Relocating Rectifier/Regulator?


11 replies to this topic
  • Bandit9

Posted July 18, 2012 - 03:45 PM

#1

I just lived with it on the 06, but on my new 09, I would like to hide the ugly aftermarket rectifier/regulator. It annoys me. The stock one is small and sleek looking and I don't even notice it. The one that Baja Designs, Trail Tech, or Ricky Stator sends you is a huge ugly square.

Anyone relocate theirs? Where at?

  • Baja Designs

Posted July 23, 2012 - 11:05 AM

#2

I just lived with it on the 06, but on my new 09, I would like to hide the ugly aftermarket rectifier/regulator. It annoys me. The stock one is small and sleek looking and I don't even notice it. The one that Baja Designs, Trail Tech, or Ricky Stator sends you is a huge ugly square.

Anyone relocate theirs? Where at?


Where do you have it mounted now?

  • Bandit9

Posted July 23, 2012 - 11:12 AM

#3

On the 09, it's still the smaller stock unit in the stock location, just above radiator on left side frame. I haven't purchased it yet, but will be soon.

I know it has to be bigger to handle the job, it just sticks out b/c of it's size.

Edited by Bandit9, July 23, 2012 - 11:17 AM.


  • stevethe

Posted July 23, 2012 - 04:06 PM

#4

Welded an aluminum mount under the seat and mounted it there. It was a baja designs.

  • Bandit9

Posted July 23, 2012 - 07:23 PM

#5

Ahh.....that sounds good. What about drilling some holes and tapping them? Think that would mess with the frame integrity?
Thanks for the idea. You wouldn't happen to have a pic?

  • stevethe

Posted July 24, 2012 - 06:31 AM

#6

Ahh.....that sounds good. What about drilling some holes and tapping them? Think that would mess with the frame integrity?
Thanks for the idea. You wouldn't happen to have a pic?


Not sure where your drilling the holes. I'll try to snap a pic.

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  • Bandit9

Posted July 24, 2012 - 03:18 PM

#7

Instead of welding, i was going to drill and tap. That is if a suitable spot can be found. Those frames are really thick and I don't see why two small 3-4 mm dia holes would hurt it. I don't own a welder yet, and I just paid my son's tuition! So I don't see welding being an option anytime soon. I do have a buddy who does, but he lives 2 hrs away.

You can email the pic or text it to me. Pm me and I will send my info.

Edited by Bandit9, July 24, 2012 - 03:23 PM.


  • stevethe

Posted July 24, 2012 - 04:03 PM

#8

You might get away with small holes in the top hoop. I would do the drive or take it to a welder, shouldn't cost too much.
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  • Bandit9

Posted July 24, 2012 - 04:35 PM

#9

I see now. Thanks for the effort. Do you have a battery in there?

  • stevethe

Posted July 24, 2012 - 04:56 PM

#10

Yes there is room for a standard battery. However I run the new smaller lightweight lithium iron batteries in all my bikes. Thats what the blue plug on top is from.

  • Bandit9

Posted July 24, 2012 - 06:47 PM

#11

Yeah, I have a Shorai. They are an awesome product. Doesn't take a genius to predict that these new generation batteries will be OEM equipment very soon. I enjoy the look on peoples faces when I hand them a YUASA in one hand and the Shorai in the other.

  • Bandit9

Posted July 24, 2012 - 06:48 PM

#12

Thanks for the help Steve.




 
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