After seeing a thread on here from one from Ate00 http://vfrworld.com/forums/mechanics-garage/22563-rectifier-regulator-fix.html and talking with another VFRWorld member, Jimtt, I decided to go with the late model Yamaha R1 regulator/rectifier on my 5th gen VFR. Ate00's thread was good, but I thought I might add more pics and piece it together a little for people that like lots of pics with mods. I was able to do this because SLOVFR, another member, helped me through the process (by doing the work while I drank beer and took pictures). -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= 2006 Yamaha R/R on left and 5th gen Honda R/R on right Step 1 - Remove rear cowling Step 2 - Remove old R/R and burn or beat with sledgehammer Step 3 - Put rearmost bolt in on yamaha R/R and mark subframe for drilling. Step 4 - Mount yammy R/R to hold it still while you hacksaw a little off the cooling fins to allow it to clear the fairing. I opted to rotate mine with plugs down as opposed to the way Ate00 did his in the thought that the airflow might be better running parallel to ground but who knows if it makes any difference. It does reduce drilling to one hole as opposed to two, though. Step 5 - Inspect plugs. In my case, one of the plugs was pretty crispy looking so we opted to go with cutting it and putting on spade connectors until a plug from wiremybike.com arrives. Step 6 - Make new wires to patch yammy R/R to VFR plugs. We chose to color code them to keep it easy. You can see on the wires that we had to splice two greens into one female spade connector and two reds into one female spade connector. Eventually, I plan to add these plugs, but I needed something now so this works. Step 7 - Plug wires in to Yammy R/R as above. (Note the two reds Y'd together as are the two greens) Step 8 - Plug the male spade connectors into the color matched honda plugs or (in my case) spade connectors. Step 9 - Check battery voltage at idle. Step 10 - Check battery voltage at 3500 RPM (give or take). Step 11 - Step back and observe your handiwork whilst you consume a fine malt beverage. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Thanks to Ate00, Jimtt, and SLOVFR for helping me make this happen. Also, please note that doing the mod this way still leaves the option for me to return to the stock VFR R/R if there was some reason I needed to. I eventually plan to add the fuse panel that I ordered from wiremybike.com also and I think this R/R should be able to handle my power needs for some time.