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Old 28 Aug 2013
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honda xl700V regulator rectifier

Hi Folks!

Does the new Honda Transalp XL700 has a regulator rectifier? I know that the 600 and 650 has for sure!

I'm asking this because I looking for buying a spare one for my one and I can't find anywhere.

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I can't think of a bike that DOESN'T have one !!

However, it might be integrated into another component such as the stator/alternator.

Phone your Honda dealer and ask them.
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You are right mate! My mistake, it has one and cost £230 on Honda dealer.

I know that the regulator rectifier was a big weak point for Honda motorcycles, specially for the ones built until 2005. For Transalps 600 and 650, is highly recommended to have a spare one for long trips across the world, and they are quite affordable, you can find it for £70 pounds on ebay, but what about the new XL700V? Does it come with a more reliable regulator rectifier? I would like to know about it, because, I can't find aftermarket ones on ebay or anywhere, just with Honda for the high price of £230 pounds.
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Found it!

Shindengen FH020AA Mosfet Regulator/Rectifier
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Found here even cheaper, Honda XL 700 VA9 Transalp (ABS) 09 Regulator Rectifier - by Electrex Parts at Wemoto - The UK's No.1 On-Line Motorcycle Parts Retailer
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We have an Africa Twin XRV 750 RD07a and a Transalp XL700VA RD13. Whilst my AT rectifier has been replaced by a MOSFET rectifier, I do not see the necessity to do the same on Missus´ Transalp, as there are virtually zero reports on a blown rectifier on that model (which, in case of the RD07, was known to kill the electrics on the bike and cook the battery) and I have never felt the necessity to take a spare on long trips. The rectifier is behind the left rear fairing.

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