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Old 07-03-2018, 05:17 AM
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New option with NACA cowl and Silent Hektik regulator. Interesting.
Not clear if you can buy only the NACA duct part only which would be interesting for me withy the Ducati regulator and no engine shroud. Could put the SH in later if the Ducati failed. Will ask the question to Vans.
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Old 07-03-2018, 07:27 AM
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Could put the SH in later if the Ducati failed.
Try "when" the Ducati fails...
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Old 07-03-2018, 06:26 PM
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What is the difference between the SH F4120 VR that Van's is now offering and the F4118 that everyone is installing?
Yes Jim, I installed a new Ducati last week and the voltage and amp numbers are just fine. So yes the Ducati went out at 4.7 tach hours!!!
Thanks John P., I have emailed Ian at MotoGuzzi.
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Old 07-03-2018, 09:06 PM
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What is the difference between the SH F4120 VR that Van's is now offering and the F4118 that everyone is installing?
http://www.silent-hektik.de/UL_R_912.htm

From their web page:
- over voltage shoutdown >15,4V 2%
- over temperature alarm >70°C 10%
- extra extended heatsink surface
- redundant minus connector to batterie

and about $95 (that is, $95 more than the F4118) at today's exchange rate.
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Old 07-04-2018, 06:32 PM
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Re 12 REGULATOR KIT
Not on Van’s parts site yet.
Anyone know if available yet, and cost?
John

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Old 07-05-2018, 12:29 PM
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Call order desk-$495
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Old 07-05-2018, 01:24 PM
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For a voltage regulator???
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Old 07-05-2018, 01:56 PM
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For a voltage regulator???
Yup. My F4118 cost me over $300 by the time I paid shipping. Pricey, but supposed to be WAY better than the Ducati regulator, and I wasn't in the mood to roll the dice on the JD clone regulator solution again.
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Old 07-05-2018, 02:35 PM
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Dale

Do you D-180 EMS? If so, is charging current steady or fluctuates with this new VR?
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Old 07-05-2018, 03:25 PM
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D-180, yes. I don't remember watching the charge current. The regulator is pretty quiet, voltage is rock steady and I haven't had any trouble at all since installing it in Oct. or Nov. of 2016.

I will say that it takes a little longer than their claimed 27 minutes to reach full voltage... closer to 40 minutes in my case. I asked them via email if that could be changed and got a very curt "That's a custom request, send us 300 Euros and we'll do it for you" response. No real complaints though. I used to worry a little on days when I was making 5-6 short Young Eagles flights, but it hasn't been a problem at all.
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