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D5 horn and rectifier mountings
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tridentperu
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November 23, 2020 - 10:49 am
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Hi,

I am currently resoring a D5 dual seat model and am at a loss where the horn and recifier mount? Both are the original items, a HF150 horn and a dinnner plate Wipac rectifier ( which may or may not work....).

I think the horn may mount on the stud that is directly under the seat support on the left hand side, so would be inside the side panel. I have the original 90 degree horn mounting bracket

Any clues gratefully received, or a pic of the underseat arrangement, even better

Thanks

Jim

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November 23, 2020 - 2:36 pm
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Hi Jim and a very warm welcome to the Forum. I'm sure some of our D5 owners will be along shortly to help you out. 

In the meantime, you will find just about everything you could ever want on the Forum via the FAQs and technical sections;  ** Please log in to view **

It's also a good idea to do a little intro in the "Introduce Yourself" section as it helps us all to understand each others abilities/requirements 🙂

Have a really good nose around the forum and enjoy yourself. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

Good Luck!

All the best,

Stewart

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hi  Jim   as  you say  the horn  hangs  from  the  near side   rubber toped  seat  serport       the large  rectyfier  is  unlikely  to be eny  good  it  bolts onto  the  middle  bent bracket  on  the changgard     its  usly  best  to  fit  a new  bridge  rectyfier   about  £ 4.50   

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Hi,

Thank you - I figured that was where the horn had to go but had never considered the chainguard as the spot for the rectifier! Having fitted the chainguard again there is a spare bracket hanging in mid air behind the side panel that doesn't do anything else, so that is the one!

As you say I will almost certainly fit a modern rectifier as I doubt the Wipac one will be up to much - pres when you mean a bridge rectifier you mean the little square solid state jobs?

J

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tridentperu said
... when you mean a bridge rectifier you mean the little square solid state jobs?

That's right, a silicon rectifier bridge, as opposed to the old selenium ones (also known as rectum fryers from their position below the rider's rear and their tendency to burst into flames). You may also want to consider going for a combined rectifier/regulator, for reasons which have been discussed at great length previously.

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Hi Jim. As Cocorico says, there has been a on of discussion on this topic. Take a deep breath and have a look through this lotthumbs-up

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Thanks all,

Had a look through the reg/rectifier posts, I think I'll try it with just the rectifier and rely on the old resistor wire in the harness to stop it boiling the battery or blowing the bulbs up. If it does either of these things then I'll reconsider!!

J

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