Has your voltage regulator failed? Did you move it for better airflow?
It has failed twice for me. This is my third regulator. I drilled out venting holes in my pan to allow air to circulate.
Both regulators were replaced under warranty (original Ducati).
So far, so good.
After the second one failed, then I made the holes.Did the second one fail before or after the holes for venting was done?
Did you vent holes after the second one crapped out?
I was going to do what JC did because I thought it was s simple elegant solution. I took the pan off to cut it and wanting the hole to be as close to perfect as possible I tried to trace it. I realizes it would be difficult to do on the inside and decided to do it on the underside. I got the bright idea to drill out the brass hex inserts do I could do this and as I was mounting it to the underside it occurred to me I was actually almost finished. I just drilled a one inch hole in the pan so the wires could not go back up into the under seat cavity.Failed as i was on a very busy 16 wheeler infested Socal Freeway.
Nothing like a 16 wheeler bearing down on you as the bike starts to sputter and slow.
Had it replaced under extended warranty (western)
Cut the pan and flipped the R/R over.
So Far so good
thanks for this info.. I was able to get one off eBay with that part number delivered for under $30.. it looks brand new (no scuffs where the mounting screws would normally rub against it) just plugged it in and checked the voltage when running and it's not DOA. Looks like I've got a spare now.According to the Repair Order here is what went on my PS:
Part Number: 54040191A
Description: Regulator 999B/03
Sounds like you bought a recalled 1098 unit..... which I have seen people selling. Toss it in the can now and save yourself some problems down the road.thanks for this info.. I was able to get one off eBay with that part number delivered for under $30.. it looks brand new (no scuffs where the mounting screws would normally rub against it) just plugged it in and checked the voltage when running and it's not DOA. Looks like I've got a spare now.
One thing I noticed.. this one has shorter wires (by maybe 4") than my original R/R, which is good because it means less wires to tuck under the seat - but I don't think it would work for those people who want to relocate it to the front of the bike.