Mosfet Regulators.

trumpet

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The VFR1200F already has a MOSFET regulator, and it also shows 14.2V at idle tickover. Unusual for a Honda, some don't charge at tick over. My Blackbird and NC750x comes to mind and probably plenty of other models.
 

PAD

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Do you know the model number of that R/R? I know Shindengen have more recently been making items that address charging at low rpm. It’s in order to meet ever increasing demands of sensors, management and monitoring systems, etc.
 

BikerBarry

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From the photo I posted of my 2006 CBR600F, you can see the volts are 14.1 with the bike on fast idle from a cold start-up.

Don't ask me what make of R/R.
 

pete0034

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I have fitted a Gammatronix LED battery level and charging monitor. I installed mine very prominently, on the top surface of the near side lower fairing panel, but there would be plenty of other potential locations.
Hi Pad
What if any is the difference,to the sparkbright one i have fitted ? . Never understood what it was telling me
 

PAD

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I have no experience of the Sparkbright unit, but they appear to be much the same thing (maybe even the same LED but with different electronics?) and the same price. The Gammatronix motorcycle unit indicates fewer conditions (so less chance of confusion I guess?) but it also switches to a lower power mode to indicate battery levels when the ignition is switched off, rather than needing to cover it to avoid significant battery discharge over time, unlike the Sparkbright, according to their website at least.

I think either will do the job admirably. If I was storing the bike for a long period (like several months plus), I think I’d be inclined to disconnect anyway.
 

pete0034

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I have no experience of the Sparkbright unit, but they appear to be much the same thing (maybe even the same LED but with different electronics?) and the same price. The Gammatronix motorcycle unit indicates fewer conditions (so less chance of confusion I guess?) but it also switches to a lower power mode to indicate battery levels when the ignition is switched off, rather than needing to cover it to avoid significant battery discharge over time, unlike the Sparkbright, according to their website at least.

I think either will do the job admirably. If I was storing the bike for a long period (like several months plus), I think I’d be inclined to disconnect anyway.
I have mine connected,via finks loom,so it only works with Ign on .
 

joemcd

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I have mine connected to the ignition switch wire before the loom connector block.The closest switched live wire to the battery.
 

Cornish monkeyboy

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hello ,
I Have bench tested that misfit MOSFET thing I picked up off eBay it offered less resistance and more efficient rectification. I've not put it on the bike yet though I will do that when I get a dry day.
Not recommending it yet still don't trust it
 

skyerae

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I am quite interested in fitting the Riorand digital voltmeter but BikerBarry mentioned he connected it via a Fink Harness. From recollection are these made up by a member on this forum?
 

BikerBarry

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I thought everybody knew of Fink, the "Highland Medic".

Seriously, I don't think he makes the harness anymore (let's see if Murray responds ?).
It was a simple device to get auxiliary power using existing connectors, thus avoiding cutting into the original harness.
I've attached a schematic to show what I've done. You can still do it but would mean splicing into a suitable wire to achieve ignition switch-on.Honda CBR600F 12v auxiliary power schematic.jpg
 

Cornish monkeyboy

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That’s what I did on mine to make a switched live I used small gauge wire to operate the relay and uncrimped the original connector and soldered the wires together keeping the loom intact and original plug too. Did have dashcam but they were not waterproof FLeBay stuff is always a gamble.
 
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