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I have a 1986 Ninja 1000R. I love the bike, but it is getting harder and harder to find parts for it. The other day I was riding along, and the bike just plain quit. I tried to restart, but there was no juice left in the battery. The battery was brand new only a couple of months ago, so I knew that it must be something to do with the alternator. After some tests with a mechanic, we confirmed that the voltage regulator had gone bad. I called our local Kawasaki shop and they want $260.00 for this little part.

The question I have is: Has anyone successfully repaired their voltage regulator? It looks like a standard part that just need to be de-soldered, and replaced. I went down to our local electronics shop and found a regulator that looks identical, but I do not know the specs off of the one that I have. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Have you tried BikeBandit.com??

Well, about fixing the regular, depending were the problem is, you may be able to do it.

Have you tested de diodes? Do you know how they work?

Are you sure it is the regulator and not one of the alternator coils??
 
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