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Forum: Parallel Universe 05-26-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 119,414
Posted By dbh
Another vote here for the series style r/r....

Another vote here for the series style r/r. Unless they are running the generator at max capacity all the time, the current in the stator windings has to be lower than it would be with a shunt style....
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-29-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By dbh
Here's a hypothetical for ya. What if you knew...

Here's a hypothetical for ya. What if you knew what size was in there now for each valve and what the clearances were the last 2 or 3 times you checked them, could you predict what shims you would...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,367
Posted By dbh
Yeah, I got it. Duct tape always available....

Yeah, I got it. Duct tape always available. :thumb I don't think I've ever called a bushing a bush.:puke1

That's what I'm thinking, too.

hmmm

There is a Ural dealership in town. Actually I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,367
Posted By dbh
I see the little tab on yours is broken the same...

I see the little tab on yours is broken the same way mine was - so even after repairing the busted-off top mount, you're still left with nothing substantial keeping the rad (and everything that's...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,367
Posted By dbh
I have the above problem to slightly larger...

I have the above problem to slightly larger extent - there's a piece missing out of the top of the loop from about where the crack is in the photo to about the 2 o'clock position.

The weakest...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,021
Posted By dbh
Just a few tips from my experience with these. ...

Just a few tips from my experience with these.
Be careful not to damage the old o-ring when transferring it from the oem caps to the new caps and they will work fine - no need for new ones. Hand...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-04-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,021
Posted By dbh
Using the Traxxion AK-20s in my 2010 f800gs and...

Using the Traxxion AK-20s in my 2010 f800gs and am very happy with them. Will get another chance to gaze at their beauty again this weekend as I change out my leaking fork seals again. No experience...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-28-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 119,414
Posted By dbh
No it is connected via the BMW GPS accessory...

No it is connected via the BMW GPS accessory connector. However, I checked the voltage at the same place with the multimeter and it reads the same voltage there as it does directly across the battery...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-27-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 119,414
Posted By dbh
Here is the latest observations on my charging...

Here is the latest observations on my charging system.

This weekend on a nice long ride to the mountains and back I noticed the voltage display on my Garmin 276C started indicating a range of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-27-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 954
Posted By dbh
I bolted a set of shiny chrome ones to my...

I bolted a set of shiny chrome ones to my SW-Motech bars which have a convenient hole in them for the purpose.
They are too close to rest my feet on unless I want my knees in my face, but...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-13-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 966
Posted By dbh
I think the Adventure version was the opportunity...

I think the Adventure version was the opportunity for introducing a revised set of ratios, geared for the wide range of riding scenarios expected to be encountered in an adventure.
Alas...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-11-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,528
Views: 262,846
Posted By dbh
Installed a new Elka with the Indy kit last...

Installed a new Elka with the Indy kit last weekend. Rides like a dream.
And it is a nice piece of kit - too bad nobody will ever see it!
I can't imagine what it would take to bend that bolt now. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-30-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 119,414
Posted By dbh
Could be a lot of things, including overheating...

Could be a lot of things, including overheating electronics. They do act strangely when they get too hot! Kind of like me.
Electrosport (and others) specifically state not to mount it where it is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-30-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 119,414
Posted By dbh
Fan come on, maybe?

Fan come on, maybe?
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-28-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,663
Posted By dbh
Very interesting, thanks for this. Nice...

Very interesting, thanks for this.
Nice captures of the detail in those pulses!

The ringing pulses from the CE unit have a freq of about 7.5MHz and the OEM unit has some even higher frequency...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 119,414
Posted By dbh
BMW's charging system may well be more...

BMW's charging system may well be more sophisticated than the old systems I know a little about, but typically a break in one leg of the stator windings would result in reduced output and a large...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 119,414
Posted By dbh
JRWooden, I have a few suggestions - I hope you...

JRWooden, I have a few suggestions - I hope you don't mind.
When you wire things up, if you separate the 3 stator leads, it becomes possible and easy to measure the current through each phase with a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-14-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 119,414
Posted By dbh
IMHO the fin orientation won't matter much as...

IMHO the fin orientation won't matter much as long as there is turbulent air flow past the regulator. Where it might make a small difference is when stopped as then there is only air flow from...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-11-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 119,414
Posted By dbh
Checking in after a week and 2 tanks of gas only....

Checking in after a week and 2 tanks of gas only. ABS works as before, except actually way better than before over washboard gravel roads, but that is due to my Traxxion-fitted forks. Can't give any...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-10-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1,528
Views: 262,846
Posted By dbh
Ordered my kit today - will use it with a new...

Ordered my kit today - will use it with a new Elka - all should arrive in time for my birthday. Which will be spent, wrenching and riding. It's all good.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-09-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,450
Posted By dbh
This is all good stuff! I hope anyone in Canada...

This is all good stuff! I hope anyone in Canada wishing to buy the Touratech shock makes sure and goes through you! That should send a very clear signal to the gouging Canadian distributor.

Thanks...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-09-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,450
Posted By dbh
TT needs to update their website then. They make...

TT needs to update their website then. They make no mention of you! What would your price be?
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-09-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,450
Posted By dbh
The only way to get order the new Touratech...

The only way to get order the new Touratech Extreme into Canada is through Touratech Canada. Their price $2248.24 plus shipping and taxes. USA price $1795.00 The currency exchange is near par at the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-04-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 119,414
Posted By dbh
While I agree that realtime digital control...

While I agree that realtime digital control systems can have trouble with transients, I am not that worried about this regulator - I think it pales in comparison to a HID system, especially a cheap...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-04-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 119,414
Posted By dbh
Here is a better look at the Compufire in which...

Here is a better look at the Compufire in which you can just see a bit of the bracket I made.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-FiDOPRcNq6M/UYVaPn8rd6I/AAAAAAAADRQ/BqbL40-J_cM/s800/IMG_0219.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-04-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 119,414
Posted By dbh
It was the #55402 which had to come from...

It was the #55402 which had to come from California and cost me $203.99 + shipping. I had to make a new bracket because it did not match the bolt pattern. I used a piece of sheet stainless steel cut...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-04-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 119,414
Posted By dbh
Update: I spent yesterday morning finishing the...

Update: I spent yesterday morning finishing the job on my bike. My bolt came in. It took heat and unbelievable torque to pop that old rotor off. I was lifting the rear wheel off the ground with my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-02-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 155,932
Posted By dbh
Can't find data on gear ratios - don't imagine...

Can't find data on gear ratios - don't imagine they are any different.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 119,414
Posted By dbh
Thanks but now I have a bolt on order at the...

Thanks but now I have a bolt on order at the local bolt shop. BMW wants over $50 and it would have to come from Germany. And it took the parts droid 3 hours to figure that all out. I suspect I will...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 119,414
Posted By dbh
I have a question for you before you forget about...

I have a question for you before you forget about your old BMW :)
It's about about pulling off the old rotor.
Do you recall if there were a pair of threaded holes in the oem rotor - suitable use...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 119,414
Posted By dbh
I think this must be my favourite thread in...

I think this must be my favourite thread in here...



My BMW generator showed up today and I got the Compufire r/r last week so I will be doing those things this weekend.
Last weekend's...
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,134
Posted By dbh
I am about to install one in my f800gs, for two...

I am about to install one in my f800gs, for two reasons. First is to raise the charging voltage from 13.6 to >14 and the second is to hopefully run the stator a little cooler. I just hate having my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,408
Posted By dbh
The closest BMW dealership to me now has a policy...

The closest BMW dealership to me now has a policy whereby they will not take orders over the phone and accept prepayment by credit card if the cost exceeds $250! They do not stock a huge inventory of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,424
Posted By dbh
My experience with BMWs began back in the 70s...

My experience with BMWs began back in the 70s when I used to service them and ended in the early 80s They were off my radar until I bought a new 2010 f800gs.
Their side stands on the air-heads back...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-22-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,354
Posted By dbh
Any news? Did the noise turn out to be caused by...

Any news? Did the noise turn out to be caused by the clutch?
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-22-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,265
Posted By dbh
Mine started doing that last week - I thought it...

Mine started doing that last week - I thought it was:
a) the drive chain
b) a bad bearing somewhere
c) the clutch chattering as it grabbed
d) a stone or something stuck near the front sprocket...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-19-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 119,414
Posted By dbh
That certainly fits with the symptoms and is...

That certainly fits with the symptoms and is something easily tested by toggling the fan and watching the voltage.
However, when I noticed it on the road, I was riding at highway speeds on a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-19-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 119,414
Posted By dbh
I'm following this thread with interest, as my...

I'm following this thread with interest, as my rides often take me to remote locations where a charging system failure would be highly problematic. I keep an eye on my battery voltage.

I have a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-14-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,349
Posted By dbh
This Saturday I put on those same tires on my...

This Saturday I put on those same tires on my f800gs and have the same vibration as you describe at the same speeds - it's just the tire patterns on the pavement finding a resonance. There is a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-10-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 37,587
Posted By dbh
I read this thread with interest. I will most...

I read this thread with interest. I will most likely continue to use the OEM paper filters, but will in future grease them up before dropping them in. Not so much for sealing issues, but for...
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