1985 GL1200 Ltd Regulator


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1985 GL1200 Ltd Regulator

Postby Rednaxs60 » Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:41 pm



Have read a lot of the threads and compiled a list of projects to do to make the bike more trouble free. The regulator is discussed on occasion. I rewired a 30 foot Uniflite years back and used Balmar electrical components, specifically the BALMAR ARS-5 12 Volt Regulator. t's a 3 stage regulator and quite robust, and a bit pricey, but it has been stated you get what you pay for. I do not need to replace my regulator, but if I did, would a unit like this work with the stator considering the stator puts out max power all the time. Cheers.

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Re: 1985 GL1200 Ltd Regulator

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:38 pm

Rednaxs60 wrote:Have read a lot of the threads and compiled a list of projects to do to make the bike more trouble free. The regulator is discussed on occasion. I rewired a 30 foot Uniflite years back and used Balmar electrical components, specifically the BALMAR ARS-5 12 Volt Regulator. t's a 3 stage regulator and quite robust, and a bit pricey, but it has been stated you get what you pay for. I do not need to replace my regulator, but if I did, would a unit like this work with the stator considering the stator puts out max power all the time. Cheers.

Ernest


No. That regulator is intended to work with a standard adjustable-field alternator. It monitors voltage and has field outputs to adjust the alternator output, in order to adjust voltage. With a fixed-magnet stator, there is no field coil, so this type of alternator won't work.

The best aftermarket regulator available is the Shindengen FH020AA. Be careful, there are lots of Chinese-made counterfeit versions of this regulator available that are of inferior quality. The link I provided here is directly to the manufacturer's site on Amazon.

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Re: 1985 GL1200 Ltd Regulator

Postby Rednaxs60 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:25 pm

WingAdmin - Thanks for the info, thought I'd throw it out there. Should work with the alternator conversion if one were to do it, and as long as the alternator requires and external regulator. Cheers

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Re: 1985 GL1200 Ltd Regulator

Postby Rednaxs60 » Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:18 pm

WingAdmin - checked out the Shindengen FH020AA on Amazon.CA. It is $229.00 here in Canada and the supplier is just up the road a bit in Courtney, BC. Will keep it on the radar. Cheers

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