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Forum: Some Assembly Required Yesterday, 11:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By Wallrat
The potential problem is keeping them balanced...

The potential problem is keeping them balanced during normal charge/discharge cycles where the voltage hasn't been discharged completely. I can simply put a load on them and run them to 0v to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-03-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By Wallrat
Excellent advice and I'm glad you brought your...

Excellent advice and I'm glad you brought your knowledge to the thread. Beer and kickstart party at my place!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-03-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,792
Posted By Wallrat
I carry a small ziploc with baby wipes. Can dump...

I carry a small ziploc with baby wipes. Can dump parts on one, use another to clean your hands on after, and if that breakfast burrito makes its way through a little too fast then they work good...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-03-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By Wallrat
Yep. Its a big area mate. I popped in to see...

Yep. Its a big area mate. I popped in to see what places you were going but its all up north in areas I don't know. I'm betting 91 other people did the same thing. Only place I ever went to kite...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-03-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By Wallrat
Could use some help from some of the EE types to...

Could use some help from some of the EE types to make sure I'm doing this right. I only make electricity, dunno all the ins and outs.

So making a cap bank is pretty straightforward. Solder the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-03-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By Wallrat
Back on subject... I'm adding several of the...

Back on subject...

I'm adding several of the videos that inspired me to try this just so anyone reading doesn't have to dig around as much as I did.

Here we have a 2.7v 350F SC bank rigged as a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-03-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By Wallrat
12v DC is 12v DC. A battery stores a charge...

12v DC is 12v DC. A battery stores a charge chemically while a capacitor does it more-or-less mechanically, but as far as the circuit is concerned its exactly the same - its stored energy and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-02-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By Wallrat
I'd really like to hear from somebody familiar...

I'd really like to hear from somebody familiar with volt reg/rec on bikes. As I understand it, being a shunt type, which means to me that the stator is always making maximum output for a given RPM, ...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-02-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By Wallrat
Well thankfully we're all humans here and our...

Well thankfully we're all humans here and our skin is resistant enough that we can handle 16v of capacitance without gloves and The Minion Suit. Also you missed that I'm wiring 2.7v 350F caps in...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-02-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By Wallrat
Ha. Could double as a field welder. Doing...

Ha. Could double as a field welder. Doing anything to keep the cells balanced or don't bother since I'd imagine they're mostly discharged?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-02-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By Wallrat
All correct. I referred to them as batteries...

All correct. I referred to them as batteries only to keep it in layman's terms for somebody tuning in that has no electrical knowledge. Yes, an SC pack alone won't start a bike that's been left in...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-02-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By Wallrat
I've ordered 6 of the 350 Farad caps: ...

I've ordered 6 of the 350 Farad caps:
http://www.mouser.com/ds/2/257/Maxwell_BCSeries_DS_1017105-4-341252.pdf

Wired in series this gives a maximum voltage rating of 16.2v. As I mentioned caps...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-02-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By Wallrat
Lets discuss super capacitors replacing batteries

Seems to be more talk of this going around but I'm not seeing a whole lot on ADV. I finally decided to give it a go since the battery on my KTM is shot and I've been watching super/ultra capacitor...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-01-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,082
Posted By Wallrat
I've seen a few hub failures at the sprocket...

I've seen a few hub failures at the sprocket bolts that I wouldn't be surprised if they were caused by an overtightened chain. Somebody posted one up on here from a GS, and I saw another on an...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By Wallrat
I got one 2 years ago. So nice...actually makes...

I got one 2 years ago. So nice...actually makes changing tires laughably easy. Fronts I can do in about 10 minutes, rears still take me about 20 min though. But I will say I haven't bloodied a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,082
Posted By Wallrat
If you're really pimpin you actually take the...

If you're really pimpin you actually take the time to measure 2% deflection with the swingarm parallel to the ground after having disengaged the rear shock. Then you make a small plate with a cutout...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By Wallrat
Oh I forgot to mention. I also have a BMW...

Oh I forgot to mention. I also have a BMW accessory plug to USB but my iPhone doesn't like it very much and says 'This accessory may not be supported' when I plug it in. Won't charge while that's...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-27-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By Wallrat
Good advice, all. Was planning on putting the...

Good advice, all. Was planning on putting the whole clutch assembly in an oil bath and giving it a rub. Didn't find any feeling of grit in the EXP slides but oil is cheap so will exercise that as...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By Wallrat
Still inside the shaft, just cocked quite a bit...

Still inside the shaft, just cocked quite a bit so that it had made contact with the throwout. Clearance is tight enough between the shaft and throwout that it didn't come completely free and rattle...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-26-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,510
Posted By Wallrat
It happens. Was still a heap o' fun and looks...

It happens. Was still a heap o' fun and looks like a cheap repair bill so that's a nice bonus.

Thanks for the awesome map. Would've been a different ride if I'd known I was gonna be doing the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-26-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,510
Posted By Wallrat
Just an update: Turns out the oil restrictor...

Just an update:

Turns out the oil restrictor on the end of the transmission shaft decided to pop out and wedge itself behind the throwout bearing. Gonna see if I can reuse this one or might have...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,113
Posted By Wallrat
Yeah sorry. Just got back from riding 2000 miles...

Yeah sorry. Just got back from riding 2000 miles out around Arizona/Utah. Definitely better but still get a slight buzz after 60+ mph. Thinking I need to extend the side patches down a hair closer...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-26-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,792
Posted By Wallrat
If you already have a Trailtech odo then a quick...

If you already have a Trailtech odo then a quick n' dirty method of setting up is to wire the power via a thumb switch next to your grip and remove the backup battery from the unit. Simply flip the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,448
Posted By Wallrat
Thanks for taking the time to make that. Enjoyed...

Thanks for taking the time to make that. Enjoyed :clap
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By Wallrat
I got a couple of those for each of my bikes at...

I got a couple of those for each of my bikes at Christmas and have been using one full time since then (haven't been riding the other bike much). Works good, no complaints.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,739
Posted By Wallrat
One of the best reasons for keeping your bike...

One of the best reasons for keeping your bike clean I've found is that you tend to find problems before they become problems. Things like frayed wires or loose bolts. I've had friends that don't...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By Wallrat
Well its that or clean this one up a bit and...

Well its that or clean this one up a bit and wedge it back in haha. Actually that might be possible. I'll have to take another look at it and see but I think its only the one spot visible in the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By Wallrat
http://bobo1167.smugmug.com/Other/F800Gs-Alternato...

http://bobo1167.smugmug.com/Other/F800Gs-Alternator/i-CHMvzCW/0/M/K71S11126a-M.jpg

Snagged functional oil pathway pic off another thread. Back at work now so not sure. There's a dimple in either...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By Wallrat
Ah damn. Was hoping for a free fix. So am I...

Ah damn. Was hoping for a free fix. So am I lucky enough for it to be part of the inner hub or outer basket, or is this a 'call my machinist' part?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By Wallrat
So this little guy was tweaked behind the...

So this little guy was tweaked behind the throwout/release bearing. Doesn't look like it was part of the bearing and I'm not seeing it on the fiche if it isn't. What is it?
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By Wallrat
Do yourself a favor and switch to the cheap stuff...

Do yourself a favor and switch to the cheap stuff next time around. Its the dirty little not-so-secret when it comes to motorcycle oils:...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-25-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,739
Posted By Wallrat
I only use water to wash when its muddy. Use...

I only use water to wash when its muddy. Use water sparingly and for those in between dusty/road grime cleanups I use Protect All and a microfiber cloth. Works as good as Plexus (more people seem...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-25-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By Wallrat
I'm gonna disassemble the whole thing just for...

I'm gonna disassemble the whole thing just for the sake of being OCD but I highly doubt its related to the Rekluse. My money is on the release lever needle bearings having slop and causing mating...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-24-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By Wallrat
1mph tipover on 800GS causes clutch failure

Had a weird thing happen on my Utah ride a few days ago. Was pulling into camp and it was a bit softer than it looked so I ended up tipping over on the left side. No biggie. Picked it up only to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-24-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,510
Posted By Wallrat
Yeah a bit frustrating that such a mild tip over...

Yeah a bit frustrating that such a mild tip over could cause such a debilitating issue but might also have been a lingering problem from the PO. I've had the kid glued to my hip since I got home so...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 26,740
Posted By Wallrat
I think the E-07's shine on the type of terrain...

I think the E-07's shine on the type of terrain that most folks are comfortable using a big bike on. If you make every effort to avoid steep rutted hills and deep sand, then they're probably a great...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-24-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,510
Posted By Wallrat
Now at this point I think I should mention my...

Now at this point I think I should mention my "soloist's mentality". I get a week off from work every month so I have the opportunity to plan decent sized trips fairly often. I mostly don't, since...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-23-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,510
Posted By Wallrat
Ah yes. Back in the national park system where...

Ah yes. Back in the national park system where the speed limits defy all semblance of logic in favor of "additional revenue". This is a really interesting route into the park, and one I've not...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-23-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,510
Posted By Wallrat
So I double-back to Snow Flats and immediately...

So I double-back to Snow Flats and immediately I'm feeling a bit concerned. The large brown sign with the words 'Impassable When Wet' is glaring down at me as I stare at this thing....
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-23-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,510
Posted By Wallrat
Its made of equal parts awesome and win. Super...

Its made of equal parts awesome and win. Super versatile. I try to keep soft and light stuff in it since it is so high on the bike. So clothes, spare tubes, some snacks. Best feature I've found...
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