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Old 01-17-2012, 01:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Voltage regulator on a 2001 RMK 800

I'll bet "BC Dan" knows this one...?
Last year, I was having issues with my bulbs burning out and finally all the lights including the lights on the tach and speedo went out. Turned out to be a bad ground from the hood over to the plug just in front of the chain case.
I'm having a similar problem now. My low beam burned out and the bulb only has about 6 hours on it. I'm getting a fluctuation in the lights depending on motor speed (more so than normal) while the motor itself runs just fine. I'm thinking it's the voltage regulator? I can't seem to find it to test the voltage coming out or to replace it.
Anyone have a different diagnosis or know where it is? The dealer says it's by the right foot but I don't see it there. I don't want to have to trace all the wires by looking at the wiring schematic if I can avoid it.
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There should be a small black box attached to the front of the foot rest on ther mag side, by the brake assembly and oil jug, it should have yellow and brown wires from it,
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There should be a small black box attached to the front of the foot rest on ther mag side, by the brake assembly and oil jug, it should have yellow and brown wires from it,
Hope this helps
That's what the dealer told me as well but I'm not seeing it there. I guess I'll have to start tracing wires.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It will be on the steering support frame just behind the chain case and above the foot well.
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