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Hi Guys,
Just wondering if anybody has had any experience with regulator/rectifiers bought off ebay.
A mechanic just told me it would be $180 for a new one yet i see them on ebay for roughly $40.

Any help would be appreciated.
 
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Eclipze is out of stock permanently :-/ I also hit him up recently about these. I was going to look on ebay for one but I am a bit hesitant.

I think for $40 it would be worth a try though. If it died on a long journey it would be the worst case, and a new battery would be another bad case.

Any other damage a faulty reg/rec could do?

If the ebay ones work, money well spent, if not, worth a shot is my opinion.
 
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Eclipze said:
Yeah... unfortunately none left. No getting any more, as I nearly lost my money bringing in the last lot. I have made subsequent inquiries and looked for alternatives... but nothing I'm happy with yet.
Whats your opinion on the ebay recs mate?
 

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Whats your opinion on the ebay recs mate?
Good and bad. As with anything, you tend to hear mostly bad reports with such parts, simply because it typical people only speak about it because it's an issue. Rather than those blissfully unaware people, that installed it and forgot about it, because it's no longer a problem.

Otherwise... it's difficult to say. There could be some good ones hit the market then a period of bad ones. Pretty cheap, so keep that in mind. Ideally, if it failed you'd take it back for a replacement. But I wouldn't expect any such service from an ebayer in China... typically they just ignore those emails - unless perhaps you can threaten with negative feedback and they care enough hahaa...

You could always consider the chances that buying 2 or 3 of them worst case, you'd still be ahead of the $180 Honda ones... if it come to that. Heck... buy 2 at the same time... if the first works good for a month, sell the other on ebay or here. If you want to spend more, then perhaps one off a different bike would be the next cost effective choice.
 

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hey cant you do a swap with the older R1's??


i remeber reading that it was almost a straight swap
 

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The FH012 is rather large compared to the CBR250s reg/rec. I've been looking for supply of the FH008 models, which is the 35A version and would be a very good replacement for the CBR250's and also my 675. But the manufacturer has ignored my emails. I've only gotten through to one office so far, which direct me back to them. Found 2 other Chinese manufactures of reg/rec's that could possibly suit the job, but they haven't responded either. Given me the shits. I've even briefly looked at making my own synchronized bridge rectifier design (full FET design, not half design), that would out perform these... but I doubt I could justify the development time.
 

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Hi guys,
Thanks for all the advice. I can definately see where you're coming from Eclipze. I'm goning to give ebays a go. Wether it be a good result or bad result i will update the post so future people will have a reference.
Hopefully it if its gonna crap out prematurely it holds out until Eclipze hears back from one of those manufacturers.
Good luck with it mate and thanks again.
 

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Update on Ebay reg/recs

6 months on and my $40 regulator rectifier is still going. i've ridden the bike almost every weekend and it has averaged at about 100 km's per weekend. I think this is a pretty good gauge.

Eclipze i hope you have managed to track down a supplier so we dont have to play the little game of Russian roulette with our weekends out on the bike (there is nothing like the feeling of your engine losing power as the reg/rec craps out on you).

Thanks again for all the advise guys.
Cheers,
Mitch
 
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