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Old 04-26-2009, 09:54 PM
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Anyone have any good recommendations (UK) for the purchase of a new regulator.

Went for a run today (battery fully charged - Optimate charger)) and after 120miles (riding with lights on) I stopped. Tried to start it and starter would not work (Not enough power in battery).
Managed to bump start the bike and all seemed fine. However on the return journey, I noticed the Speedo and Tacho needles started to fluctuate every time I braked.
Eventually they stopped working but I had to get home so I continued.
Next the indicators would barley work and the engine nearly cut out whilst turning across a a main road.
Next, the engine started to cut out every time I used the brakes or any electrical item (Final bit of charge in battery was fading)
Eventually I had to be recovered, the battery was almost completely flat, but more importantly the battery was not recharging. A quick 5 min boost charge had the speedo/tacho working again for a short period but again the problem reappeared.
I am guessing the regulator is the most likely culprit (unless anyone else has had this problem and knows of an alternative cause)
The battery is a possibility, but if it recharges ok on the Optimate tonight and continues to do short runs ok then I will need a new regulator

I enclosed all the detail, because it may help someone in the future and there has been a previous post about problems with a "flickering/variable speedo"

Any replies gladly accepted

Many thanks
 
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:36 AM
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Originally Posted by cbr1200xx View Post
Anyone have any good recommendations (UK) for the purchase of a new regulator.
In the UK I would go to JAWS blackbird specialists

Has all you would ever need for your BB
 
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Old 05-07-2009, 04:53 PM
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Hi Dean0, thanks for the pointer,

I Found another good supplier, have used them in the past and forgot all about them until I was going through some old stuff in my garage.
Dave Silver, excellent service and even better prices. 85 for a "genuine" replacement. They don't come in Honda boxes, but are supposedly are made and supplied by the people who make them for Honda.
Fitted and working so time will tell how good
 

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Old 05-08-2009, 01:48 AM
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Electrical parts from Honda have no guarantee.
I used www.electrex.co.uk
guarantee for 12 months and top class product - superior to the standard unit in every respect, heat dissipation and charge rate, and the same price or cheaper than the Honda part.
FWIW
 

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Old 05-08-2009, 03:15 AM
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OEM Honda RR's are known for early retirement - the aftermarket ones from JAWS are better quality and finned for better cooling
 
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:16 AM
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The one I got looked nothing like the original (Flat with epoxy coating)

The replacement is more substantial, has a finned body and maintains regulated voltage (Across battery terminals) at around 14.4Volts irrespective of the revs.

Have heard a few stories about poor quality (OEM) replacements, either burning out or cooking the battery, but so far so good

Thanks for the info
 
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