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finally changing regulator.. wiring confusing

I bought the Rick's mosfet, but there are only the 3 stator wires.. (self explanatory..) then the 2 red wires, and 2 black wires coming from it.. that leaves the top center wire.. brown to the plug, and orange/blue stripe (I think) that goes to "tail light 3" in the ignition switch plug up front.. WTH is THAT for..??

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Reference voltage .... So the regulator can tell the rectifier to start rectifying....
That's my " i dunno?¿ But I stayed in a holiday inn last night " answer.
You big handed Marine... You need to get you some electronical edumaction, so you can splaine some of this stuff to me.....

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Brown is your reference line. Not needed with the Ricks unit, or so I've read numerous times.


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Reference voltage .... So the regulator can tell the rectifier to start rectifying....
That's my " i dunno?¿ But I stayed in a holiday inn last night " answer.
You big handed Marine... You need to get you some electronical edumaction, so you can splaine some of this stuff to me.....


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Brown is your reference line. Not needed with the Ricks unit, or so I've read numerous times.

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however (comma)... WTH is a flippin "reference line"...???

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however (comma)... WTH is a flippin "reference line"...???
I believe it's a test line to check voltage.
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I believe its an 0878 premium line number £1.50 / min from a BT line....:) talk dirty to Lucy Leather so I am told lol.
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The reference line takes the voltage of the system and tells the rectifier/regulator to output more/less voltage per system requirement.

We covered this once before I believe....

The reason it's on the tail light circuit is because the voltage requirement changes when you hit the brakes/blinkers....this notes that change in requirement and the regulator puts out more juice to compensate for the increased load on the system. The rest of the bikes circuits, with exception to ignition (controlled by the IC Ignitor circuit) are pretty constant, except when you hit your high beams. The brakes/blinkers are the only other real variable on the system.

I assume the ricks is just a balls to the walls unit, or it pulls reference internally to determine demand. I'm betting the latter, but have not looked inside so...It's an assumption really.

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The reference line takes the voltage of the system and tells the rectifier/regulator to output more/less voltage per system requirement.

We covered this once before I believe....

The reason it's on the tail light circuit is because the voltage requirement changes when you hit the brakes/blinkers....this notes that change in requirement and the regulator puts out more juice to compensate for the increased load on the system. The rest of the bikes circuits, with exception to ignition (controlled by the IC Ignitor circuit) are pretty constant, except when you hit your high beams. The brakes/blinkers are the only other real variable on the system.

I assume the ricks is just a balls to the walls unit, or it pulls reference internally to determine demand. I'm betting the latter, but have not looked inside so...It's an assumption really.

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INDEED..!! but how does one know for certain...???

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Put your tongue on it and pull the brake lever. If the shock gets bigger, it's working.


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the brown wire is just an ignition voltage reference circuit, the previous regulator required an external reference where as the new one is self referencing ......

if you wanna know why internaly referenced then there has to be beer or bacon sent my way

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if you wanna know why internaly referenced then there has to be beer or bacon sent my way
Sorry, I just finished off the bacon....and am bouts to finish off the beer. Maybe next time.


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well I feel smarter now.....or maybe its gas...

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the brown wire is just an ignition voltage reference circuit, the previous regulator required an external reference where as the new one is self referencing ......

if you wanna know why internaly referenced then there has to be beer or bacon sent my way
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well I feel smarter now.....or maybe its gas...
mebbe so.. however.. I am not so much..

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