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Royal Enfield Motorcycles => Bullet Electra & AVL Models => Topic started by: George Baker on August 10, 2019, 04:58:58 PM

Title: need source for a new voltage regulator/rectifier unit
Post by: George Baker on August 10, 2019, 04:58:58 PM
Tried Fort Worth TX, they didn't have it and recommended I try England, so I tried Hitchcocks and they don't list one either.
Bike is 2006 Bullet ElectraX, any help would be appreciated.

GB        geo46er@yahoo.com
Title: Re: need source for a new voltage regulator/rectifier unit
Post by: Arizoni on August 10, 2019, 05:59:29 PM
I think any 12 volt, 3 phase motorcycle rectifier/regulator would work.  It will have 3 input wire connections for the wires from the alternator and a red and a black output wire.

Almost every modern motorcycle uses these but you might need to do a bit of changing on the wiring connectors to hook it up.

I wouldn't get a R/R from a small scooter or 100 cc motorcycle but something from a larger one should be more than capable of handling the wattage a RE alternator can put out.
Title: Re: need source for a new voltage regulator/rectifier unit
Post by: George Baker on August 10, 2019, 08:18:48 PM
Hi Jim,   I bought a supposedly universal regulator/rectifier yesterday. I had to use the original wires and connectors. I thought I was all set, but unfortunately when I tested it I found the charging voltage to be 17VDC which I think would eventually cause battery problems. I hope someone can eventually steer me to an OEM unit

GB
Title: Re: need source for a new voltage regulator/rectifier unit
Post by: Arizoni on August 10, 2019, 11:07:53 PM
If the 17 vdc was the output without the charger connected to the battery, I think that is about the voltage to be expected.

A 12 volt battery needs the charging voltage to be at least 14.7 volts to become fully charged and without a battery connected to absorb the RR's output, the voltage will read higher.
Even with the battery connected, a charging voltage up to around 15.8 volts isn't uncommon for a motorcycle charging system.
Title: Re: need source for a new voltage regulator/rectifier unit
Post by: tooseevee on August 10, 2019, 11:40:54 PM
Tried Fort Worth TX, they didn't have it and recommended I try England, so I tried Hitchcocks and they don't list one either.
Bike is 2006 Bullet ElectraX, any help would be appreciated.


        Here's the one I bought. It's a Wassell WW10124W:


https://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-Wassell-Solid-State-Three-Phase-Rectifier-Regulator-Max-190W-WW10124W/232196675977?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l46252
Title: Re: need source for a new voltage regulator/rectifier unit
Post by: George Baker on August 12, 2019, 01:12:09 AM
Hi Jim,
     That 17 volts was with battery connected.
Hi Tooseevee,
     Thanks for the link to the wassel unit. I'll report back if it works for me.

thanks,
GB
Title: Re: need source for a new voltage regulator/rectifier unit
Post by: Mick Bailey on August 12, 2019, 08:19:33 PM
See here:

https://forum.classicmotorworks.com/index.php/topic,26045.0.html

Still working fine.
Title: Re: need source for a new voltage regulator/rectifier unit
Post by: George Baker on August 13, 2019, 12:54:47 PM
Hi Mick,
     Yes I had already read that thread. You didn't say where you got the YHC-054 unit. The OEM Suzuki item retails for about $170 usd. I have already tried one universal type, I will probably end up trying another.

GB
Title: Re: need source for a new voltage regulator/rectifier unit
Post by: George Baker on September 05, 2019, 04:44:02 PM
Greetings,
     I ordered the wassell unit that Tooseevee had provided the link for. Hooked it up yesterday and it works, nice healthy 14.3 VDC at the battery. Only problem was I had to hacksaw a little part off the corner in order for it to fit where the stock unit was mounted.

GB
Title: Re: need source for a new voltage regulator/rectifier unit
Post by: tooseevee on September 05, 2019, 06:21:24 PM
Greetings,
     I ordered the wassell unit that Tooseevee had provided the link for. Hooked it up yesterday and it works, nice healthy 14.3 VDC at the battery. Only problem was I had to hacksaw a little part off the corner in order for it to fit where the stock unit was mounted.

GB

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