The other day I picked up a brand new Honda R/R via a friend from Rick’s Motorsport Electrics. The old regulator/rectifier on the bike had been put on sometime in the last few years and came from a completely different bike. It works but I thought I might as well put the real deal back on my bike. The other R/R is now in my trunk as a spare in case of problem on the road.
The new R/R behaves differently than the other R/R. Now my voltage stays at 14.1 volts no matter how much electrical heated clothing I have running (while the engine is above 3000 RMP). At idle the bike stays happily in the 12 volt area and doesn’t dip below like the old R/R did. I think this new one is a lot better than the old. Hopefully I will get many thousands of miles out of it without incident.