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So I'm trying to clean up the bike and I'm not sure what this part is used for. I'm in the process of printing out the manual but was wondering if anyone can tell me what it's used for. It looks like it bridges all of the connections but it's insulated through the middle.

Also while I'm here my bike didn't come with an ignition at all, the PO took it off to get a key made and it's somewhere in his garage. I want to just connect a switch to it just so that I can get it running. Anyone have pic's of their switched and where they are mounted?

 

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Looks like a rectifier for a Super Hawk:



31700-268-000
Rectifier Fits All CB72 Hawk,
CB77 Super Hawk
 

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Yup, that's the rectifier for most of the pre-1970 models and maybe some after that.
 

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Can I swap it out with something smaller? I see there is one on ebay that is smaller off of a 99 rebel. If not I'll try and mount it along the side of the battery.
 

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Gear Dog said:
Can I swap it out with something smaller? I see there is one on ebay that is smaller off of a 99 rebel. If not I'll try and mount it along the side of the battery.
Give this guy a call or email. He sells a simple, quality product that many early Honda owners have had success with. Additionally, read through his web site for a good description of how all this stuff works.

http://www.oregonmotorcycleparts.com/rectifiers.html
 

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MNellis said:
Gear Dog said:
Can I swap it out with something smaller? I see there is one on ebay that is smaller off of a 99 rebel. If not I'll try and mount it along the side of the battery.
Give this guy a call or email. He sells a simple, quality product that many early Honda owners have had success with. Additionally, read through his web site for a good description of how all this stuff works.

http://www.oregonmotorcycleparts.com/rectifiers.html
i agree. i have some Oregon stuff on my 500 now, and it's rock solid.
 

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Thanks for the replies guys. Although I don't need a new one I want to replace it with something a little more compact. I found this cool $50 mod thread and they had a $3 radio shack rectifier I want to try. This looks like the same part the guy sells but he puts a harness plug on it. I plan on just replacing the terminals on the existing wires.
Here is the thread it's about half way down the page.
http://dotheton.com/index.php?topic=649 ... 1#msg56831
 

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Here's what I did for my 360 and about to do it for my 750:

I went to Radio Shack and bought the diode for about $4.


I cut an oem rectifier plug off an old wiring harness:


Then I pushed the terminals out with a small screwdriver:


This is the plug disassembled:


The terminals fit perfectly onto the diode terminals:


I put plastic terminal protectors on the spades, and added bullet terminals to the other ends. Then some heat shrink wrap from Harbor Frieght. I'll need to cut the plug off the wire harness and put some female ends on so this will plug in to it:


For the 750 though I'm going to find some new spade connectors for the rectifier side so I can keep the original plug on the harness.
 

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The 750's use a SIX diode bridge rectifier.......That one only contains FOUR diodes....
 

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66Sprint said:
The 750's use a SIX diode bridge rectifier.......That one only contains FOUR diodes....
DOH! I hadn't gotten that far... thanks for the heads up.
 
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