The best cure for most of the rectifier problems is to move it (if you have a Funduro anyway). As BMW in their wisdom put it under the seat on a plastic mudguard. It was designed to be able to dissipate heat which does not happen under a seat mounted on plastic mudguard.
There's plenty of advice about this
Been there and had a look. That is how I found out about the Shindengen alternatives.H Steve,
what model F650 do you have ?
if it's pre 2000 (funduro/strata ) VR 's were suspect, over heated, failed , could this be yours, insulation hardening etc? Check battery voltage , static and running should max out about 14.4V! If more its goosed.
If post 2000- single/twin spark then unusual, as VR and generator up rated , 280 watt to 400 watts
Look at Wayne’s Crossroadz site - https://www.f650gs.crossroadz.com.au/VRegulator.html
it's very informative :deal:
Yes as mike said this looks like a good place and would love to hear how it is working out for you too.Whilst dealing with a starting problem and the above overheated wiring, I decided to re-site the VR. The attached shows my take on the job. Couldn't see the point of hacking the snorkel and burying it another dark corner. View attachment 35426 View attachment 35434 View attachment 35442
The only cut was in the plastic under-tray that hides the expansion tank. I made two cuts, folded up the plastic tab that resulted and used that to tie-wrap the wires in place. Extended the wiring loom wires with kit bought from a local car parts outlet.
I don't know yet if I have solved the original starting problem, but it runs, the VR is giving the right numbers and one more job off the "A round tuit" job list.