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Hi everyone. This is my first motorcycle and I am going to be changing out the rectifier today. I picked up the one from radioshack and am ready to start soldering. my question- im sure that the order matters on the rectifier should i just keep the same order as the original? and does it matter what post i start on on the rectifier?

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YES!..... A rectifier is a "bridge" of diodes which ARE directional..... match your new rectifier's schematic (not its physical appearance) to the orientation shown on the Honda schematic ... ( hint: use the "arrows" in each diode as the flow direction) Think of all the "arrows' as pointing the "path" towards the red/white wire.........
 

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all set! thank you for your help everything's soldered nice and heat shrinked. I have heard that a lot of people running these cb/ cls run without a voltage regulator do you recommend this?
 

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Not unless you constantly check the battery fluid level, and don't mind replacing your battery more often.......Anything over the 14.2 volts the regulator limits the re-charging voltage to is likely to "cook" the battery...... I run the regs.....
 

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i really appreciate your help. This is my first bike and it has been a learning process. I had just recently found this site (thank god!)..
 

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Honda used the same regulator on 175's, 200's, 350's, 360's, and 450's, (twin cylinder bikes) so one should be easy to locate.... :D
 
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