Well now, there's still time for that as I've got a whole list of other items to go through on the bike before this riding season. So, where would I get, and what part number would I get, to make the revision you are suggesting?Alan, as Dave and Dennis have already mentioned, switching to LED lights does NOT help the stator.
What it really does is cause the Regulator to take on the full load of the stator, as stators are not Regulated like an Alternator.
Stators always put out FULL POWER for a given RPM, and the Excess Power must be absorbed by the loads, or the Regulator....
You could have replaced the Regulator/Rectifier with a Series Regulator and that would have lightened the load on the Stator, but not with the Honda supplied Reg/Rectifier... which is a Variable Short Circuit To Ground.... properly known as a SHUNT REGULATOR.
And will the same regulator work for the Poor Boy Conversion?
I'm open to suggestions, but my fix (however unorthodox it was) has allowed me to climb the mountains around me at 100% power versus the 30% I was getting before the LED change, and the fear of being run over by an 18 wheeler has gone away. On the other hand, if I burn out a regulator on a mountain grade, I guess I'll have 0% power and become an instant speed bump.
Dead is one thing, maimed and sent to an emergency room in the current state of affairs is an entirely different scenario I don't want to visit in the short term.
So what's your setup recommendation? I'll thank you in advance! Alan