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Old 06-30-2013, 04:35 AM   #17806
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So a friend of mine calls me, she needs to borrow a few bikes for today for the parade. I say sure.

Her main bike, an FZ1 has a blown electrical system, she installed the battery backwards and fried everything.

We pick up one bike, bring it to her place.

While there I check her FZ1.

Turns out the main fuse is out, she thought she checked all the fuses, but Yamaha in their ultimate wisdom uses a PAL fuse for the main fuse. Do you know where to pick up a PAL fuse locally? I sure as shit don't (dealers aren't open Sunday and Monday) unless of course someone here knows of one which is? Maybe a Marine or boat supply place....

So she drops me off at home where I do some MacGuyvering on the fuse. Let's crack this stupid looking thing open. Lets see, all it is is two female .316 spade connector mated together. The mating portion was snipped IE blown.

LIGHT BULB, let's weld em back together.

Oh wait my friend borrowed my welder, and it's 3am......

I have jumper cables, got a penny? See if you have an older one, those have more copper in em. (In hindsight I think a nickel would have been better).

Great, 1968 penny, a classic.

Pop your hood.

What for?

Just pop the hood.

Clip metal together with needle nose pliers, connect negative jumper cable around needle nose pliers to keep it all together.

Connect penny to positive cable.

Connect other end of jumper cables to car battery.

Buzzzzzzzzzzzz, I'm blind, buzzzzzzzzzzzzz, voila done. MacGuyver taught me well.

Fuse works....wonder if it will still blow as intended?

Anyway, just in case, does anyone have one of these stupid things around? in 50amp? Oh, we'd need it literally within the next 2-3hrs (in Redhook Brooklyn).



I just finished making a loop with 10 gauge cable as well as two short sections with a .316 female spade on one end and a 1\4" spade on the other and I should have a couple of standard 40 amp fuses lying around, basically a makeshift fuse holder.
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:05 AM   #17807
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Fuse

Maybe too late, but maybe the new Harbor Freight sells 'em?

Failing that, pick up a portable fire extinguisher and some big zip ties.

Also, Red for Positive!
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:44 AM   #17808
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Woke up this morning to find my registration sticker missing, really!? Is this a common issue and how of a PIA am I looking at to get a new one? Anyone else gone through this.

FYI - I was parked on 6 Ave in Park Slope
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:57 AM   #17809
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Woke up this morning to find my registration sticker missing, really!? Is this a common issue and how of a PIA am I looking at to get a new one? Anyone else gone through this.

FYI - I was parked on 6 Ave in Park Slope
Yup. I take a razor and cut mine in an "X" just to stop them.
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:01 AM   #17810
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Yup. I take a razor and cut mine in an "X" just to stop them.
Good idea, I'll do that to the next one.
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:26 AM   #17811
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Yup. I take a razor and cut mine in an "X" just to stop them.
Dayum, learn something new every day...
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:33 AM   #17812
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i had my sticker stolen too. like a week after i just put it on. i had to go waster my time and go to the dmv and pay $3 to get a new sticker and registration.
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:51 PM   #17813
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Another "trick" is never put a new sticker on top of an old one. Much, much easier to peel off that way.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:31 AM   #17814
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Her main bike, an FZ1 has a blown electrical system, she installed the battery backwards and fried everything.

We pick up one bike, bring it to her place.

While there I check her FZ1.

Turns out the main fuse is out, she thought she checked all the fuses, but Yamaha in their ultimate wisdom uses a PAL fuse for the main fuse. Do you know where to pick up a PAL fuse locally? I sure as shit don't (dealers aren't open Sunday and Monday) unless of course someone here knows of one which is? Maybe a Marine or boat supply place....








Hi HaChayalBoded:

Looks like the PAL fuse is used in domestic autos (Fords ) also.
PAL fuses are also known as FLF, Fusible Link, Fuselink , and Auto Link.

You can find them at AutoZone and Advance Auto.

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par...2388_152118_0_
http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...selink+50+amps
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:25 AM   #17815
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I think Touratech sells an infrared inspection sticker removal alert system device, it connects to the HID light modification ballast.

It calls you on your Touratech satellite cell phone and notifies the satellites to track the sticker anywhere within the western hemisphere.

It's only $1,400.00 us
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:35 AM   #17816
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I think Touratech sells an infrared inspection sticker removal alert system device, it connects to the HID light modification ballast.

It calls you on your Touratech satellite cell phone and notifies the satellites to track the sticker anywhere within the western hemisphere.

It's only $1,400.00 us

I always thought Touratech could make a fortune selling home theater shelving.
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Old 07-01-2013, 02:56 PM   #17817
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Here's a great example of responsible motorcyclists in Manhattan.
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:03 PM   #17818
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i had my sticker stolen too. like a week after i just put it on. i had to go waster my time and go to the dmv and pay $3 to get a new sticker and registration.
Went to DMV today, not too bad and $3 like you said. I'll cut this sticker and hopefully have better luck.
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:19 PM   #17819
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Here's a great example of responsible motorcyclists in Manhattan.
I wonder how many went by before the recording started.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:03 PM   #17820
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Here's a great example of responsible motorcyclists in Manhattan.
thats what makes us look bad. i was reading somewhere that they were riding in the streets like that because of a person named Ray Ray who died riding his dirt bike or something.

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Went to DMV today, not too bad and $3 like you said. I'll cut this sticker and hopefully have better luck.
cool. glad it got worked out. a missing sticker is better than a missing plate.
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