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Forum: The Garage 01-23-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 236,073
Posted By J117
Yes sir, they absolutely have to have an...

Yes sir, they absolutely have to have an overcharge protection circuit. Without it you would be seeing the above picture with flames all over the place...:D I'm not sure about using Lithium...
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 236,073
Posted By J117
There are a couple of things to clear up here. ...

There are a couple of things to clear up here. You guys may know all of this already, but then again you may not.

When you are dealing with a lead acid battery of any chemistry, you have to...
Forum: Airheads 09-22-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,655
Posted By J117
just a clarification here. when you are...

just a clarification here.


when you are trying to figure out how much power is being sucked out of your battery under a given wattage drain of the headlight, starter etc. you are dealing with a...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-22-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,327
Posted By J117
@ pfestus1...

@ pfestus1 (http://advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=528) Thanks! Perfect.

I wasn't sure about the kill switch, it just looks like someone took a switch off the left handlebar, and I couldn't...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-21-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,327
Posted By J117
two things, one does anyone know where I can get...

two things, one does anyone know where I can get a wiring diagram?
also, anyone know where the kill switch is... or is supposed to be?
Forum: Old's Cool 06-16-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,327
Posted By J117
Finally got the Air filter out.. no mice :D, but...

Finally got the Air filter out.. no mice :D, but it looks like someone mistook it for an oil filter at one point. All nasty, sticky and black. I'll change that out, change the oil and see if this...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-15-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,327
Posted By J117
@ Sniper X...

@ Sniper X (http://advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=34042), Thanks for the tip, I think I'll try the separate tank Idea. The tank that is on there is nasty and rusted. I'm thinking of swapping to...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-15-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,327
Posted By J117
I'm still wanting to check to see if it runs...

I'm still wanting to check to see if it runs before I completely pull it apart. I'm checking the air filter, the carbs were drained when they were stored, so they should be ok, but the tank has 10...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-15-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,327
Posted By J117
so the drum brake is better.. counter intuitive,...

so the drum brake is better.. counter intuitive, but I'll take your guys' word for it... I guess the 750 isn't going to be fast enough to need a super stopper anyways.

eye candy..

...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-14-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,327
Posted By J117
I think I will get the manual... Also, I...

I think I will get the manual...

Also, I got the nasty fairing off, and the bags.. the headlight housing took a slight hit at some point, so that will have to get swapped at some point. I had a...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,845
Posted By J117
the whole thing should have an emergency...

the whole thing should have an emergency parachute.. I would hate to buy 100k worth, and have it crash.. its a pretty neat concept though.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,327
Posted By J117
oh yeah. Already got some carb rebuild kits...

oh yeah. Already got some carb rebuild kits picked out. The site for bloggin at work will take a little time to get ready, but when its up ill post a link if there isn't some rule against it. but...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,845
Posted By J117
that thing is incredibly cool looking. .. I want...

that thing is incredibly cool looking. .. I want one. it can get over 10,000 feet high, and go 175 mph.... so sweet.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,327
Posted By J117
Changes in the wind here: As some of you know I...

Changes in the wind here: As some of you know I work at Batterystuff as a battery service tech. After talking with my bike-nut boss, he offered to help pay for my little restoration project if I...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,327
Posted By J117
@ pfestus1...

@ pfestus1 (http://advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=528)

Thanks, I let you know how the mice are :)
Forum: Old's Cool 06-09-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,327
Posted By J117
dang, some of you guys have done some sweet...

dang, some of you guys have done some sweet restorations. I got some plans for this one for sure. I will keep pictures coming, im plannin on draining the tank and changing oils tommorow and seeing...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-09-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,327
Posted By J117
Thanks for the info, I'll post pics as I get...

Thanks for the info, I'll post pics as I get going.

@ datchew (http://www.advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=16187) I read a lot of the Air head tip and tricks forum, which was very helpful.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,327
Posted By J117
1971 R75/5 Project

Hi there, I just picked up an R75/5 1971 old airhead to restore. I'm looking for some of you guys who have done this sort of project before and might know of some area that may be an issue.
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Forum: The Garage 02-28-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,021
Posted By J117
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Forum: The Garage 11-04-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,859
Posted By J117
well, you could add a second battery, I would not...

well, you could add a second battery, I would not add one much over 6 amp hours though. Your stator will be fine, but you will need an isolator switch to do it correctly. The isolator will allow the...
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,859
Posted By J117
Battery question

Hey apex,
I primarily deal with powersport batteries, all different kinds, but no automotive batteries other than my own. The Yuasa classification system does have meaning. As far as the types I...
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,859
Posted By J117
Wink Battery question

Hello,
First of all, I am a battery tech and part of my job is keep up on the latest and best of the battery world, so I guess you can take this with a grain of salt an all.
When you are looking...
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