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How to install regulator without removing exhaust? (1988)

PostAuthor: g4maroubra » Thu May 16, 2019 11:45 pm

I've currently got my regulator attached to the frame of the bike using zip ties. I've done this because the plate to attach the regulator is found underneath the fuel tank but above the exhaust in a way that i can't remove the old and install the new one without removing the exhaust so far as i know.

Has anyone worked changed their regulator without having to remove the exhaust?

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Re: How to install regulator without removing exhaust? (1988

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Fri May 17, 2019 10:33 am

On that model, it is probably easiest to remove or at least drop down the exhaust.
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Re: How to install regulator without removing exhaust? (1988

PostAuthor: Jake » Fri May 17, 2019 12:32 pm

It appears that some models of the 400 and 535 had them on the frame like yours and others have them mounted behind the passenger foot peg.

I would strongly suggest you permanently mount the R/R somewhere, even if it means relocating it. Zip ties do not insure a good ground and you could end up destroying the new R/R.

There isn't any harm in relocating it as long as you get good air flow over it to help keep it cool.
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Re: How to install regulator without removing exhaust? (1988

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Sat May 18, 2019 11:07 am

Maybe you could relocate with something like this--> https://www.ebay.com/itm/1995-95-YAMAHA ... SwBMpcVLcb
Would definitely make getting at it easier, good heat sink cuz it's cast, and still remain cool since it's mounted behind the rear foot peg. Not 100% sure it would fit, haven't done much checking into it, but looks to have the same bolt pattern. Coarse it would depend on style of your R/R.
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