GSXR rectifier/regulator in an SV 650

Ernest Montague afm199 at earthlink.net
Mon May 12 17:57:34 PDT 2008


yep I use gen two on my gen one


On May 12, 2008, at 5:49 PM, Jim Stewart wrote:

> As we've learned over the years, the rectifier/regulator in the SV 650 
> is a weak link. Mine has never failed, but it's never charged the 
> battery fully either. Depending on ambient temperature my battery 
> would charge at about 11.6 to 12.7 volts. This guaranteed that the 
> poor thing never got more than about 80% charged.
>
> Enough of that. I found a GSXR 750 regulator (5 wire type) on flea bay 
> cheap. Changed the connectors to match the SV harness - the 3 yellow 
> wires (white on the SV) could be removed from the GSXR connector and 
> plugged directly into the SV connector. The remaining two, ground and 
> +12, required splicing and soldering.
>
> Much better! Now my battery charges at 12.6 to 13.8 volts depending on 
> RPM and temperature.
>
> The new regulator is bigger - a tight fit. It requires a mounting 
> plate.
>
>
> Here's the stock installation: 
> http://www.strappe.com/pics/sv650/sv_reg1.jpg
>
> The mounting plate: http://www.strappe.com/pics/sv650/sv_reg2.jpg
>
> The new regulator installed: 
> http://www.strappe.com/pics/sv650/sv_reg3.jpg
>
> I had to trim the heatsink fins for clearance: 
> http://www.strappe.com/pics/sv650/sv_reg4.jpg
>
> Now I can run my heated grips and charge the battery too...
>
> -js
>
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> http://www.strappe.com
>
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