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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By GSWayne
When I silver brazed a bandsaw blade I tried a...

When I silver brazed a bandsaw blade I tried a propane torch and it didn't work so I had to use Oxy-acetylene. I got small quantities of silver solder from...
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By GSWayne
While soaking in the spa last night I realized...

While soaking in the spa last night I realized there was a mistake in my analysis. With the longer span the load increases so the stress actually increases with the span squared. Therefore, the...
Forum: The Garage 04-17-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By GSWayne
The stress in a uniformly loaded beam is...

The stress in a uniformly loaded beam is proportional to the length and inversely proportional to the section modulus. The section modulus varies with the square of the material thickness. If you...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,215
Posted By GSWayne
Lot of threads to look at

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=984524
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=902860
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=792936...
Forum: Vendors 04-02-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 143,447
Posted By GSWayne
I would be tempted to use smaller terminals for...

I would be tempted to use smaller terminals for the output leads, they seem overkill for 15 amps. Just keep the big one for the input. I would probably go up a size for the blue terminal strip to...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,352
Posted By GSWayne
I carried an Pentax K-30 with an 18-135 mm lens...

I carried an Pentax K-30 with an 18-135 mm lens in an OP-TECH neoprene case in my tank bag on a trip to Alaska, as well as some shorter trips and it worked out fine.
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By GSWayne
Based on this review:...

Based on this review: http://www.dpreview.com/articles/2491269399/2014-waterproof-camera-roundup
I got the Olympus TG-3 and I am happy with it. For higher quality weatherproof (not waterproof) use...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,950
Posted By GSWayne
I would recommend that you choose a camera that...

I would recommend that you choose a camera that is claimed to be weatherproof. It will allow you to take it out on a rainy day and also be a good indication that the camera and lenses are sealed...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By GSWayne
I can't really estimate what the risk is to using...

I can't really estimate what the risk is to using relays without diodes. The effects of transients are very dependent on the wire lengths, wire routing, and other almost random variables. If the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By GSWayne
The diodes, something like a 1N4001...

The diodes, something like a 1N4001 http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/1N4001-G/641-1310-1-ND/1979675 should be across each relay coil, though you could gain some benefit with single surge...
Forum: Vendors 02-28-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 143,447
Posted By GSWayne
I got them from Digikey...

I got them from Digikey http://www.digikey.com/product-search/en?x=0&y=0&lang=en&site=us&keywords=CP-6-nd
Only 12,000 in stock, better order right away :D
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 19,740
Posted By GSWayne
I recently purchased a Larsen 5/8 wave mag mount...

I recently purchased a Larsen 5/8 wave mag mount antenna, and it definitely needed to be shortened to resonate in the middle of the 2m band.
Forum: Vendors 02-26-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 143,447
Posted By GSWayne
I'm sure Crafty Coder will have some input on...

I'm sure Crafty Coder will have some input on this, but I would worry a bit about using CAT 5 wire. The thin gauge of the wires is not a problem, but I think it is normally solid conductors and they...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 19,740
Posted By GSWayne
What the analyzer shows is a more detailed...

What the analyzer shows is a more detailed version of SWR. It will determine how close the antenna is to looking like a 50 ohm resistive load, which is what your radio would like to see. By looking...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By GSWayne
I made a replacement from a piece of aluminum...

I made a replacement from a piece of aluminum when mine broke.
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,707
Posted By GSWayne
If you want a really nice gauge and are a...

If you want a really nice gauge and are a measurement nerd like I am:
http://www.intercompracing.com/gauges/air-pressure-gauges.html

I have one like...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 19,740
Posted By GSWayne
If you want to ride up to SB some time I can put...

If you want to ride up to SB some time I can put your antenna on my RigExpert AA-230 analyzer and you can see how good a match it is. It won't tell you anything about the beam pattern, but you can...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 19,740
Posted By GSWayne
Probably the small antennas worked better at 70...

Probably the small antennas worked better at 70 cm than on 2m where they are only a small fraction of the wavelength.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By GSWayne
One of my oil leaks was where the cylinder...

One of my oil leaks was where the cylinder attaches to the crankcase.:D
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By GSWayne
I don't think so, that is about the only place on...

I don't think so, that is about the only place on my bike that has not leaked oil :lol3
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 915
Posted By GSWayne
The Anderson Powerpoles are what the Ham radio...

The Anderson Powerpoles are what the Ham radio folks use. They do require a good crimper, that costs about $40. http://www.powerwerx.com/crimping-tools/tricrimp-crimping-powerpole-contacts.html The...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By GSWayne
An alternative from one of the inmates

You should look at Craftycoder's thread in vendors http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=827565
It is a bit more capable, it has 8 analog inputs and 8 power outputs. I just installed one...
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,004
Posted By GSWayne
I got something like the 2i model from...

I got something like the 2i model from http://www.thedrostore.com/ for my Grizzly G0704 mill and a 2 axis kit from http://www.dropros.com/DRO_PROS_Easson_Lathe_Digital_Readout.htm#2_axis_EASSON_Lathe...
Forum: Vendors 02-05-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 143,447
Posted By GSWayne
Some Ideas For Other Potential Users

So this is how I finally have it configured. Pretty much using up all the I/O capability (though we currently only have heated jackets, the other two Coax outputs would be for heated pants if we got...
Forum: Vendors 02-05-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 143,447
Posted By GSWayne
So when I put a scope on the battery voltage...

So when I put a scope on the battery voltage today, it behaved more like I expected and stayed above 13V whenever the engine was running. Yesterday both the Motobrain and a DVM showed battery...
Forum: Vendors 02-04-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 143,447
Posted By GSWayne
The Saga Continues

Looks like I still won't be able to use the battery voltage to tell if the engine is running. It seems the bike does not charge the battery all of the time it is running?? I don't think the charging...
Forum: Vendors 02-04-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 143,447
Posted By GSWayne
Success! :clap That technique worked, so now I...

Success! :clap That technique worked, so now I have all the functionality I need.
Forum: Vendors 02-04-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 143,447
Posted By GSWayne
OK I went back to using a separate relay for the...

OK I went back to using a separate relay for the horn, so I don't have any high current switching issues. The only load I am switching now is 1.5 amps for some LED lights.

The software is still...
Forum: Vendors 02-01-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 143,447
Posted By GSWayne
I am still having problems. Sometimes the...

I am still having problems.

Sometimes the software has 10 or 20 second delays in responding to commands and updating the display and sometimes it seems to work normally. I am running the...
Forum: Vendors 01-31-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 143,447
Posted By GSWayne
If you are worried about fast transients, I...

If you are worried about fast transients, I assume you want a fast diode. What part number do you recommend?
Forum: Vendors 01-30-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 143,447
Posted By GSWayne
Just a couple more questions

OK I have built a control box with 4 pots and two switches and I can vary output voltages with pots and turn others on and off with switches. I would like the pot controlled outputs to only be...
Forum: Vendors 01-29-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 143,447
Posted By GSWayne
I will have to remove it from the bike to cut off...

I will have to remove it from the bike to cut off the tabs so I will take your advise and set it up on the bench with a power supply and play with it next to the computer where I can refer to the...
Forum: Vendors 01-29-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 143,447
Posted By GSWayne
Thanks for the quick response:clap I think if...

Thanks for the quick response:clap I think if you can just get all the icons and terms defined that appear in the software you will be far along on a useable manual.

I will attack it again...
Forum: Vendors 01-29-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 143,447
Posted By GSWayne
This product needs a manual. The tutorials are...

This product needs a manual. The tutorials are for a much different version of the software than is now shipping. I don't recognize some of the icons. One is like a person pointing, what does that...
Forum: Vendors 01-29-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 143,447
Posted By GSWayne
Can I cut off the mounting tabs? It will fit...

Can I cut off the mounting tabs? It will fit better under a 2005 R1200GS seat without the tabs sticking out.
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 19,740
Posted By GSWayne
You should be able to receive the NOAA broadcasts...

You should be able to receive the NOAA broadcasts on the Baofeng radios.
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,143
Posted By GSWayne
I don't see any advertising on Advrider, Baldy...

I don't see any advertising on Advrider, Baldy isn't making money from it as far as I know. If he is making any money from Advrider it is indirectly because people may become aware of Smugmug via...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 19,740
Posted By GSWayne
I would suggest you get the Baofeng. When you...

I would suggest you get the Baofeng. When you get more involved in ham radio you can determine if the features on the Yaesu, which costs 10x is much is worth it to you. If you do later get the...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,054
Posted By GSWayne
The main reason you would want the TKC-80s is for...

The main reason you would want the TKC-80s is for the Haul road to Prudhoe if it is muddy (which is likely). If you are not going that far then street tires should be fine if you don't mind about 50...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By GSWayne
UPS Horror Stories

My UPS story. We provided Eaton multi-kilowatt fancy industial UPS units for the shore end of an ocean observatory. A capacitor failed in the UPS which caused a tiny fire in the UPS, which released...
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