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Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 89,687
Posted By patobravo
I'm really enjoying your report, keep it coming!

I'm really enjoying your report, keep it coming!
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,253
Posted By patobravo
I'm 6'4" and when I got my '97 I was about 265...

I'm 6'4" and when I got my '97 I was about 265 lbs, with bar risers and an custom seat I find the bike incredibly comfortable and riding 12+ hour days at 70-80 mph is no issue. I picked another one...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,763
Posted By patobravo
Forget about Shinko 700, it's a 3k tire- and...

Forget about Shinko 700, it's a 3k tire- and that's probably being generous.
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3,517
Views: 676,106
Posted By patobravo
I posted this over on the owners thread where it...

I posted this over on the owners thread where it promptly got buried & ignored but I'm curious as I figured the TR650 could be my next bike...someday. But to keep the dream alive I hit the Husky...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4,676
Views: 522,448
Posted By patobravo
So I'm thinking the TR650 could be my next...

So I'm thinking the TR650 could be my next bike...someday. But to keep the dream alive I hit the Husky website (http://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com/en_us.html) periodically. The 2014 site has...
Forum: Vendors 09-11-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 89,353
Posted By patobravo
Good, thanks. You're probably correct. I...

Good, thanks.

You're probably correct. I have no particular insight into this process, just occasionally I'll see a tech news article where Apple has refused an app, this got me thinking.
Forum: Vendors 09-11-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 89,353
Posted By patobravo
Sorry, another couple of questions have occurred...

Sorry, another couple of questions have occurred to me. Forgive me if they've been answered elsewhere, I did search the thread for answers before asking (and am not a big fan of documentation by...
Forum: Vendors 08-29-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 89,353
Posted By patobravo
I heard the Husky Terra is using solid state...

I heard the Husky Terra is using solid state circuit breakers, if true this is the first I've heard of solid state breakers being used by the OEM on a bike I'm actually interested in, it's a long...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-20-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 894
Views: 193,402
Posted By patobravo
A Saturday morning from a ways back. He reads...

A Saturday morning from a ways back. He reads what he likes, I read what I like...

http://patobravo.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Judys-Rides/i-2tWDRp5/1/L/IMG_1039-L.jpg
Forum: Vendors 08-19-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 89,353
Posted By patobravo
Good to hear it's on that board, if it was on the...

Good to hear it's on that board, if it was on the brain side I'd be concerned.


You'll need to educate folks on the difference, 15A through a 15A ATO fuse could take 100 hours to blow, 30A...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,096
Posted By patobravo
There's one that's not showing :)

There's one that's not showing :)
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,096
Posted By patobravo
I once installed a canbus fuel flow meter meant...

I once installed a canbus fuel flow meter meant for boats on my bike. The wiring was particularly gruesome.
http://patobravo.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/misc/i-nJGMh7Z/0/M/IMG_2694-M.jpg
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Forum: Vendors 08-16-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 89,353
Posted By patobravo
Just found and have subscribed to this thread,...

Just found and have subscribed to this thread, nice work. Some suggestions, sorry if they've already been put out there by others, I've skimmed through the thread but did not read completly. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3,517
Views: 676,106
Posted By patobravo
Specs are here...

Specs are here (http://www.fastbikes.se/pdf/Husqvarna_TR650_2013.pdf), 5-speed they say.

More here...
Forum: Vendors 01-05-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 40,951
Posted By patobravo
Some folks have put in a lot of work on that, a...

Some folks have put in a lot of work on that, a huge improvement, some which will take a little getting used to. The FAQ's, which are the crown jewel of the site, are gonna finally begin to get...
Forum: Vendors 01-05-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 40,951
Posted By patobravo
Meter Review...

I did a little review (http://f650.com/Forum/showthread.php?197102-ADVmonster-LED-Voltage...) of this meter over on the Chain Gang site for those who may be interested.

---John
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 27,501
Posted By patobravo
If you download the hi-res images you can read a...

If you download the hi-res images you can read a lot more detail. 17" rear, 19" front. Looks like only one larger exhaust port at the head. The battery most be pretty small & where's the oil tank?
Forum: Vendors 10-29-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4,165
Views: 891,255
Posted By patobravo
I posted something addressing this but it's sort...

I posted something addressing this but it's sort of buried. That dimmer switches at 130 Hz (so the seller says) while the internal regulator switches in the 100's of KHz, Essentially what you're...
Forum: Vendors 10-26-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4,165
Views: 891,255
Posted By patobravo
I called the folks who make the dimmer (Kick...

I called the folks who make the dimmer (Kick Lighting) and found the output is strictly a pulse width modulated voltage, switching at 130 Hz. Since the internal switcher is running much faster than...
Forum: Vendors 10-19-2010, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4,165
Views: 891,255
Posted By patobravo
Yeah, even with the PWB loose in there I think...

Yeah, even with the PWB loose in there I think it'll withstand the typical off-road abuse a GS might see, it and the bimetalic switch are confined in a very small space (0.40") between the backing...
Forum: Vendors 10-16-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 4,165
Views: 891,255
Posted By patobravo
Fixed Brightness 24 W Flood Tear-Down Report

A couple of weeks ago while spelunking in the vendors forum I came across this thread. The packaging was appealing and seemed well thought out while the specs and comments from other users seemed to...
Forum: Vendors 10-06-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4,165
Views: 891,255
Posted By patobravo
I e-mailed yesterday morning, haven't heard...

I e-mailed yesterday morning, haven't heard anything yet...
Forum: Vendors 10-04-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4,165
Views: 891,255
Posted By patobravo
Questions: 1) How is the LED bias set for the...

Questions:
1) How is the LED bias set for the fixed brightness version, resistor or some sort of constant current source? I'm wondering how insensitive the LED's are to variation in the VR output....
Forum: Vendors 08-11-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By patobravo
Youth Small is the smallest I can go, sorry. And...

Youth Small is the smallest I can go, sorry. And the kids shirt color is...
http://www.leadapparel.com/catalog/Gildan-G200B-Natural.jpg

Just learned this all myself.
Forum: Vendors 08-04-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By patobravo
You Want This T-shirt, Besides- It's For the Kids

No More Orders, thanks!
These shirts were designed for the Chain Gang Altitude Sickness 3.0 ride happening later this month. All profit goes directly to the Altitude Sickness 3.0 charity, Austin's...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 356
Posted By patobravo
LC640 Front Brake Line Routing For Low Fender

I'd appreciate it if someone could post how the front brake line routes with a low fender on a LC4640 or derivative. I managed to nab a well worn custom fiberglass front for my F650 that's been...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 190,796
Posted By patobravo
Great stuff, beautiful pics, my first ride report...

Great stuff, beautiful pics, my first ride report subscription ever on ADV rider.

My aluminum boxes I got from KLR650.com also had corner seams split similar to how yours did. I thought the ones...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 190,796
Posted By patobravo
El Salvador's a fun place to be for New Years,...

El Salvador's a fun place to be for New Years, especially if you like fireworks like my son does:
http://patobravo.smugmug.com/Other/misc/firecracker/128529919_qaW7x-L.jpg

if you get a chance...
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 892
Views: 190,796
Posted By patobravo
Great update, good luck in Salvi, the friendliest...

Great update, good luck in Salvi, the friendliest folks are there.
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 190,796
Posted By patobravo
I know the feeling well, I took a weeks worth of...

I know the feeling well, I took a weeks worth of classes in Antigua just to see if it might be something I'd consider doing for a longer time in the future. It was just four hours a day with the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 190,796
Posted By patobravo
Really enjoying your report, my wife's from...

Really enjoying your report, my wife's from Central America and every year when we visit I swear the next year I'm gonna ride down.
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2009, 11:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By patobravo
HDPE is highly weldable, do a web search for...

HDPE is highly weldable, do a web search for "kayak repair welding" and you'll find what you need to know.
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4,934
Views: 646,607
Posted By patobravo
Funny. I agree, where they're located and if the...

Funny. I agree, where they're located and if the race angles don't match (and I'm not saying yours don't, I don't know) then they'll most likely just wear early and get notchy a lot faster, probably...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4,934
Views: 646,607
Posted By patobravo
I was considering doing this when I converted my...

I was considering doing this when I converted my '99 Funduro's front end (http://f650.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=217699) to one from a LC4 Enduro. I was tempted to do the same but decided to ask...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,982
Posted By patobravo
I don't post much but you report has brought me...

I don't post much but you report has brought me up to periscope depth. Nice going, a fun report. I hope there'll be more.


Same bike my wife was riding when I met her (so very, very long ago).
Forum: The Garage 04-03-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By patobravo
Gosh, I wish it was that easy at home. ...

Gosh, I wish it was that easy at home.

Zeners can conduct if both directions, one way it'll start at around 0.7V and the other way (reversed biased) at the zener voltage. If it's a 50V zener then...
Forum: The Garage 04-03-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By patobravo
As drawn the diode is backwards, you'll get SPOT...

As drawn the diode is backwards, you'll get SPOT or SPOT+FLOOD. Use a 1A min (schottky is preferable but a plain old silicon diode will also work fine), I wouldn't use a zener, it just confuses the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,887
Posted By patobravo
Glue, yeah right.

Glue, yeah right.
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,502
Posted By patobravo
Aw nuts! Well, now I have a good reason to...

Aw nuts!

Well, now I have a good reason to go back again :D
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2008, 09:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,502
Posted By patobravo
I'll chime in a little here. We're looking at...

I'll chime in a little here. We're looking at porcupine trail, I sort of want to do it, Mike's hesitant. He says something about not caring if he hurt the bike but if he hurt himself at all (i.e a...
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