Lithium ion friendly Rectifier/Regulator for Vintage Bikes!

The motorcycle industry is always adding new twists and turns, and here at Rick’s Motorsport
Electrics we’re always trying to keep up with the latest trends to bring the best products and
services for today’s motorsports market. One area that has become very popular is the use of
lithium-ion batteries on motorcycles, dirt bikes, and ATVs, especially vintage restoration
projects. Lith-ion batteries are not always compatible with an OEM (or OEM-style)
rectifier/regulator. A rec/reg that is designed to produce a voltage of 14.5 volts DC (Vdc) across
the battery terminals works great with a lead-acid battery. However, that same regulator may
exceed the design parameters of a lithium-ion battery in regard to its charging voltage.  Rick
finally came up with a solution & we’re happy to offer it to our customers. We consulted with the experts at OptiMate to fill a void in the market: a rectifier/regulator that will
work WITH lith-ion batteries without damaging them. Because lithium-ion batteries rely on
different internal designs than conventional lead-acid batteries, their voltage set points are
often below standard lead-acid batteries. Rick’s new line of rec/regs will charge at a lower
voltage without sacrificing overall performance, making them an ideal match to the lithium-ion
batteries. This is huge in the vintage restoration market for custom builds! Most builders want
to use a lithium-ion battery for these bikes because it’s an ideal solution for getting an old bike
running with modern electrical gear. Another benefit of lithium ion batteries is their compact
size & weight – perfect for café racer mods or custom vintage builds.

There are many possibilities of how a lithium-ion battery can be a terrific addition to a

motorcycle build, or a mod to a bike. To keep those batteries charged will require a rectifier
regulator, just like any other battery. But you need one that’s compatible and Rick’s new line of
rec/regs are made for just this purpose. Like all of Rick’s products (excluding CDI boxes) these
rec/regs carry a full 1-year replacement warranty, and Rick’s support staff is always available to
assist you with questions you may have. Below is the current list we have for the vintage
market. These parts are already available on our website, and we’re continually adding new
products. So if you have a machine we don’t currently list a part for, email us at
info@ricksmotorsportelectrics.com and we’ll do our best to help!

Part#: 14-100 MSRP: $114.95
*this is an upgraded combination unit that replaces both the rectifier & regulator
What it Fits: 1972-1974 CB350F Supersport, 1975-1977 CB400F, 1971-1973 CB500K, 1974-1977
CB550F, 1974-1978 CB550K, 1975-1978 CB750F Supersport, 1969-1978 CB750K SOHC

Part#: 14-101 MSRP: $129.95
*this is an upgraded combination unit that replaces both the rectifier & regulator
What it Fits: 1975-1979 GL1000 Goldwing

Part#: 14-103 MSRP: $104.95
What it Fits: 1980-1982 CB750C, 1979-1982 Custom CB750F Supersport, 1979-1982 CB750K,
1979 CB750L Limited 1979, 1982-1983 CB750SC Nighthawk, 1980-1982 CB900C Custom, 1981-
1982 CB900F Supersport, 1983 CB1000C Custom 1983, 1983 CB1100F Super Sport 1983

Part#: 14-109 MSRP: $129.95
What it Fits: 1981-1982 CM200T Twin Star, 1978-1981 CB400T Hawk, 1979-1981 CM400A
Automatic, 1981 CM400C Custom, 1980-1981 CM400E 1980-1981, 1979-1981 CM400T, 1982-
1983 CB450SC Nighthawk, 1985-1986 CB450SC Nighthawk, 1982 CB450T Hawk, 1982-1983
CM450A Automatic, 1982 CM450C Custom, 1982-1983 CM450E, 1982-1983 FT500 Ascot

Part#: 14-117 MSRP: $104.95
This rec/reg is a direct plug in but it does have slightly different dimensions than the OE rec-reg;
the dimensions are 3 1/2 ” x 3 1/2″ x 1″
What it Fits: 1978-1981 CX500

Part#: 14-133 MSRP: $104.95
What it Fits: 1979-1982 CBX1000

Part#: 14-135H MSRP: $129.95
*this is a Hot Shot Series upgraded combination unit that replaces both the rectifier &
regulator, designed to work with the OE stator. It allows the stator to charge at full capacity
100% of the time. This looks difference than the OE piece & will need to be relocated.
What it Fits: 1964-1967 CB160, 1966 CL160 1966, 1969-1973 CB175, 1991-2007 CB175, 1969-
1973 CL175, 1974-1976 CB200T, 1974 CL200 1974, 1968-1973 CB350K Twin, 1968-1973 CL350,
1974-1977 CB360, 1976-1977 CJ360T, 1974-1976 CL360, 1968-1974 CB450K, 1970-1974 CL450,
1975-1976 CB500T Twin

Part#: 14-164H MSRP: $129.95
*this is a Hot Shot Series upgraded combination unit that replaces both the rectifier &
regulator, designed to work with the OE stator. It allows the stator to charge at full capacity
100% of the time. This looks the same as the OE piece & will mount in the same location as the
OE rectifier for easier install.
What it Fits: 1964-1967 CB160, 1966 CL160 1966, 1969-1973 CB175, 1991-2007 CB175, 1969-
1973 CL175, 1974-1976 CB200T, 1974 CL200 1974, 1968-1973 CB350K Twin, 1968-1973 CL350,
1974-1977 CB360, 1976-1977 CJ360T, 1974-1976 CL360, 1968-1974 CB450K, 1970-1974 CL450,
1975-1976 CB500T Twin

Part#: 14-202H MSRP: $129.95
*this is a larger casting Hot Shot Series unit that offers additional cooling. The dimensions are
3″x3.25; this may need to be relocated due to size.

Part#: 14-221H MSRP: $129.95
*this is a larger casting Hot Shot Series unit that offers additional cooling. The dimensions are
3″x3.25
What it Fits: 1980-1982 GS750E, 1980-1982 GS750L, 1980-1981 GS850G, 1980-1981 GS850GL,
1980 GS1000E 1980, 1980-1981 GS1000G, 1980-1981 GS1000GL, 1980 GS1000S Katana 1980,
1982 GS1000S Katana, 1980 GS1100E/ES, 1983 GS1100S Katana

Part#: 14-223H MSRP: $129.95
*this is a larger casting Hot Shot Series unit that offers additional cooling. The dimensions are
3″x3.25
What it Fits: 1982-1983 GS1100E/ES, 1982 GS1100G, 1982 GS1100GK, 1983 GS1100GL
What it Fits: 1980-1981 GS250T, 1977-1981 GS400, 1979 GS425E, 1980-1983 GS450E, 1980-
1982 GS450L, 1980-1982 GS450S, 1981-1982 GS450T, 1977-1980 GS550E, 1977-1983 GS550L,
1982 GS550M, 1980-1982 GS550T, 1981-1982 GS650E, 1977 GS750B 1977, 1977-1982 GS750E,
1979-1982 GS750L, 1982 GS750T 1982, 1979-1981 GS850G, 1980-1981 GS850GL, 1980-1982
GS850L, 1978-1980 GS1000, 1978-1980 GS1000E, 1980-1981 GS1000G, 1980-1981 GS1000GL,
1979 GS1000L 1979, 1979-1980 GS1000S Katana, 1980-1981 GS1100E/ES, 1980-1981
GS1100G, 1982 GS1100GK

Part#: 14-302 MSRP: $114.95
What it Fits: 1984-1985 ZX750E GPZ 750 Turbo, 1981-1982 KZ1000 LTD, 1981 KZ1000C 1981,
1981-1983 KZ1000J, 1981-1982 KZ1000K, 1981-1982 KZ1000M CSR, 1982-2003 KZ1000P Police,
2005 KZ1000P Police 2005, 1982-1983 KZ1000R Eddie Lawson Replica, 1983 KZ1100, 1981-1982
KZ1100A, 1981-1982 KZ1100B GPZ, 1982-1983 KZ1100D Spectre, 1983-1984 ZX1100A GPZ1100
1975-19771981- 1984 KLT200, 1982-1983 KLT250A, 1983 KLT250C Prairie, 1985 KLT250C Prairie,
1978-1979 KZ200, 1980-1982 KZ250, 1978-1979 KZ400B Standard, KZ400H LTD 1979)
(KZ400S Special 1978) (KZ440 LTD 1980-1982) (KZ440 Standard 1980-1982) (KZ650B
1977-1979) (KZ650C 1978-1980) (KZ650D SR 1977-1979) (KZ750 Twin LTD2 1980)
(KZ750B Twin 1978-1979) (KZ750M CSR Twin 1982

Part#: 14-410 MSRP: $152.95
What it Fits: 1978-1979 XS750, 1978-1979 XS750S, 1980-1981 XS850, 1978-1981 XS1100 ,
1979-1981 XS1100S Special

Part#: 14-503 MSRP: $129.95
*this is a universal style combination unit that replaces both the rectifier & regulator.
What it Fits: 1976-1977 KZ750B Twin, 1977 XS500, 1982 XJ1100 Maxim

Part# 10-504 MSRP: $114.95

*this is a universal style combination unit that replaces both the rectifier & regulator.
What it Fits:1976-77 KZ650, 1975-78 XS650, & 1978-79 XS650SK Heritage/Special
Part#: 14-515 MSRP: $129.95
*this is a universal style combination unit that replaces both the rectifier & regulator.
What it Fits: 1976 KZ900 LTD, 1976-1977 KZ900A, 1973-1975 Z1, 1977-1978 KZ1000A, 1977-
1978, KZ1000B LTD, 1978 KZ1000D Z1R, 1979-1982 KZ1300