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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,587
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
Question Just Curious

[QUOTE=randyo;2506LEOs knew that it was me that they were talking about (because of what I do for work, and who my clients are, I have a lot of "public visibility", as much as some politicians.)
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
Wink Keep it simple

To the original poster,,,
Can you completely remove the battery from the bike???? by doing so it will negate ANY confusion that you may have about the CANBUS or whether you have things hooked up...
Forum: Face plant 08-16-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,592
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
:norton Hi James,,,, Don't sell your bike...

:norton Hi James,,,,
Don't sell your bike unless that is what YOU truly want to do.
In most cases, friends and family who do not ride, do not really understand and only mean well when they tell you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-14-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 126,440
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
Thumb Emergency amp hour supplementation

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:norton Mikey,,,,if you have room on board,,,you can hook up in parallel to your battery a large automotive AGM, it will have a huge amp hour capacity relative to a motorcycle's needs and you...
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 258,682
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
Wink Trying to be helpful

:norton My understanding is that the LiFePos chemistry is very stable compared to the type of Lithium batteries used in cell-phones, laptops, and jet liners. The risk of "thermal runaway" is nearly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,632
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
Wink Much more than a "Toy"

:wink: Same here, I ride for a living, motorcycle courier based out of Los Angeles, Calif.. But you got me beat on the car, I don't have one.
THUMPER>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,190
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
You will find it to be quite diverse financially,...

You will find it to be quite diverse financially, culturally, and ethnically.
In essence, "a seat for every butt", whatever is your comfort zone, you are likely to find it .
Wishing you the best on...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,190
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
Wink Los Angeles, Southern Calif.,

:wink::wink::wink:
Hi and welcome to L.A., So Cal.
I live about 12 or 15 minutes north of downtown Burbank and can be in downtown L.A. or MacArthur park in 30 or 40 minutes, even with traffic.
If...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,894
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
Question High miles??????

:wink::wink::wink: I am currently riding an '01 V*650,,,she will most likely turn 200,000 before mid August, maybe sooner, 197,6?? as of this afternoon.
The ride before this one was an '82 Virago...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,166
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
I always stop and inquire if help is needed if...

I always stop and inquire if help is needed if I'm not pushing a deadline on a delivery, especially here in So.Cal., does not matter what kind of bike or rider.
I just figure it as a way of building...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-15-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,601
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
Thumb Checking in

:clap:clap:clap Hi Cy,,,,
I have the CE-605 installed since 10/21/13 and over 12,000 miles
on it paired to a "cheap-Chinese knockoff" stator. The cheapest stator that I could find on Ebay (due only...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-18-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
:wink::wink::wink: To the OP, if you are going to...

:wink::wink::wink: To the OP, if you are going to go to the trouble/expense of replacing your reg/rect. I will recommend that you replace with a Series style as opposed to OEM.
A Series style...
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
Hi Markr,,, Without knowing the specifics of...

Hi Markr,,,
Without knowing the specifics of your application, I can say that what you have described is typical LiFePo behavior of a battery that is undersized ( does not have adequate Ah reserve...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-17-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
Hi, It has been my experience that visual...

Hi,
It has been my experience that visual checks are not very useful aside from the very obvious (broken/cracked insulation).
Best diagnostic I have found is using a multi-meter and checking the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-13-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 126,440
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
Hi Cycleman,,, I agree with all that you have...

Hi Cycleman,,,
I agree with all that you have posted, but would like to add.
Stator output is always at 100% capacity without regard to electrical demands when voltage is regulated by a shunt type ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-10-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 126,440
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
Eek :ear:ear:ear Stator failure is a common occurance...

:ear:ear:ear Stator failure is a common occurance with a 3 piece charging system and is not limited to any particular brand or model. Stators live in hot oil, are subject to vibration, self-generated...
Forum: The Garage 06-07-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,986
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
Question Has any one ever tried?????

Hi All,,,
Just thought I'd ask since the OP was "thinkin-out loud", and we are discussing sealing rims and welding and the way Woody does it with super glues and all.
Has any body tried or heard of...
Forum: The Garage 06-02-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
Wink :clap:clap:clap I have had very good luck with...

:clap:clap:clap I have had very good luck with Seafoam . Some people think it is a waste of $$$, I however have seen it clean intake valve deposits , reduce or clear gunk out of carb float bowls, and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-02-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 126,440
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
Thumb Maybe a solution

:clap:clap:clap Since I have started using a Series style Reg/rect. instead of a Shunt style, like the OEM, I have stopped having "cooked stator syndrome". The cover and associated wiring run...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 126,440
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
Wink :huh:huh:huh Hi VtBob,,,, Since no one else...

:huh:huh:huh
Hi VtBob,,,,
Since no one else has chimed in to this point, I will offer my thoughts. Carry a known good spare, it wont take up much space, the biggest hassle of "failures far from...
Forum: Face plant 05-29-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,097
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
:clap:clap:clap Heh, I'm glad that this session...

:clap:clap:clap
Heh, I'm glad that this session of vehicular-intercourse did not turn out as bad as it well could have.

I credit your being a "pro-active " rider as being the difference between...
Forum: Face plant 05-27-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,312
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
Did you have to do the daily scrubbing with the...

Did you have to do the daily scrubbing with the vegetable brush routine????? It was called debridement the last time I had serious road rash.
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Forum: Parallel Universe 05-24-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 126,440
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
Thumb Another vote for Series style R/R

:wink::wink::wink: I have about 10,000 miles on my series style reg/rect. and my cheap Chinese knock-off stator is still charging like the day I installed it. Operating temps are noticeably lower....
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-18-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 88,800
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
I would guess the EarthX ETX 36, due to the form...

I would guess the EarthX ETX 36, due to the form factor.
I think AntiGrav can supply a battery with greater AH capacity but I think it has a larger case, so depending on the intended application and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-18-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 88,800
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
Wink The Battery has to do more than just start the bike

Hi Cy,,,,
It is also probably a good idea to remind people that with regards to Ah overhead, starting the bike is only 1/2 of the equation, Ah overhead is more critical and really comes into play on...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,233
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
Thumb ProtectAll

:norton Have you tried ProtectAll ??? I get mine at Walmart, about $8 for a 16oz trigger spray bottle, very little waste and seems to go a long way, I also put some in a small squeeze bottle to carry...
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,051
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
Wink You got it covered

:norton
You are correct,,,,,,,,in parallel,,,,,,,negative from primary battery post to negative c-pap battery post, same for positive side of the circuit,,,just like hooking up jumper cables, all...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-11-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
Hi, When was the last time the air and gas...

Hi,
When was the last time the air and gas filters were checked/changed????
Just a thought,
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Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
Question Have you checked the basics

:norton Hi Medic,,,,,,,,,,,,
In the following order, check and verify.
Is there spark at the plugs,,,,,,,,,,pull a plug and ground it against the motor, while cranking the starter look for a spark...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,610
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
Question Is the fresh gas really fresh?????How long has it...

Is the fresh gas really fresh?????How long has it been sitting in your storage can????
I would think that if Seafoam has cleaned the fuel system enough to show a 95% improvement then it should...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-03-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,601
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
Thumb Another Series RR Convert

Hi All,,,
:wink:Installed the Roadstercycle CE 605 nearly 7000 miles ago.
It is still performing flawlessly, as is the cheap Chinese knock-off stator that was installed at the same time.
Just an...
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
Thumb +1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,EarthX is a classy act, I have...

+1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,EarthX is a classy act, I have had the absolute best customer service experience with Kathy Nicoson and her crew @ EarthX. IMHO they set the bar for exactly how any company should...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 258,682
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
I would say that if it is not drawing any amps...

I would say that if it is not drawing any amps and has not accepted any level of charge in 15 hours that your gel battery is "bricked". Are you certain that your charger is functioning and that` it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
Modern floats rarely saturate and sink, the usual...

Modern floats rarely saturate and sink, the usual suspect is the needle and seat or valve as some people call it.
These wear out and deteriorate over time, contaminated fuel can also prevent the...
Forum: The Garage 03-15-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 258,682
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
Question Paging Cy

Cy, this needs to be moved over to the parallel universe---Adv duty battery thread
and yes I agree that Mr Donkeys has been mislead by Deltran regarding actual AH rating of their 300 battery...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,976
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
Hi Randy,,,, With just light groceries or...

Hi Randy,,,,
With just light groceries or assorted sundry items,,,not a problem,,,,however, if I have a 150 lbs of horse feed or anything else heavy or bulky,,,not gonna happen....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,976
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
Nose in, if the space is sloping uphill. Tail...

Nose in, if the space is sloping uphill.
Tail in, if the space is sloping down hill.
My bike does not have reverse and usually when I am leaving, I have it loaded with so much crap that back...
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 258,682
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
Just Sharing, Still Learning, Hope this helps.

:wink::wink: Hi, I am not affiliated in any way with EarthX, just a very satisfied customer, my direct contact has been Kathy Nicoson, she is in charge of sales and customer support.
Even though...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,757
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
:clap:clap:clap To Dogbone and post#15 Very...

:clap:clap:clap
To Dogbone and post#15
Very well said
THUMPER>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 258,682
Posted By GETTHUMPER2
If you decide you want to try LiFePo again, give...

If you decide you want to try LiFePo again, give a look @ EarthX. A really first rate product from a truly first class company.
I speak from experience, Kathy Nicoson and EarthX have set the bar for...
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