where are you based mate? I have a set of electrical connectors and insulators if you're local.
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Re: Regulator / Rectifier Modification

Post by Sandyback » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:51 pm

Kev L wrote:
Sandyback wrote:Thanks for the replies....I am just trying to get the individual connector dimension to do the same job as the original link but I guess a trip to Halfords with my R/R will work.
Where are you based mate? I have a set of electrical connectors and insulators if you're local.
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Thanks for the offer, but I guess I'm too far away - Tamworth, Staffs.

I'm guessing they are about 4mm....but because the "pins" are within the socket, I can't measure them.
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Re: Regulator / Rectifier Modification

Post by Kev L » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:13 pm

OK mate, bit far away. Good luck with it.
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Re: Regulator / Rectifier Modification

Post by AMCQ46 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:51 pm

Sandyback wrote:Could somebody please tell me what size female connectors I need to buy to fit an R6 regulator?
I just removed the standard terminals from the connector shell, put heatshrink over the exposed copper to stop any risk of short circuiting and then put them onto the correct pins on the r6 R/R and fitted some cable ties to stop them pulling off. Has worked fine for 2 yrs so far :thumbup:
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Re: Regulator / Rectifier Modification

Post by Sandyback » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:53 pm

AMCQ46 wrote:
Sandyback wrote:Could somebody please tell me what size female connectors I need to buy to fit an R6 regulator?
I just removed the standard terminals from the connector shell, put heatshrink over the exposed copper to stop any risk of short circuiting and then put them onto the correct pins on the r6 R/R and fitted some cable ties to stop them pulling off. Has worked fine for 2 yrs so far :thumbup:
Sorry to post again......but how did you get the terminals out of the shell - did you have to cut the shell off? - mine don't want to come apart.
Also, the spade connectors look much wider in the original R/R than the R6 one.
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Re: Regulator / Rectifier Modification

Post by AMCQ46 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:21 pm

To get the connector out there is a small barb on the back of the copper terminal and this acts as an anti backout feature to stop the terminal being pulled out. So you need a small watchmaker screwdriver or similar narrow but stiff blade to push into the socket from the side that would normally be facing the regulator. This will push down the barb, and allow you to pull the terminal out from the wiring loom side.

hope that makes sense.

the blades are the same thickness on the honda and R6 R/R, so the female terminals will work just fine even though as you spotted the honda ones may be wider
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Re: Regulator / Rectifier Modification

Post by Sandyback » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:38 pm

AMCQ46 wrote:To get the connector out there is a small barb on the back of the copper terminal and this acts as an anti backout feature to stop the terminal being pulled out. So you need a small watchmaker screwdriver or similar narrow but stiff blade to push into the socket from the side that would normally be facing the regulator. This will push down the barb, and allow you to pull the terminal out from the wiring loom side.

hope that makes sense.

the blades are the same thickness on the honda and R6 R/R, so the female terminals will work just fine even though as you spotted the honda ones may be wider
Thanks for your reply but unfortunately, before reading it I cut the connector off, thinking I'd found the correct size terminals........they fit on the blades but the wire gauge is larger than the diameter of the connector - oh well, back to searching for the correct sized terminals :thumbdown:
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Re: Regulator / Rectifier Modification

Post by Wicky » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:55 pm

Try .250" (6.3mm) Female connector (insulated - blue?) and solder them on as these connectors carry high loads .

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... yId_165626

As soon as the wires start to oxidise the resistance will go up with unpleasant consequences

or 6 Way Male Connector (SR6W).

http://kojaycat.com/Motorcycle%20Regula ... ectors.htm
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Re: Regulator / Rectifier Modification

Post by whitestorm pete » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:10 pm

just a quick question if i mounted the r/r on thick alu as a heat sink then added cooling fins would it work the same :eh:
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Re: Regulator / Rectifier Modification

Post by tony.mon » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:10 pm

Possibly, but why take the chance for a few pounds?
Can't hurt, though.

I'd suggest using heatsink paste to give it the best conductivity.
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Re: Regulator / Rectifier Modification

Post by Jazzscot » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:20 pm

Or go the full hog and add a fan

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Re: Regulator / Rectifier Modification

Post by lloydie » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:34 pm

i know on the fireblade the normal modification is to run a wire from the negative on the regulator to the battery
and a negative from the regulator body to the battery as it helps with charging and reducing over heating
should work on the firestorm

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