Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

Sign Up

Voltage Regulator Recall

Discussion in 'Technical Bulletins and Recalls' started by Gas Man, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. Gas Man

    Gas Man Cool isn't cheap
    Supporting Member Calendar Participant

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    15,047
    Likes Received:
    314
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Metro Detoilet
    Fibersnake first posted and has a pick or link of the recall.

    I spoke with Bob at BDM (the new Scott who was the new Ron). He was great with helping out with a problem I had. But anyway, on this subject.

    The VR recall effects all 2005 and some 2006 dogs. There is a HUGE and LONG back order on the VR. So if yours is one, the sooner you get in the claim the better.

    Here's how you find out if you're VR is a bad dog.

    Remove the 2 - 7/16" hex bolts holding up the VR under the front motor mount. Of coarse this is on my 2006 chopper so location may vary.

    [​IMG]
    Then look at the back of the VR. There will be 3 rows of numbers/letters. On the third row the first two numbers

    04 & 05 = bad dog
    06 and greater = good dog

    [​IMG]
    As you can see because I had my VR replaced in March of this year I'm all good!

    Hope it helps.
     
    #1 Gas Man, Aug 31, 2007
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2007
  2. Oscar Maldonado

    Calendar Participant

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    5,843
    Likes Received:
    199
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Louisiana
    My Bike(s):
    04' Pitbull
    First Name:
    Oscar
    :eek:

    Lookin' kind of dirty down there.

    :lol: :lol: Just kiddin':D
     
  3. Gas Man

    Gas Man Cool isn't cheap
    Supporting Member Calendar Participant

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    15,047
    Likes Received:
    314
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Metro Detoilet
    Thanks Oscar... I was thinkin the same thing!!
     
  4. Gas Man

    Gas Man Cool isn't cheap
    Supporting Member Calendar Participant

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    15,047
    Likes Received:
    314
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Metro Detoilet
    The info from Fibersnake...
     
  5. kickstart

    kickstart Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Messages:
    3,196
    Likes Received:
    1,197
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    TN
    My Bike(s):
    52 Pan,05 Bulldog, 07 K9
    First Name:
    Pat
    Gas, what happened to Scott??
     
  6. kickstart

    kickstart Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Messages:
    3,196
    Likes Received:
    1,197
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    TN
    My Bike(s):
    52 Pan,05 Bulldog, 07 K9
    First Name:
    Pat

    I was thinking we need skid plates! :)
     
  7. Raywood

    Raywood The Pirate
    Staff Member Supporting Member Calendar Participant

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2007
    Messages:
    17,384
    Likes Received:
    719
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Rainbow, CA
    My Bike(s):
    2014 KMW Regulator
    First Name:
    Ray
    I recall having one on my Harley and them being rather cool/custom.
     
  8. Gas Man

    Gas Man Cool isn't cheap
    Supporting Member Calendar Participant

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    15,047
    Likes Received:
    314
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Metro Detoilet
    Well Scott replaced Ron who left to be a school teacher. Bob replaced Scott who left to work for Boieng (plane company)
     
  9. kickstart

    kickstart Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Messages:
    3,196
    Likes Received:
    1,197
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    TN
    My Bike(s):
    52 Pan,05 Bulldog, 07 K9
    First Name:
    Pat
    Yea Ray, I have one on my HD and a nice polished SS SP would look good on the dog.
     
  10. kickstart

    kickstart Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Messages:
    3,196
    Likes Received:
    1,197
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    TN
    My Bike(s):
    52 Pan,05 Bulldog, 07 K9
    First Name:
    Pat
    Looks like we have to call out there every week to find out who's who. Thanks for the heads up, I spent many hrs talking to Scott about side cover issues and now I will have to start over again.

     
  11. Gas Man

    Gas Man Cool isn't cheap
    Supporting Member Calendar Participant

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    15,047
    Likes Received:
    314
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Metro Detoilet
    I try Kick...
     
  12. Tim

    Tim a.k.a. BubbleHead
    Staff Member Owner/Founder Troop Supporter Calendar Participant

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2007
    Messages:
    11,814
    Likes Received:
    1,228
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    My Bike(s):
    '07 K-9
    First Name:
    Tim
    Thanks for the info.
     
  13. KnotSo

    KnotSo No Time or Patience for Drama or Disrespect.
    Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2007
    Messages:
    11,261
    Likes Received:
    1,426
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Western Washington, the State
    My Bike(s):
    2006 Big Dog Mastiff, 2005 Buell, 2000 HD
    Rather than adding stuff to the Dog, I would rather strip it down a bit more. But where? It looks so perfect now.
     
  14. bdmridgeback

    bdmridgeback Low Down Chop Shop

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2007
    Messages:
    4,511
    Likes Received:
    78
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    SW FL
    My Bike(s):
    '05 Ridgeback
    First Name:
    Jake
    As of about 10-14-07 there was a 3-4 week back order out on the VR's. Mine took exactly 4 weeks to the day.

    All good now! Runs fine!
     
  15. Gas Man

    Gas Man Cool isn't cheap
    Supporting Member Calendar Participant

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    15,047
    Likes Received:
    314
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Metro Detoilet
    Have been seeing more problems with these....

    TTT
     
  16. BBChopper

    BBChopper Supports 2 Disabled Vets
    Troop Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2007
    Messages:
    17,483
    Likes Received:
    1,342
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Fellsmere Fl,
    My Bike(s):
    2005 BDM Choppa "Wild Fire", 2011 Electra Glide Ultra Limited "Swamp Rat"
    First Name:
    Pablo
    This is bull crapolie from the biggest builder of customs in the country!!:flag:
    Like I said before, what if Ford or GM said this shit? :down:
    Never heard this shit from Honda??
    I know I know Shut the F up.... You right. I love my shaken stallin pouckin POS!!!! :cheers: :2thumbs:
     
  17. Gas Man

    Gas Man Cool isn't cheap
    Supporting Member Calendar Participant

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    15,047
    Likes Received:
    314
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Metro Detoilet
    [​IMG]

    :roll:
     
  18. Raywood

    Raywood The Pirate
    Staff Member Supporting Member Calendar Participant

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2007
    Messages:
    17,384
    Likes Received:
    719
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Rainbow, CA
    My Bike(s):
    2014 KMW Regulator
    First Name:
    Ray
    :lol:
     
  19. Dirtgirl

    Dirtgirl New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Alger, Wa
    My Bike(s):
    2005 kawi Ninja - I know it's not a Big dog... workin' on that :)
    VR recall - new correction

    Well - now that all of you have been waiting months for the elusive new voltage regulators from BD ( and the HD parts won't work - they're only 32amp) they've gone and changed the fix. :bang: Evidently the VR isn't the source of the issue, the circuit breaker is. We did a repair on what I know to be the first bike to suffer the fire :angry: from the failure... and a few since. We're looking at installing a new circuit breaker now - luckilly there are plenty available... almost. All us dealers get 10 at a time. We're supposed to recive 10 kits on the 7th of December, as are many dealers. Thanks to Raywood :2thumbs: for giving me a call about this so I could straighten it all out with Big Dog. Now... I'm off to have a Guiness or 3 - have a great weekend! :cheers:
     
  20. seatmaker

    seatmaker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Messages:
    2,157
    Likes Received:
    98
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Spitten distance from Hell,Michigan
    My Bike(s):
    2012 Ultra Classic
    Gotta jump on BBChop's bandwagon. Just saw this post, went out to the garage, dug through the freakin tool box for 5 minutes before gettin pissed off and just dumping it on the floor, found a 7/16 deepwell, popped off the VR and of course, Im F'd, an 05. Ya know, I can handle the vibrating, falling off, shits gonna happen with a custom, but DEFECTIVE PARTS I CAN'T TOLERATE. :damnit:
     
    #20 seatmaker, Dec 1, 2007
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2007

Share This Page