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Twins Technical Talk Technical Talk for Hinckley Triumph Twins: Bonneville, T100, Speedmaster, America, Thruxton, and Scrambler.

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Old 12-09-2009, 01:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Regulator / Rectifier upgrade



I did this up grade and was able to use the stock mount location (thanks to dremel tool to relieve one outside area,to allow stock screw to fit).
The bike now charges at idle!
I bought the kit from: www.roadstercycle.com
all new parts included. Nothing but the best for my bike...

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Old 12-09-2009, 02:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you repost the link in a new post? The link you have posted as a title doesn't work. I'll change the thread title once I have an idea what to change it to.......

Looks like a regulator / rectifier upgrade? I'd like to know more about that.
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Can you repost the link in a new post? The link you have posted as a title doesn't work. I'll change the thread title once I have an idea what to change it to.......

Looks like a regulator / rectifier upgrade? I'd like to know more about that.
I got this link from one of your posts.
http://www.triumphrat.net/maintenanc...r-upgrade.html
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Oh THAT one! That's by DeCosse - yeah that's a good article that. I'm thinking of doing that myself.

How did it go for you? That looks like a pretty nice kit that you got. You went with the "Triumph" kit I assume?
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Oh THAT one! That's by DeCosse - yeah that's a good article that. I'm thinking of doing that myself.

How did it go for you? That looks like a pretty nice kit that you got.
The 3' 10 guage pig tail was too short,to reach the battery,so I connected to the hot side of the starter solenoid. (I chose not to fuse the hot lead. If I did,I could make it reach the battery)
I used lots of dielectric grease, at the rectifier/regulator connections, because they are now outside the headlight shell. The kit does have water tight wire grommets included. I also soldered the three alternator wires to the included spade connectors, that go inside the included connector. A very factory looking mod.
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Looks good,
Nice job...
I like...

All I did was move the rectifier from the lower triple tree to the lower Br-Cu air box lower "tab" w/ no problems in the 107 degree AZ heat...
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The 3' 10 guage pig tail was too short
Did you put your new rectifier in the old rectifier position?

EDIT: DUH! yes, you said so in your first post!
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:40 AM   #8 (permalink)
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This mod might not be worth doing on the newer models. Check with a multimeter first to see if the charging system is doing its thing.

For example on my 2009 Bonneville SE the readings are as follows:

At idle, 1000 rpm with lights on, the battery is receiving 13 volts.
Even with the grip heaters on maximum there's still 12.96 volts there.
Both of these voltage levels ensure a modicum of charge, even at idle.

At just 1400 rpm the full charging voltage of 14 volts appears across the battery terminals.



From this you can deduce that the charging system, at least on these models is more than up to the job.
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In the New England winters, some of us riders use electric garments(gloves,vests,chaps,grips) and while the stock charging system may be sufficent in the "sun belt", it does not cut it here. My bike idles at the output your bike does at 2000rpm. At speed, My bike does close to 15volts.
Triumph cut back on the quality of the wiring to save production money and I only replaced their mistake.
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For those of you who relocated you r regulator to the area where air box used to be was there enough stock wiring to make the run or did you have to do some splicing?

anyone have pics of any key relocation ideas other than the standard kits you see at new Bonnie or bellacorse ?
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