1098 Mosfet Regulator Installation

Discussion in '848 / 1098 / 1198' started by Robarano, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. one early sign that could mean (O.E.M.) Regulator is about to fail is dashboard lights flickering on and off, usually when bike has warmed up/been running 10 mins or more.
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  2. That MOSFET regulator looks the same as is standard on my ZX10R, even the same connectors.
  3. More than likely but we'er talking Ducati electrics here :joy: Andy
  4. The ones installed on Ducatis produce higher quality electrickery. Everybody knows that. :thinkingface:
  5. Apologies if I'm asking a question that's been asked before'
    Re regulators, I'm rebuilding my 1098s and the connectors for the regulator are fried. While I could replace the connectors I wanted to ask if anyone has any advice on the regulator, should I replace it as I've read in a few places it's a known weak link.
    Then what should I replace it with, are MOSFET reg's OK with std battery or should I go for a Li (the battery needs replacing too)
  6. if you have fried connectors already then Regulator replacement would be a matter of course for me because it will already have almost certainly been working overtime as a result of the problem be it high-resistance in loom/connectors or regulator itself. You can replace the std regulator with a Shindengen Mosfet equivalent with no need to upgrade anything else. You can pick them up (you need the short "Triumph" lead ideally) as a kit new for around £120 approx but I have used 3 secondhand so far for around £30 (plus £20 for above loom).
    There are many places you could choose to fit it, and moving to a cooler site (as Rob above) is a popular one but you will need a bespoke longer loom for that route. You can fit it in almost the same place as std by using a D.I.Y. shadow/adaptor plate. As you already have damaged connectors then this might lend itself to mounting in a cooler place as above, as you have to replace connectors (and possibly melted loom?) anyway.
    #26 Chris, Nov 6, 2019 at 1:28 PM
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  7. Will PM you about a regulator
  8. If you go for a UK manufactured MOFSET type from Electrex World https://www.electrexworld.co.uk/ you will still find they will not warranty their units if used with a Lithium Battery - this is due to what the industry calls 'Thermal Events'
    I would consider re siting into better airflow if you really wanted a Lithium Battery too...
  9. Having read some of the other posts today on Litium batteries I think I'll not go there. Already got my hands full putting the bike back together which has ended up as a "nut and bolt" rebuild
  10. Look what you've done @Exige You've scared Jonesy. :(
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  11. It's a very emotive subject apparently :thinkingface: some daren't even read the posts :joy::joy::joy::joy::joy:

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