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Charging system impending failure?
Written by kjp986 on 11/13/2010 at 03:15 pm

I'll have time on Sunday to get into it a bit more. If the plugs are the same, I
have my '99 VFR apart and I can swap out the R/R to see how that works. I read a
lot of R/R stuff on the VFR Discussion forum, but usually they spike a lot more
I've read a lot over the years of people putting computer CPU fans on the R/R to
help cool them. Might do that to both the PC and VFR at this point.
I think if I got a Chinese R/R, would use it for emergency back up with a better
one wired up.
Battery is the one I got when I bought the bike in July '08. No idea on the age,
but it holds a charge fine.
I'm not sure what the "Hotwire" mod is, or if it has been done.
Thanks for the reply!

--- In, "attitudehats" <MarkoSterling@...> wrote:
> I'd be concerned too. I hate electrical gremlins. How old is the battery? I'd
hope it was that or the r/r. The r/r's get overheated so badly, it's no surprise
to me they fail as often as they do. I've gone thru 4 I think, in the last 5
years of intense stop and go city commuting everyday. Do you have the hotwire
mod on the bike? I have the datel red led meter as well, and I trust it way more
than the other components onboard. If I were you, I'd order one of those
inexpensive Chinese-made R/R's(anyways) with the cooling fins and the metal
backplate pronto, cause it takes around 10-12 days to get wherever it needs to
be. Or if you happen to have an extra one hanging around, swap it out and see
what happens to the readouts.
> hth
> Mark
> --- In, "Kev" <kperham986@> wrote:
> >
> > Long story short:
> > I installed a Datel LED Volt Meter about a year/year and a half ago, and
until recently it showed very steady and predictable readings. This week I'm
seeing changes of 1-1.25 volts at steady speeds. Cruising on the highway at 70,
I'm seeing it read 11.9 to 12.4 to 13.1.
> > Nothing catastrophic yet, but it has me concerned.
> > R/R? Stator? Connections?
> > Your thoughts?
> > Kevin
> > '96 PC800 "The Red Fury"
> > '99 VFR800 "Pancake Meyers"
> > '01 RC51 "Southbound Pachyderm"
> >

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