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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 05:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By CycleDoc59
I get a lot of sport bikes in with alum rear...

I get a lot of sport bikes in with alum rear sprockets.
They buy 'um 'cause they look cool....many have fancy
machine work.

Other than for drag racing, because they are lighter weight, they
are...
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 599
Posted By CycleDoc59
Maybe this will help; as you can calculate how...

Maybe this will help; as you can calculate
how large an alternator you can pull, plus other info:

http://cvrproducts.com/2014/alternator-technical-notes/

Then, as you see here, a 105 amp GM...
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By CycleDoc59
Some - maybe all, Aprilia's have a wire from the...

Some - maybe all, Aprilia's have a wire from the rectifier to the battery that is too small.
There is ample voltage produced, but some does not complete the trip. So, the battery
is chronically...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15,934
Views: 1,776,460
Posted By CycleDoc59
The details are that a battery charger that works...

The details are that a battery charger that works well for AGM batteries
works fine for lithium. It is not logical to fuss over how a battery charges
or is monitored when not installed, because...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 15,934
Views: 1,776,460
Posted By CycleDoc59
And twice the price of the same item from Signal...

And twice the price of the same item from Signal Dynamics:
http://tinyurl.com/p768dwr

Since charging systems don't change with installation of
different type batteries, monitoring does not...
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By CycleDoc59
Know anyone with an electric golf cart..? ...

Know anyone with an electric golf cart..?

You could drive or trailer one in there and tap
into the battery pack to get the needed 24 volts..

Also, the cart batteries can be connected in series...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15,934
Views: 1,776,460
Posted By CycleDoc59
Better add a voltage monitor to that list, or...

Better add a voltage monitor to that list, or you'll soon be walking.
The KLR charging system output is not adequate to run much heated gear.
Monitoring votage level is wiser than walking....
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,457
Posted By CycleDoc59
If a trailer bounces on a smooth road, it's...

If a trailer bounces on a smooth road, it's because the
tires are not balanced. Open trailers, especially when empty
are quite light, and very sensitive to out of balance wheels...

Have the...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,883
Posted By CycleDoc59
They've been around for many years. Buy one, ...

They've been around for many years. Buy one,
and you will soon find that it's virtually useless.
Bulky, and will only work in large flat areas.
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,665
Posted By CycleDoc59
I haven't seen the Signal Dynamics Voltage...

I haven't seen the Signal Dynamics Voltage monitor mentioned....
I have it installed on two bikes... Simple, cheap, tiny, accurate.

http://tinyurl.com/pklnvl9
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By CycleDoc59
It's intended for ATVs w/low pressure tires. If...

It's intended for ATVs w/low pressure tires. If you are
strong enough and have good cardio, maybe you could
get 10 psi out of it. Also, it's doubtful the seal between
the two halves would last...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-14-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 32,410
Views: 1,942,405
Posted By CycleDoc59
Concerning Kris Massey, I found this: ...

Concerning Kris Massey, I found this:

http://www.gofundme.com/KristineClifford
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By CycleDoc59
Everything KlR over here: ...

Everything KlR over here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=742912 Meanwhile, there's no way to tell the health
of the dohicky except take a look... So pull off the side and do so.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-13-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By CycleDoc59
When I installed an HID, I cut a 3mm slit in the ...

When I installed an HID, I cut a 3mm slit in the
rear cover to thus slide the wires to the center hole
that I had cut for the wire entrance and grommet.

That way, there's no need to disassemble...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-10-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,078
Posted By CycleDoc59
Good that all is ok now, but when it's my money,...

Good that all is ok now, but when it's my money, guessing and swapping
parts would not make me happy... Pumps are seldom intermittent, while
the controller has a reputation (thus the bypass...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-09-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By CycleDoc59
Something to maybe consider that I haven't seen...

Something to maybe consider that I haven't seen mentioned;
as timing chains wear (elongate), the valve timing slowly retards.
So there's a gradual loss is power as the chain wears. Thus you
may...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-09-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By CycleDoc59
The i3 engine is built by Kymco in Tiawan. Same...

The i3 engine is built by Kymco in Tiawan. Same engine that BMW uses
in their big scooter. So, a German car with a Chinese engine. How cool
is that match-up? Photo of the engine here:...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-09-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,838
Posted By CycleDoc59
Obsolete, but some are still out there, mostly...

Obsolete, but some are still out there, mostly fronts. Google brings up
some at Revzilla, others. The Anakee 3 is it's replacement...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-08-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,078
Posted By CycleDoc59
Just carry along a bypass cable for the...

Just carry along a bypass cable for the controller, many riders do.
http://burnsmoto.com/bmw-fuel-pump-bypass-cable.php

It's not likely both items were bad. Actual mechanics are scarce now, and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-08-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,060
Posted By CycleDoc59
That too, since the bars and front end all move...

That too, since the bars and front end all move left/right as one. And,
as stated by another poster, in checking for "fall-over" movement,
consider the possible drag of any cables/wires.... It's...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-07-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,060
Posted By CycleDoc59
Motorcycle front ends of all sorts have been...

Motorcycle front ends of all sorts have been pounded for decades in various
events; motocross, enduros, etc. Many use exactly the same size and
type of bearings with no unusual problems......
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-06-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,060
Posted By CycleDoc59
Bearings also go by dimensions; ODxIDXW. With...

Bearings also go by dimensions; ODxIDXW. With those numbers,
a bearing supplier can give brand, other product info. However,
I doubt the brand used is the cause of your frequent problem.

The...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-06-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,060
Posted By CycleDoc59
Yes, that's correct, and makes sense for a...

Yes, that's correct, and makes sense for a manufacturer. We live in a
very litigious society. ( I watched Gold Wing assembly in the Marysville, Ohio plant,
and all steering head bearings were set...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-06-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,060
Posted By CycleDoc59
Notched steering head bearings have nothing to do...

Notched steering head bearings have nothing to do with
the brand or variety of motorcycle. It's all about:

1. Bearing quality

2. Well greased

3. No contamination (rust, corrosion, water..)...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-03-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By CycleDoc59
You had to charge the battery, that's a clue. ABS...

You had to charge the battery, that's a clue. ABS
is sensitive to voltage. Also, these bikes are famous
for frying stators. So, check voltage directly at the
battery terminals with the bike...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-01-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By CycleDoc59
I installed a 6000K in low beam a few months ago;...

I installed a 6000K in low beam a few months ago; an
excellent way to spend $22..... Big improvement in
light, big drop in temperature from the stock bulb that
would have soon damaged the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-30-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,078
Posted By CycleDoc59
The techs long-winded description makes it sound...

The techs long-winded description makes it sound like
the fuel pump controller was the problem. Not uncommon,
easily bypassed, and easily replaced.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-20-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 35,738
Posted By CycleDoc59
Sure, virtually everything has some sort of...

Sure, virtually everything has some sort of failure rate.
F800 owners have had Electosport stators fail, not likely because of "bad" stators,
but due to the improper type of rectifier..I'm not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-20-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 35,738
Posted By CycleDoc59
Yes...but ONLY if their rectifier is a SERIES...

Yes...but ONLY if their rectifier is a SERIES type, which is
not mentioned in the ad. If it is the same shunt type as originally
installed, there is no improvement. They do mention how the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 32,410
Views: 1,942,405
Posted By CycleDoc59
Bummer, sorry that mod didn't work out. I can...

Bummer, sorry that mod didn't work out. I can heat the "D" portions, bend
out if you'd like to do that. Then repaint, and you'd be good. However, if they
were mine, I'd just junk 'um... They look...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-20-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 35,738
Posted By CycleDoc59
I avoid that type of rectifier because of the...

I avoid that type of rectifier because of the plug-in arangment. It wastes space, can be iffy to connect, and provides a place for bad connections to occur. I'd stick with the ones that have the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-19-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 35,738
Posted By CycleDoc59
Ricks has good products, as do others, but..... ...

Ricks has good products, as do others, but.....
As I have posted before, the primary problem leading to stator failure
is the rectifier. If the stator is replaced, there is still a good chance...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-18-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,078
Posted By CycleDoc59
The fuel filter/regulator combo for the 650...

The fuel filter/regulator combo for the 650 singles is now $163....

The solution for that built-in filter shown in the photo (thanks for that pic) is pretty simple.
Junk that filter, run the hose...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-18-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,078
Posted By CycleDoc59
Thanks for the correction; obviously I have not...

Thanks for the correction; obviously I have not pulled one out to look. I'll edit the post... BMW does some dumb things, like combining the filter and pressure regulator in the single 650 bikes.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-18-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,078
Posted By CycleDoc59
The fuel pump controller sits on top of the fuel...

The fuel pump controller sits on top of the fuel pump, vid here:
http://burnsmoto.com/bmw-fuel-pump-bypass-instructions.php

The carbon canister (douche bag) can get fuel-logged if the gas tank...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-17-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,078
Posted By CycleDoc59
If it arrived in my shop: 1. Are the plugs...

If it arrived in my shop:
1. Are the plugs firing? Likely yes, then..

2. Does the fuel pump run? Do the injectors squirt?
fairly easy to remove to check. Sometimes they stick, and
sometime a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-15-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By CycleDoc59
Joking?..about what? The spring is 15" long, ...

Joking?..about what? The spring is 15" long,
it's in a shed. It's chilly out. Where's the joke?
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-15-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By CycleDoc59
15 inches. That was a chilly walk to the shed to...

15 inches. That was a chilly walk to the shed to measure;
your welcome.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-13-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,879
Posted By CycleDoc59
Then try the one that's listed for the BMW...

Then try the one that's listed for the BMW F800gs; they are not going
to warranty a battery that is not listed for a particular bike. Here:...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-13-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,879
Posted By CycleDoc59
Their 14 amp battery, which costs over $100, has...

Their 14 amp battery, which costs over $100, has only 190CCA.
Not enough for many bikes that use a 14 amp size battery....
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