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Old 04-22-2015, 06:56 AM   #8641
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Race Fasteners?

Has anyone installed 1/4 turn race fasteners on the body panels? I'm so sick of loosing 20+ Torx screws to get access to ... well, anything!

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Old 04-22-2015, 07:09 AM   #8642
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Have not used the race fasteners but have made captive screw arrangements for my Dakar screen and also replaced the rear body panel mounts with captive screw arrangements and that is where you will run into difficulty as the rear mounts are dual mounting for airbox and body panels

Re that battery monitor, they are not the best devices to rely on, some of the circuitry used in them is pretty poor as they dont have a reference voltage
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:31 AM   #8643
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Hey Wayne -- excuse my ignorance, but why would a voltage monitor need a reference voltage? It just measures the voltage between ground, that's all.
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:03 AM   #8644
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Has anyone installed 1/4 turn race fasteners
Absolutely thought about it Dzus fasteners everytime I have to do anything on the bike and many times in between. I think I keep talking myself out of it because it would really only take care of 10 or so of the 16 torx screws (I'd leave the ones that didn't screw into clips). You need to be specific with the length or they're not secure (the Dzus fasteners are really meant for securing aluminum or fiberglass which doesn't wear/ isn't compressible like plastic). Lastly, after all the initial tinkering was done I'm not really taking the panels off all that much. Bike runs great and panels only need to come off at regular service intervals, which are blissfully long and the few times I've parked it for a while and d/c'd the battery.

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Old 04-22-2015, 06:48 PM   #8645
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Hey Wayne -- excuse my ignorance, but why would a voltage monitor need a reference voltage? It just measures the voltage between ground, that's all.


Normally you need a voltage reference to compare the measured voltage to get some level of accuracy. You use a zener diode with a breakdown voltage near what you are measuring, say 12.0 volts. Now days there are more accurate reference chips available.



What is probably more useful would be a charge meter. You place a small resistance in series with the battery and measure the voltage across it. Wired properly, a positive voltage indicates current flowing into the battery (charging) and a negative voltage indicates current leaving the battery (discharging). Use an op-amp to multiply the voltage and drive a bipolar LED: red means discharging, green means charging. I should see what it would take to whip that circuit up, not much I expect.
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