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For any who might be interested I changed the rectifier/regulator to a Mosfet type on my 1984 GL1200I. Output voltage is about 14 VDC if my meter is reading correctly. Took a ride of about 100 miles after installation and all seemed well. In fact the old girl seemed to have a bit extra pep and thankfully battery didn't explode. LOL. The kit came from roadstercycle.com.
 

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MOSFET's (metal oxide silicone field effect transistors) are superior devices with an extremely low Rds (turn on resistance) and as such have a very low internal power dissipation factor... They will very effectively switch (pass) huge amounts of power while remaining quite cool... I used to design PWM speed controls with them for exotic samarium cobalt PM motors and it was pretty amazing what a few of these devices in parallel would handle...

I think you will find you will be very happy with the MOSFET regulator...

Les
 

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Glad to see someone trying that, hopefully it will solve some problems with the 4cyl. wings.
 

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That is neat setup. Could have used that on the old GS serie suzukis and others. Thanks for the link.
Steve
 

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I put one on my 02 1100 shadow spirit, and boy what a difference, runs better handles all my lights with no problems. I plan on replacing the one on my 83 1100 I here shortly.
 

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