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Old 03-21-2019, 01:10 PM
Tacco Tacco is offline
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Innovative! ...and very cool. Pun intended!
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:26 PM
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Thought I might follow-up. The VR was indeed bad. Measured voltage from generator with engine running - looked fine. Measured output from VR with engine running - definitely not good. Unstable. Would go from zero to about 8 volts with no correlation to engine RPM. At no time did it ever get above 8v and then only momentarily.

So...acquired a new SH kit from Van's and installed per kit plans. Hardest part was repainting the cowling. Works fine.

By the way. I had also ordered a new Ducati VR before I just decided to go with the HS. So...I have a brand new Ducati regulator if anyone is interested.
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:49 PM
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Perhaps you might want to keep the Ducati VR on-board as a spare until the S-H regulator proves itself?
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Old 04-20-2019, 09:11 AM
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Default SH first Impression

I now have only about 3h with the newly installed SH VR.
So I can't say anything about long term reliability.
But I have noticed a positive charge also at low RPM when taxiing with consumers switched on. That was not the case with the Ducati. And now I also see a nice 14.2V voltage when flying. After the flight the VR is only handwarm at most. If the attached fan is really required I can't say for sure but it definitely does not hurt. I posted some images here in this thread
To me going with Silent Hektik was a good choice
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