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the above mentioned motorcycle has the original parts fitted at present and understand they can be a problem. please can you advise alternative replacements.
 

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Reg/rec = Mosfet

Fuel pump = Facet or repair the contacts on the OEM

 

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the above mentioned motorcycle has the original parts fitted at present and understand they can be a problem. please can you advise alternative replacements.
Mactavish, whereabouts in East Sussex are you?

There are a few gremlins which affect AT's, and on your particular model, the electrical items of concern would be;

The fuel pump
The rec/reg
The red connector covering the master fuse.

This does not of course mean they will fail on your bike, but they are things to watch out for.

A recognised upgrade for the rec/reg is to fit a later MOSFET rec/reg. You could source this from another bike and modify the connector to make it fit your bike, or you could fork out and get one that is plug and play replacement.
Another option is to just buy a spare standard rec/reg to fit just in case. A genuine Honda one will cost you £160+ I reckon, but there are much cheaper options.

The recognised fuel pump upgrade is to fit a Facet pump, or again, you could buy a cheaper standard pump as a spare. Facet pumps have also been known to fail.

The red connector failure is common, and there are replacements available.

Are you planning a long journey or doing preventative maintenance?


Good Luck
Bob :thumbup:
 

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and another thing...

WeMoto in Brighton/Hove will have most things you need for your bike, or of course, specialist AT suppliers like Rugged Roads can supply practically anything and offer good advice too.

There's tons of knowledge on this forum, which is still the best resource for Africa Twins, so have a play with the search facility on the forum, although a Google search will usually direct you to an XRV forum page anyway.

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Re: africa twin 750w rec/reg & fuel pump

The oe pumps are very reliable, it's the points under the plastic cap that burn & wear out, ultimately giving problems. Replacement points are easily fitted & cost about £20.
Or fit a facet, lots of discussion as to wether various ones supplied have the correct flow/pressure & wether they don't allow fuel flow when the pump/engine isn't running - facet is a brand & have loads of variants so choose carefully.

Other than what Bob suggests above, check the 3 pin connector where the 3 yellow generator wires plug into the main loom - any corrosion or discolouration of this connector or the wires, chop tye connector out & replace or just solder & heatshrink the wires.

After loads of Hondas over the last 25 years, with supposedly weak charging systems, I've never yet had any charging issues but I do make sure all connectors in the charging system are good, clean & protected from corrosion. Thats just my opinion on the 'problem' and by no means fact.

Maybe fit a voltmeter & carry a spare RR as a precaution?
 
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