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Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,497
Posted By Global Rider
Same here. I cleaned the tracks with alcohol and...

Same here. I cleaned the tracks with alcohol and swabs, not that any dirt/oxidation appeared on the still clean swab.

If I ultra fill my gas tank, the top segment will flash on and off.

Just as...
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 28,139
Posted By Global Rider
For its age, low mileage (I have other bikes),...

For its age, low mileage (I have other bikes), but the systems have seen plenty of heat cycles. Stored in my garage and well maintained.

I am about to install one of my LCD voltmeters as I have on...
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 28,139
Posted By Global Rider
I'm still running on my original ignition...

I'm still running on my original ignition components and alternator on my 1990 R100 GS.

Other than renewing the heat sink compound on the ignition module, they all seem to work fine and are...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,373
Posted By Global Rider
I did! You asked them for a charger...

I did!

You asked them for a charger recommendation.

I told you to look up battery charging requirements (if you are planning on using a specialty battery such as a VRLA GEL or AGM as your post...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,373
Posted By Global Rider
Start off by looking at what the battery...

Start off by looking at what the battery manufacturer requires in the way of charging. Any reputable battery manufacturer lists that info.

I also do not buy into some minimum charge rates...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 89,084
Posted By Global Rider
Have they been in use over 10 years and in large...

Have they been in use over 10 years and in large numbers?

And have they lasted 10 years?

If not, how can you say that?
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 89,084
Posted By Global Rider
^ which is why I believe in something proven,...

^ which is why I believe in something proven, especially when in remote areas.
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,579
Posted By Global Rider
If you are going to consider upper end gear, have...

If you are going to consider upper end gear, have a look at Stadler (http://www.stadler-bekleidung.de/index.php/home-en.html). I only found out about them maybe five years ago and got to see their...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 553,650
Posted By Global Rider
I found that link to welder company in China. ...

I found that link to welder company in China.

JLT Welding Technology (http://www.jltwelding.com)

The contact there is Melody. She will send you a price list.
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 553,650
Posted By Global Rider
I was all set on a Miller Dynasty till one of the...

I was all set on a Miller Dynasty till one of the welders at work who uses a Miller Dynasty 700 put me onto Everlast and Longevity welders.

At more than double the price, the Miller Dynasty lost...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 260,730
Posted By Global Rider
We need to define "quite a while" and also ask...

We need to define "quite a while" and also ask how many cycles (in our case years) they've attained from their battery.

I have read user posts on this and other forums "I've used a Battery Tender...
Forum: The Garage 05-18-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 260,730
Posted By Global Rider
Well reviews and reputations are all very nice,...

Well reviews and reputations are all very nice, but they have to be backed up by real testing, not conjecture or commenting about the nice charger casing, etc.

Here is a good one from a well known...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 260,730
Posted By Global Rider
I take it you tested it? What kind of...

I take it you tested it?

What kind of numbers did you measure?

And charge curves taken?
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,072
Posted By Global Rider
You got it. The one thing you'll never find...

You got it.

The one thing you'll never find in magazine reviews of gloves is whether the glove lining stays put when you take your gloves off in hot sweaty weather.

Try getting the fingers of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-04-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,795
Posted By Global Rider
I will. The flashing LED would be the least of...

I will. The flashing LED would be the least of your worries.

For starters, their voltage levels are all wrong. It amazes me that companies come out with products without knowing what they are...
Forum: The Garage 04-28-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 260,730
Posted By Global Rider
Well you need the right equipment to make valid...

Well you need the right equipment to make valid statements.

I have seen too many posts where the person says his charger recovered their battery. Recovered from what; a discharged battery or a...
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 260,730
Posted By Global Rider
I've tested some shop chargers (Schumacher, Pulse...

I've tested some shop chargers (Schumacher, Pulse Tech, etc) and the before and after capacity tests didn't show much of an improvement.

Were you able to run a capacity test and if so, what kind...
Forum: The Garage 04-26-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 260,730
Posted By Global Rider
Backed up by what? I don't see any load test or...

Backed up by what? I don't see any load test or capacity test numbers when he talks about one battery or one charger recovering better. Recovered to what state? Numbers!!!!

Joel states:

Jeez,...
Forum: The Garage 04-26-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 260,730
Posted By Global Rider
Do you have any brand names for those chargers?

Do you have any brand names for those chargers?
Forum: The Garage 04-25-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 553,650
Posted By Global Rider
OMG! Seriously, some people should take up...

OMG!

Seriously, some people should take up gardening or basket weaving. Those are beyond terrible welds. Might as well drill holes and use bailing wire instead. :rofl
Forum: The Garage 04-25-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 553,650
Posted By Global Rider
At more than twice the price, the Miller Dynasty...

At more than twice the price, the Miller Dynasty 200DX was hard to justify so I went with the Everlast.

I've been following the Welding Tricks and Tips videos on YouTube and downloaded the Miller...
Forum: The Garage 04-25-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 553,650
Posted By Global Rider
It looks like someone threw molten metal at that...

It looks like someone threw molten metal at that joint.
Forum: The Garage 04-25-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 553,650
Posted By Global Rider
That is a weld? Cripes, I have oxy-acetylene...

That is a weld? Cripes, I have oxy-acetylene welds that look like a TIG weld and I do this as a hobby. I'll be plugging in my new Everlast PowerTIG 250 EX soon. I always wanted a TIG.
Forum: The Garage 04-25-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 260,730
Posted By Global Rider
I have a saying every time I read...

I have a saying every time I read what-is-the-problem posts on forums: less guessing and more testing/measuring.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-10-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 89,084
Posted By Global Rider
Well the bottom line is, 99.99% of the time, the...

Well the bottom line is, 99.99% of the time, the ability to start an engine far outweighs the ability to play the radio for 48 hours.

The only time AH was important to me is when the alternator...
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,684
Posted By Global Rider
Not really. I do have pics, but they are in an...

Not really. I do have pics, but they are in an unlisted gallery. I just don't have the time.

I might do a Bosch starter rebuild DIY since I have mine all apart and cleaned up. I need to media...
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 260,730
Posted By Global Rider
So much for high tech. :wink:

So much for high tech. :wink:
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 260,730
Posted By Global Rider
What concerns me is the 14 gauge cable used in...

What concerns me is the 14 gauge cable used in that monitor. It may be short in length, but then so is the OEM factory ground cable which is probably a 6 or 8 gauge cable.

That meter claims...
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 260,730
Posted By Global Rider
I like that little meter. It is unfortunate...

I like that little meter.

It is unfortunate it cannot be installed into the vehicle's wiring system for on-board monitoring.
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,684
Posted By Global Rider
That is a lot lighter than having to push a fully...

That is a lot lighter than having to push a fully loaded GSA up a road in the Alps to the next town in sight.

Give me a Bosch; the one in my car is still working and it is a whole lot older.
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,684
Posted By Global Rider
The winding does not get too close to the plate. ...

The winding does not get too close to the plate.

Its the grease retainer plate that detaches itself from the planetary gear housing and then rubs against the motor windings causing the short to...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,684
Posted By Global Rider
Yup, that looks familiar. You know, there is...

Yup, that looks familiar.

You know, there is a reason why I try to avoid flying in an Airbus. Where are those made?

I had the same failure last summer while on my annual Alps tour.

My thread...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,684
Posted By Global Rider
Valeo finally figured it out, I guess. :rolleyes ...

Valeo finally figured it out, I guess. :rolleyes

I rebuilt my Valeo starter way back in the early 1990s when nobody had the chance or bothered to yet. And a motor housing wasn't available...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-31-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 89,084
Posted By Global Rider
One that is waterproof. If you hooking up...

One that is waterproof.

If you hooking up directly to the battery for an always-on condition, then it has to be a voltmeter that draws very little current. Those are usually a voltmeter with an...
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,373
Posted By Global Rider
Well it is temperature dependent. Charge...

Well it is temperature dependent.

Charge voltages are normally quoted at standard temperature (for a battery) and then adjusted for temperature.

Most voltage regulators have a mV per degree C...
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,373
Posted By Global Rider
Fixed that for you.

Fixed that for you.
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 553,650
Posted By Global Rider
JLT Welders

Is anyone familiar with JLT Welders and if so, who sells them in the US and/or Canada?
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,373
Posted By Global Rider
Just as the higher amp Xantrex chargers don't, I...

Just as the higher amp Xantrex chargers don't, I don't believe the 10A model does. You could download the Owner's Guide (http://www.xantrex.com/power-products/battery-chargers/truecharge-2.aspx) and...
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 260,730
Posted By Global Rider
Which is why in post #1023 I stated "I really do...

Which is why in post #1023 I stated "I really do not worry about that situation".

As others have just mentioned, its seems quite a few are having issues with these batteries. Now if you are going...
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,373
Posted By Global Rider
I am going to assume your "marine deep cycle"...

I am going to assume your "marine deep cycle" battery is a VRLA GEL cell, in which case that charging voltage end point is acceptable and so is the float voltage. It depends on the battery...
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