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Bosch 12V Regulator for Harley-Davidson motorcycles
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This is a 12V Bosch Regulator for Harley-Davidson motorcycles

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Bosch regulators were the original regulators found on Sportster 65-66 XLH and 65-77 XLCH
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accel makes a solid state regulator that doesn't have the plug, but just the three wires - field, armature and battery - and they are colored appropriately. that would be a better fit for what you need, i think. have you checked the brushes or the armature inside the generator yet? check these threads out...
http://xlforum.net/forums/showthread.php?t=1718208
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http://xlforum.net/forums/showthread.php?t=589224
Been running ACCEL since 1997 on the CH...ZERO problems...
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Mechanicals have been working since the beginning and will continue to work with minor maintenance, Electronic units do function but the only test you have is output, and ALL regulators must be grounded to work properly. XLCH`s with the small bettery used the Bosch , XLH`s with the large battery used the Delco ones
There is a reason S/S electronics replaced mechanical regulators, points and vacuum tube tuners, pre-amps, power amps and everything else electronic.

Solid State is BETTER.....
less maintenance,
lower power consumption,
not as susceptible to vibration,
less heat
not nearly as expensive on initial purchase

As a comparison....

CROWN STUDIO REFERENCE:

780 WPC @8 ohms
20,000 damping factor
.005% inter-modulation distortion
.02% harmonic distortion
120 dba hum/noise (A weighted)

sold for around $4000.00 new


W/E 97-a mono block tube amps

80 WPC
16 damping factor
.05% harmonic distortion

cost?

$61,995.00 a pair
they weigh 330 lbs
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I went through several Bosch regs before going to solid state and have been real happy with my decision. Unlike the Delco Remy regs, Bosch regs are not adjustable.
My choice was to keep the vintage look as much as anything but this outfit has other regulators to choose from.
https://deluxehdrestorations.com/col...tage-regulator
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tube amps are not dead. they have a sound that semi-conductors cannot achieve. i love my peavey tube amps. i do have a hybrid so i can play both sides.
if you want REAL total distortion (hendrix style) then tubes is a must, no electronic algorithm here!
when it comes to shear power, tube can be hard to beat, look at radio station transmitters.
back to subject, i run electronic on my ch and really like it. now you can put electronics inside a vintage can, was going to do this but no one had a smoked one as a donor case.
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and airplanes flown by electronics crash but flown mechanically by cables and chain have a better record. Electronics are wonderful when they work but when they just shut off all hell breaks loose
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and airplanes flown by electronics crash but flown mechanically by cables and chain have a better record. Electronics are wonderful when they work but when they just shut off all hell breaks loose
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I've bounced in and out of this so bear with me but in the back and forth on mechanical or electronic I haven't heard any mention of the diode. I run a 67 with mechanical Accel and you guys have me thinking electronic. Is a diode then in order?
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