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Old 12-05-2013, 06:36 PM   #84331
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Question So i was curious.i put a vapor on my DR

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and all this time I thought you were near Melbourne.
With my stock battery and charging system and having a vapor installed.
Could i still run some heated gear?
If so anyone has some suggestions on brand?

Or would i need to get that upgraded stator from procycle and shorai battery?

I guess i cant complain much with it only being 40 degrees. But at 65mph to work for 12 miles it feels more like 20degrees
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:41 PM   #84332
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I've been in Melbourne. But not for long. They have alligators. I live in Arizona. I'm not ready for aquatic lizards. Better to duke it out with a gila monster.
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:43 PM   #84333
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And heated vests.

Last ride of the season, I'm sending the shock back to Cogent for a refresh next week. It's a little overdue at 40,732 miles.



Besides with the shock gone, I won't have to buy an electric vest.

40,000 miles. That is pure shock abuse, you, you, abuser of shocks, you.

Punishment will be a small sample of the liquified skunk we will remove, sent back with the nice fresh shock.

It will be good to see another of our baby's home for a visit. Proper love and cuddling will be lavished upon it!

Thanks!
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:53 PM   #84334
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With my stock battery and charging system and having a vapor installed.
Could i still run some heated gear?
If so anyone has some suggestions on brand?

Or would i need to get that upgraded stator from procycle and shorai battery?

I guess i cant complain much with it only being 40 degrees. But at 65mph to work for 12 miles it feels more like 20degrees
Vaopr's use milli amps not mega amps,you will be fine.
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:08 PM   #84335
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40,000 miles. That is pure shock abuse, you, you, abuser of shocks, you.


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Punishment will be a small sample of the liquified skunk we will remove, sent back with the nice fresh shock.


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It will be good to see another of our baby's home for a visit.
Long term abuse test data.

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Proper love and cuddling will be lavished upon it!

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Thanks!
Thanks for engineering a competent suspension for our DRs; including the DDCs.
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:18 PM   #84336
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wow, I have 30,000 miles left on my shock.

and I only have 1000 miles on the DDC's so far

so glad NC Rick took an interest in our beasts.
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:26 PM   #84337
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I've been in Melbourne. But not for long. They have alligators. I live in Arizona. I'm not ready for aquatic lizards. Better to duke it out with a gila monster.
Correction...Melbourne area has LOTS of alligators. One of the biggest gators in the state was pulled out of Lake Washington. Melbourne area has a few cottonmouths too. At least the crocs, killer bees, burmese pythons, and anacondas haven't come that far north yet. I saw a panther by Palm Bay though, so they're coming a bit further north now.

The bellow of the DR opening up seems to hurry even the biggest gators off of the canal levees though, so I don't worry much about the gators unless I find myself off the bike near water.

I'm not worrying about gators this week though. Colorado doesn't seem to have many.
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:27 PM   #84338
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wow, I have 30,000 miles left on my shock.

and I only have 1000 miles on the DDC's so far
You'd better get busy.

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so glad NC Rick took an interest in our beasts.
+ 10 to the nth
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:28 PM   #84339
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With my stock battery and charging system and having a vapor installed.
Could i still run some heated gear?
If so anyone has some suggestions on brand?

Or would i need to get that upgraded stator from procycle and shorai battery?

I guess i cant complain much with it only being 40 degrees. But at 65mph to work for 12 miles it feels more like 20degrees
I use an old Widder vest, can still find them on the Iron Butt site and ebay but out of business. One good thing about them way they didn't draw a lot of juice. I probably should have a Voltmeter (recommendations?) but have never had an issue. I did switch out the headlight to HID so drawing less and can switch it off totally if I want (ie on dirt).
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:30 PM   #84340
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With my stock battery and charging system and having a vapor installed.
Could i still run some heated gear?
If so anyone has some suggestions on brand?

Or would i need to get that upgraded stator from procycle and shorai battery?

I guess i cant complain much with it only being 40 degrees. But at 65mph to work for 12 miles it feels more like 20degrees
I converted to a 30W HID headlight (stock pulls 60w) this allows me to run my heated gear without fear, and is still brighter than stock.

my HID is a cheap chinese kit $20 delivered and has lasted for several years.
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:37 PM   #84341
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40,000 miles. That is pure shock abuse, you, you, abuser of shocks, you.

Punishment will be a small sample of the liquified skunk we will remove, sent back with the nice fresh shock.

It will be good to see another of our baby's home for a visit. Proper love and cuddling will be lavished upon it!

Thanks!
That's just getting broken-in in my book. I once ran a street shock for 70,000 miles between rebuilds, and then only pulled it because it stopped damping all together (felt like a free spring)

OH THE HUMANITY...........shock-manity??
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:41 PM   #84342
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With my stock battery and charging system and having a vapor installed.
Could i still run some heated gear?
If so anyone has some suggestions on brand?

Or would i need to get that upgraded stator from procycle and shorai battery?

I guess i cant complain much with it only being 40 degrees. But at 65mph to work for 12 miles it feels more like 20degrees
Consider upgrading the stator, but you can also conserve watts...HID headlight saves around 20W. A headlight OFF switch can save another 35W. LED tail/brake bulb saves 2W/20W. LED dash bulb saves 2-3W. LED license bulb saves 2-3W. 5W LED foglights save huge compared to incandescent 55W foglights. A heat-troller makes your heated gear more efficient too.

Dress for the weather. Cover all exposed skin. Use a wicking layer, insulating layer(s), windproof/waterproof layer, winter gloves, winter socks, a windstopper balaclava, and your heated liners.
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:32 PM   #84343
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The DR CDI does not need a battery at all to run as spark is completely independent of the charging system. However if the battery is too weak to spin the engine over fast enough the magneto may not generate enough energy to fire.


That seemed to be the issue.. Had the battery on a 2 amp charge for 8 hours and it started fine this morning. New battery will go in tomorrow since I ordered it already.
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:41 PM   #84344
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Thanks for the follow-up. Glad it was a simple fix.
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:51 AM   #84345
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With my stock battery and charging system and having a vapor installed.
Could i still run some heated gear?
If so anyone has some suggestions on brand?

Or would i need to get that upgraded stator from procycle and shorai battery?

I guess i cant complain much with it only being 40 degrees. But at 65mph to work for 12 miles it feels more like 20degrees
The vapor doesn't draw much. I would consider a yuasa lead acid battery instead of the shorai, especially if you are doing cold temperatures. The lithium batteries don't like cold as much- you need to "warm them up" by leaving the headlight on for 30 seconds or so to get good current flow to start. 40s prolly aren't too bad, but teens and twenties might be harder with a shorai. Also, don't ever let that shorai get stone dead or it may not recover and you'll be buying a new one. Lead acid is more forgiving here, but draining them down to nothing isn't good for them either.

I was worried about doing a big trip with an aftermarket stator and regulator, but I haven't had any issues with my procycle setup. About 28000 on the stator and regulator with no charging issues..
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