7 Volt regs throughout the honda range


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7 Volt regs throughout the honda range

Postby Staffy » Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:59 pm



Hi folks,

I'm rebuilding a Honda CX500 at the moment and am looking at fitting a late 70's, early 80's GL1000 temp gauge and ammeter. The CX500 runs a 7 volt temp gauge also, could I use this regulator with a GL gauge. I noticed there's a few different types of regulator mentioned here http://www.goldwingdocs.com/Store.asp . That leads me to believe i may need to use the regulator that is meant for the gauge, is that right? I guess the senders would be the same from one honda to the next.



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Re: 7 Volt regs throughout the honda range

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:57 pm

The regulators are all identical - the only difference is the type of connector that goes on the end of the wires. Honda ended the GL1000 in 1979, and started the GL1100 in 1980, so if you were looking at a 1980's temp gauge and cluster, you'd be looking at a type "C" regulator, with the lug output on it.

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Re: 7 Volt regs throughout the honda range

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:49 pm

I wonder if the resistance of the sending unit is the same between bikes? eg;200 ohm at 150 degrees or whatever it measures.I would at least check the book.

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Re: 7 Volt regs throughout the honda range

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:03 pm

This may help.It's from a gl1000.See the pix.
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Re: 7 Volt regs throughout the honda range

Postby Staffy » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:49 am

This is the gauge I've bought to fit to the CX500 http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190167971208&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT
I have no idea what the CX regulator is rated at.

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Re: 7 Volt regs throughout the honda range

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:08 am

The regulator is the same voltage,I question if the temp sending unit has the same resistance/temperature .you can test it prior to install as shown in the pix.

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Re: 7 Volt regs throughout the honda range

Postby BlueThunder » Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:23 pm

virgilmobile wrote:I wonder if the resistance of the sending unit is the same between bikes? eg;200 ohm at 150 degrees or whatever it measures.I would at least check the book.

Yup!

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Re: 7 Volt regs throughout the honda range

Postby nhegge » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:59 am

Is it just me or does that setup look like a garage burner to any one else . :lol:
Folk do burn down their houses deepfrying their turkeys . :shock:
Be Nice 'til it's time to be Not Nice

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Re: 7 Volt regs throughout the honda range

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:30 am

nhegge wrote:Is it just me or does that setup look like a garage burner to any one else . :lol:
Folk do burn down their houses deepfrying their turkeys . :shock:


I thought the same thing when I read that...I think I'd be doing THAT test outside using a camp stove, far away from my house!




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