After having shopped around for a reg/rec, both localy and online i choose dennis kirk .com. the part was exactly what i asked for... no hassles...i have been a customer for a few years now and have no complaints(way to go guys!) great quality and a steller selection what more can anyone ask for.
After determining the battery and stator were good I purchased this to solve my charging problem. Went in well on my 93 virago 1100. The charging sytem is working now. I recently purchased RIck's starter clutch and have been satisfied with that as well. They seem to be good quality significantly less expensive than dealership parts.
I purchased the Rick's Regulator/Rectifier. It comes without any documentation at all so don't expect any. The plugs and the color coding of the wires were perfect. On my Suzuki GS850L it required longer screws to install than the original part (another $1.40# but everything works well. I changed out the stater at the same time #also a Rick's, and with no documentation at all). I'm happy with the products and the fit. It was strange to not have any documentation at all. The Reg/Rec was color coded and the stater wasn't.
My '87 Yamaha XV535 Virago was putting out ~18volts to the battery - time for a rectifier-regulator replacement. I located the Ricks Motorsports version at 1/5 the cost of the Yamaha unit. The unit was the same size as the Yamaha, but one of the screw holes was mis-drilled and I had to ream it out with a Dremel tool in order to get the screw to go through straight (the built-in washers on the Yamaha's screw was catching on the raised part of the regulator as the hole was too close to it). Also, the unit included zero installation notes, other than "check your stator to ensure it is not grounded", as labeled on a sticker on the box. On a positive note, the plugs fit great with the Yamaha's and voltage is now ~14VDC. It would've been nice if thermal compound and dielectric grease were included with the rectifier-regulator.
I purchased this product along with the appropriate stator. I received them in 3 days and were installed the next day.Service was fast and I am very satisfied with the products. I reccomend these products.
good fit works well I have got 3 all together seams to last about 1 season have had to replace every spring so keep a spare with me so if it goes will have it to install to get home can usaully tell when main fuse blows I have an 93 yamaha virago 750
Used less than 4 months, and about 2k miles later, it's completely dead, giving no more than 12.4V. Stator and wiring all checked out fine, battery was new too. Needless to say, the battery never get charged, and left me stranded in the worst time possible. Bike is an 81 Suzuki gs400. Better off with an universal one for half the price elsewhere. This is the worst purchase ever.