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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalRider View Post
    If you remember, what kind of voltages are you getting during cruise RPM and at what ambient temperatures?

    Does it follow the charts or is the voltage quite a bit higher?
    Pretty close to the chart. Typically about 14v, + or - .1 or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    And I know that the cheesy charging system on F650s over cooks batteries.
    Swap it out for a MOSFET VR.

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    Good info on why this is better here: http://www.triumphrat.net/speed-trip...r-upgrade.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommcgee View Post
    Swap it out for a MOSFET VR.

    http://www.roadstercycle.com/

    Good info on why this is better here: http://www.triumphrat.net/speed-trip...r-upgrade.html
    I might do that some day. But right now I don't have an indication there is a real problem. I just had a battery of an unknown age fail. The voltage reading I am getting going down the road don't tell me it is overcharging. I haven't ridden the bike enough to know for sure how it is behaving. So, with a new battery I'll see what is going on and then decide whether it needs anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Pretty close to the chart. Typically about 14v, + or - .1 or so.
    Thats OK.

    Any ripple due to a bad diode?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommcgee View Post
    Swap it out for a MOSFET VR.
    He doesn't provide any specs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalRider View Post
    He doesn't provide any specs.
    They're available from several sources.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalRider View Post
    Thats OK.

    Any ripple due to a bad diode?
    Not that I have detected. But, I really haven't tried to seriously troubleshoot the details of the charging system because that never works well unless there is a good battery in the system - which there isn't yet. After about 2 days past when I expected the battery I ordered I inquired. And low and behold, the computerized "fulfillment" outfit messed up a bunch of orders over that weekend and Battery Stuff never got mine. So I talked to them over the phone and it is now headed here the fast way, with a free bonus T shirt to boot. I am not complaining at all about the service. Mistakes happen and then how you fix them is what matters.

    Once the new battery arrives I will install it and then do a thorough check on the charging system but trying to do anything with a junk battery in there is futile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommcgee View Post
    They're available from several sources.
    I didn't see anything concrete on his page.

    For VR specs, I'd be looking for the regulated voltage at 27C or 80F and the voltage vs temperature slope from that point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalRider View Post
    I didn't see anything concrete on his page.

    For VR specs, I'd be looking for the regulated voltage at 27C or 80F and the voltage vs temperature slope from that point.
    That guy is one of many resellers selling a popular kit. I found this without too much trouble from the Shindengen website. More info is available directly from them by request.

    http://www.shindengen.com/resources/...012%20Data.pdf
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