Bad Voltage Regulator ...OR?

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  1. Bedifferent

    BedifferentOld man on a bike

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    Interesting @DEcosse ....Although I haven't tried to see how it would fit, this is the problem I see @Joesmoe. The R/R is 4"x4" or 100mm X 100mm not counting the mounting ears. Tack on another 3/4" or 20mm more for the connectors sticking out and then add in the additional space the connecting terminals are going to take. When you add all that up even rotating the R/R 90 degrees, the frame member is still in the way and would not allow that to be done. Rebuilding the battery box is not an option...who would think about even wanting to do that?

    The relocating under the side cover is the best option in my opinion and I'm not sure what you were actually going to do with that now empty space. You mentioned you would like to free it up.
     
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    I ran out of time today so I didn't do the full replacement of the R/R. I had to do a couple minor tweaks on my mounting plate to get the kind of clearance I wanted from the panel and still allow clearance for the connectors. Rock solid on the mount. I should be good.
     

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  3. Joesmoe

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    @DEcosse I'm not sure now -- been a while since I looked back there. I'm thinking it needed to be turned sideways (back parallel to the back of the engine) vertically, with the connectors out of the top - thus requiring the longer harness.

    Your concern about the shaft movement is not totally unfounded -- and the shaft movement per se might not be the real concern -- I was more concerned about that location being totally exposed to the elements, and wanting to mount above the existing bracket rather than below.
     
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    OK, now I understand what you meant - description earlier had confused me

    That is somewhat along the lines I was thinking from the get-go, but rather than standing on-end completely vertically, to mount at 45 degree angle, following the fender shape

    OEM (std/classic/roadster)

    RR_Bracket.jpg

    Something like this .........
    (yes I know, the illustration is horrible!)

    bracket_Touring_2.jpg

    That would also negate the need for extenders

    Note that I have nothing 'real' to look at so can only speculate off images
     
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    Au contraire, mon ami . . . your description hits the nail on the head !

    BINGO in other parlance.

    An contraire, mon ami . . . *necessitates* the need for longer connectors.

    Trust me on this. If it didn't I would have already mounted it back there.
     
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    ........ and rather than trying to fabricate a tricky mount to bolt to the original mounting piece or the TOS bracket, a simply 'L' bracket with the 'short ' leg of the 'L' bolting to to the vertical section of the actual battery box?
     
  7. Joesmoe

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    Ayep . . . I like the way that sounds.
     
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    You are suggesting connectors at the top, so understand that
    The way I had drawn in my nasty little cartoon - with connectors at the bottom, you surely wouldn't? - they would be in approximately same place as original
     
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    Wish you could walk an inch in my shoes (we share the same size 42).

    If I don't cut the existing bracket, and I don't intend to, then even that little rise to put the unit up requires a longer harness. They designed and fabricated the harness for the Touring 'just so'.
     
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