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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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I was talking with the dealer I bought my GT from last week. Our conversation got around to alternators and why so many guys were having troubles with them. Burned alternators and regulators both. We then went to lunch.

He was pretty impressed that I had actually done studies on motorcycle electrical systems. I showed him on line tech sessions that I had supplied to some electrical websites on alternators. How to REALLY tell their output.

I then asked him where he got a lot of info?? He replied off the TriumphNet. I asked him did he know this was a privately controlled net?? Expertise here is only the number of posts you have made. Not, your actually knowledge base.

This shop owner asked me where I got my knowledge on MOSFET regulators?? How did I know about them??

I replied that I got my info off of the Ducati site. I found the TriumuhRat site was lacking in real expertise.

Here, a person with 10,000 posts can magically pick up an alternator, close their eyes, and determine it's output. There are so many factors to an alternators output.

My dealer knows which regulator is best and why. I won't bother to say here because I don't have enough posts behind my name........
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If you like the Ducati site better, feel free to go back there. If you don't like Farraday's law of induction, feel free to write Mr. Farraday a letter of complaint. I can't tell you what voltage a given stator will produce from looking at it, but it's still true that two stators made with the same number of loops of the same gauge of the same kind of wire are going to be the same size and are going to produce the same amount of power when used with the same rotor.

You're putting words in my mouth and seem to be trying to pick a fight here. That's not a wise course of action.

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Originally Posted by sportsprint View Post
I replied that I got my info off of the Ducati site. I found the TriumuhRat site was lacking in real expertise.
So, just avoid the displeasure of this site and use the Ducati site.

And, if as you profess, you have so much knowledge of Mosfet R/Rs, why is it you can't look at the one on a GT and determine what type it is? Pretty simple to do.......if you know what you are looking at.

BTW, most of the internet talk re Mosfets and how to retrofit to one comes from this site. Most authors give credit where due, but some just plagiarize and then bask in their glory. I could specifically point to one on a particular Ducati site.

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+ 1 OND and Kit.

+ 1 OND and Kit.

sportsprint, one advantage of having been on any site for a long time (nothing to do with how many posts you have) is that you can recognize who knows what more easily when you read it.

OND nailed it really well as he often does. Thank you OND
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For what it's worth the regulator on my GT failed at about 7,000 miles and I replaced it with a Shindengen.
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You know, I've only been here a short while (a couple of months) but thanks to the the info on this site I upgraded my reg/rec from stock to to the unit recommended here and probably saved myself from getting stranded. When I checked the output on mine it varied in output from 13 to over 15 volts and I believe it ended up shortening the life of the battery.
Point is the info here on this site helped keep me from having to deal with a possible reg/rec failure that could have been very inconvenient. That alone was worth the "price of admission" and there's just a ton of great info here and most of the time it comes from friendly and helpful people (Except Kit, who is obviously a curmudgeon. He has repeatedly told me "Get off my lawn!!)
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