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I just put a new rectifier/regulator in my 1100 and being that I have not had anything with a voltage rectifier/regulator sense 1985 I don't remember if they got so hot that you almost could not touch it


So my question is how hot is a rectifier/regulator on a healthy bike?
 

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Just about that hot.
 

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:clapper:Thanks Dave:clapper:

Your are starting to put my mind at ease.

The volt meter on the bike is all over the map anywhere from 8-17 volts.:?

The multimeter reads 12.6 bike off, 11.4 during start, 13.9-14.2 at idle, and 14.75 at 3k rpm and up now.:)

the heat was beginning to worry me a lil.:shock: I did not want to have to get another new reg/rec or breakdown again on the road.:(

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You should add some driving lights with that kind of voltage. They will use some of the excess and actually make the reg. cooler. Looks like you need a new volt meter on the bike too or it may be a bad connection.
 

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just remember this rule. Power = curent X voltage. so if you have a maximum voltage rating, or a maximum current rating, you can calculate the amount available.. and i don't remember what the maximum power of our stators is, but by using every available amp to the max, nothing will get shunted to ground
 

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Dave

you think this is to much?

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Yes, 55 watt bulbs on an 1100 are too much. I switched all my turn signal and running lights to led bulbs, then change the 55 watt bulbs in the driving lights to 35 watt bulbs. Everything is much better now and I can run the driving lights all the time and the battery stays fully charged now. I do have the driving lights on a toggle switch so I can turn them off in heavy stop and city traffic.
 

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Those are the max wattage you would want and you would need to turn them off for in town riding to keep the battery charged. 2 35 watt lamps is a better option.
 

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Thanks for all the feedback the light set is one I have they dont make 35 watt bulbs for it but I think I can fab 35 watt bulbs for it by removing the PIAA lens and gluing it on this 35 watt bulb

 

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