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post #1 of 8 Old 07-27-2014, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
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Well its 1/2 past summer

How's that Shindengen working in the heat ?
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-27-2014, 09:40 AM
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Well its 1/2 past summer

How's that Shindengen working in the heat ?
It hasn't had a hiccup. There was only one day that reached 90F though. I've only seen one report of a person having a problem with it and I'm not sure it was really an R/R problem.

At this point, I'd only worry if I was running extra lighting on a hot day. My big electrical load is heated gear and the cold air makes up for the extra load. I think I'm ready to declare the SH775 a viable option. It doesn't hurt that it's only a little over $70 from Dirt Cheap Yamaha, Honda, Arctic Cat & Polaris OEM Parts & Accessories Cycle Parts Warehouse with a connector kit from Shindengen FH020AA Mosfet Regulator/Rectifier for $21. Worried touring riders could carry a spare that can be replaced in minutes.

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I'm going to chime in here as well since I seem to be one of the few others running one of these. I can't report regular voltage as measured from the on board voltmeter since it stopped working. But I have checked it a few times and has always been over 14.1 v at idle. I've had it on the bike since October or November of last year. Since then I've put over 10k on the bike. I took the bike on a 23 day trip to AZ and back. It has held up under slow rocky terrain in thin mountain air to the hot desert where it got over 110 degrees. It has also seen regular commuting duty 5 days a week since April excluding that trip which was in my eyes a valuable test in its own right. So far so good. I will be getting another voltmeter to be keeping an eye on things, but for now I'm confident enough to keep running the bike as normal until I find a suitable one.
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post #4 of 8 Old 07-28-2014, 02:54 AM
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The V-Strom's pathetic electrical system is part of a grand tradition that goes back many years. We have the exact same litany of problems over on the vintage Suzuki forum, .

Although I have to admit wandering stator magnets are a relatively recent innovation in electrocrappery... it's a damn good thing the bikes are so much fun to ride.

Anyway, the Polaris series R/R has a lot of fans over on The GS Resources forum, and I haven't heard of any problems at all, other than they're sometimes backordered for a bit (someone at Polaris is probably worried sick trying to figure out why the hell so many ATV regulators are being ordered...). If you dig around, you can even find a thread with temperature readings, oscilloscope traces, and more.

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post #5 of 8 Old 07-28-2014, 06:05 AM Thread Starter
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Almost every cycle manufacturer seems to have similar problems of an overtaxed electrical system. I think that it is the same system always used now burdened with electronic fuel injection, pump,computer, injectors all added

Hurray for Polaris for not gouging like everyone else

It will be on my winter mod list in the mean time light oil filled to the top
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post #6 of 8 Old 07-28-2014, 08:32 AM
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I have only had the sh775 for a few months now in relatively mild temperatures for sub-tropical Australia but it hasnt missed a beat - 14.1V at all times unless the Electrosport stator cant supply it with enough juice. I swapped out the ES stator for an oem stator yesterday and am now getting 14.1V at all the times. The sh775 has been used on day long touring rides and stuck in traffic commuting, rain and shine.
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post #7 of 8 Old 07-29-2014, 12:41 AM
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Good to hear. I will be installing mine soon, along with and ADVmonster voltmeter. Weather has been too nice for wrenching.
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-29-2014, 07:48 PM
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Got about 4000 miles on mine. No problems at all.

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