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500 T C

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Reposition of Rectifier?
« on: February 15, 2022, 05:58:04 PM »
            Got a slight problem,looked all over the forum but could not find an answer.
    Iam fitting a new Mikuni 38 carb to my 1985 xbr 500.Unfortunately the control cables ,throttle,choke,enter the top of the carb.The rectifier sits right on the top where the cables go.Has anyone had experience,of this problem and where would you locate the rectifier and would the wirig need to be modified?

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Re: Reposition of Rectifier?
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2022, 10:24:00 PM »
hi 500 tc i have done the same thing on a project but i not sure if you using a airbox as im not i made up some brackets to raise the rec a couple of mill and it just clears the carb top and you will  have to file a little tunnel  in the frame over the carb top for the cabel to have a clear run
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Re: Reposition of Rectifier?
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2022, 10:25:15 PM »
another pic

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Re: Reposition of Rectifier?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2022, 10:30:31 PM »
ooops that photo came up by mistake it should have been of the carb

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Re: Reposition of Rectifier?
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2022, 10:05:27 AM »
You should have no problems moving the rectifier, there should be enough slack on the cable to move it to behind the right hand side panel, you will have to make a mount for it with a bit of metal sheet, or you can make a pigtail extension to plug between the loom and the rectifier and then you can stick it anywhere

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Re: Reposition of Rectifier?
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2022, 12:12:21 PM »
Tommy, looking good! How about a thread for your build in the project section? 👍😎
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Re: Reposition of Rectifier?
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2022, 12:14:51 PM »
Tommy, looking good! How about a thread for your build in the project section? 👍😎
Yes I was just about to say/ask the very same question Matt. More photos please Tommy 👍

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Re: Reposition of Rectifier?
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2022, 01:06:42 PM »
yeah i will put up a full report on this project soon bit awakard now still on crutches  :( tommy

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Re: Reposition of Rectifier?
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2022, 02:12:14 PM »
yeah i will put up a full report on this project soon bit awakard now still on crutches  :( tommy
Why do you type with your feet Tommy 😉👍
Look forward to looking at them and reading what you’ve done etc. It certainly looks a nice project/bike. Take it easy on them crutches and don’t forget the physio when you’re allowed to get some 👍
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Re: Reposition of Rectifier?
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2022, 02:37:29 PM »
ha yeah i wil lbe painting christmas cards with my feet next   ;D ;D i have to get the bike off the bench a get some decent photos not able yet    tommy

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Re: Reposition of Rectifier?
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2022, 02:42:07 PM »
Look forward to them 👍

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Re: Reposition of Rectifier?
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2022, 05:04:55 PM »
I'd forgotten about your 2nd run of bad luck. Are you healing up well, Tommy?🤞
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Re: Reposition of Rectifier?
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2022, 06:54:07 PM »
yes healing up ok ish  then this ,i have not had a bike accident in 25 years(42 years on bikes now) then 2 bad ones in a year and a half ,i was thinking of packing in the bikes for about a day ,but i,ll keep at it  ;D tommy

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Re: Reposition of Rectifier?
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2022, 10:50:17 AM »
              Getting back to topic,thankyou Tommy and Jools for the help,I will have a go at this ,and see what gives.

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Re: Reposition of Rectifier?
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2022, 11:09:35 PM »
Keeping the faith, Tommy! 👍😎

500 T C - good luck with the R/R. If you don't do brackets, you might consider some quality hook and loop tape on the right side of the airbox if there's room. It's very strong if you clean the surfaces with acetone first.

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