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Re: '08 SDR

Postby No. 47 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:05 am

Turns out to be an intermittently failing one year old Mosfet reg/rec, surprising 'cos I'm told (not by supplier) that failure of these is "unheard of" (?) - tried to swop out Mosfet from #1 SDR but found that brown connector to generator was partially burned out - said it before and should have done it, but reg/rec needs to be 'hard wired' to generator, particularly given location on SD/SDR.
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Re: '08 SDR

Postby PBRnr » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:56 pm

No. 47 wrote:Scrub that, it'll be the reg/rec that I should have replaced at same time as battery.


In my '08 standard SD with 28k miles, I had a burnt out regulator, non-op stator, and dead cell in the Shorai, whichever of those 3 was the chicken laying the egg, I wasn't able to tell...Replaced reg and stator with salvaged parts (tested within factor specs), battery replaced thru shorai warranty and they all worked fine. Didn't know there were other options for replacement parts! Didn't actually get a chance to assess longevity of new replaced parts as insurance bought my bike back in a claim within 1k miles...
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Re: '08 SDR

Postby DribbleDuke » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:49 pm

No. 47 wrote:Question for those who with knowledge and experience of the dark art of electrics - I fitted a second set of earth and positive leads to the battery terminals on my 'old' SDR to avoid having to access the battery to add/replace components that should be directly connected to battery terminals eg twin horn wiring kit, trickle charger and Mosfet reg/rec - the Mosfet wiring isn't long enough to wire easily directly to the battery terminals so on my 'new' SDR I've connected the new Mosfet (and relocated the trickle charger wiring) to the main relay positive terminal and a separate new earth at one of the generator cover bolts - all seems OK but should these components really be connected physically to the battery terminals?

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Re: '08 SDR

Postby bic_bicknell » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:42 pm

I swapped back to a standard battery after three years of persevering with a Shorai. Too many times like this! So far a year of blissful starts and trouble free riding.
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Re: '08 SDR

Postby No. 47 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:07 pm

Should also add that I removed the starter relay to clean it up and in doing so broke the fragile exposed thin metal tab connecting the positive screw connector to the 30A fuse holder - not noticed this before but it’s another dumb design aspect of a component in a very exposed and vulnerable position - the translucent plastic cap provides very little protection from water and road crap.

So new battery, reg/rec and starter relay required.........
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Re: '08 SDR

Postby Willh » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:44 pm

No. 47 wrote:Should also add that I removed the starter relay to clean it up and in doing so broke the fragile exposed thin metal tab connecting the positive screw connector to the 30A fuse holder - not noticed this before but it’s another dumb design aspect of a component in a very exposed and vulnerable position - the translucent plastic cap provides very little protection from water and road crap.

So new battery, reg/rec and starter relay required.........

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Re: '08 SDR

Postby No. 47 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:06 pm

Aye, considered doing something similar a long time ago but not convinced by lithium batteries for big v-twins and no room left for toolkit, alarm, puncture repair kit, etc - looking at relocating battery, starter relay and reg/rec ‘side saddle’ as per Ducati 996 but on lhs opposite coolant overflow tank - reworking/relocating coolant thermostat and hoses not easy though.
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Re: '08 SDR

Postby No. 47 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:00 pm

http://www.regulatorrectifier.com/catal ... -rectifier - said it before here but great service from these guys - ordered 13th March, arrived 20th March, hassle-free of any customs delay, import tax, VAT, etc.
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Re: '08 SDR

Postby No. 47 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:46 pm

Swopped out Evo for #1 SDR round Akra silencers week or so ago - fuel consumption immediately dropped from 40 to 37-38mpg and riding gear permeated with exhaust/fuel fumes - surely difference between two ain’t that significant?
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Re: '08 SDR

Postby nampus » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:11 am

The exhaust tips are different, apparently different enough to cause those things

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Re: '08 SDR

Postby Aphex » Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:35 pm

Same issue here No.47.

A little disappointed in the Mosfet reg/rec. Going to have to find a larger connector than what's supplied and see if it can take the amperage.

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Re: '08 SDR

Postby No. 47 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:52 pm

Bigger connector just = more crud build up - suggest using pre-soldered shrink fit connectors like these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Heat-Shrink- ... wnSHGhq2Wg (not sure if these actual items are the best you can get though)
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Re: '08 SDR

Postby Aphex » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:23 pm

No. 47 wrote:Bigger connector just = more crud build up - suggest using pre-soldered shrink fit connectors like these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Heat-Shrink- ... wnSHGhq2Wg (not sure if these actual items are the best you can get though)


Oh I like that idea.

It seems the point of failure in the plugs are the metal connectors inside the plastic housing.
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