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Old 05-29-2013, 01:59 AM   #8971
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Is anyone running a Seat Concepts seat with a Safari tank? I'm concerned about the front of the seat "clearing the bridge" of the Safari tank.
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:16 AM   #8972
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Is anyone running a Seat Concepts seat with a Safari tank? I'm concerned about the front of the seat "clearing the bridge" of the Safari tank.
I have the tank and the seat. The problem is getting the front to hook in. I damaged the front trying to get it to fit. I like the seat it is way better then stock. The only other problem with the tank is wider so you stand kinda bow leged, need bigger foot pegs. But that's just me. The tank can take a hit though bent the hell out of the piece that goes through the carb. Pushed my seat up so hard I could not release it.
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:57 AM   #8973
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The instructions for the Safari tank tell us to remove the front hook. My custom Corbin is held nice in place by the "bridge."
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:15 AM   #8974
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Well.. My Reg/rec is at fault.

I was hooked my multi meter up to the hot lead coming from the R/R and ground... taped it to my handlebars and went for a ride around Dushanbe. After about 5 minutes I got the fault.. looked down and the multi meter was reading about 19v. A few seconds earlier it was charging at 14.4v.

Now to find a Reg/rec in this part of the world.
I might have to steal one from a chinese scooter until I can source a good one.
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:40 AM   #8975
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Well.. My Reg/rec is at fault.

I was hooked my multi meter up to the hot lead coming from the R/R and ground... taped it to my handlebars and went for a ride around Dushanbe. After about 5 minutes I got the fault.. looked down and the multi meter was reading about 19v. A few seconds earlier it was charging at 14.4v.

Now to find a Reg/rec in this part of the world.
I might have to steal one from a chinese scooter until I can source a good one.
Well at least you aren't guessing any longer.

The reg you put on your old bike. What was it? Was it plug and play? Was it lots of work?

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Old 05-29-2013, 07:55 AM   #8976
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Well.. My Reg/rec is at fault.

I was hooked my multi meter up to the hot lead coming from the R/R and ground... taped it to my handlebars and went for a ride around Dushanbe. After about 5 minutes I got the fault.. looked down and the multi meter was reading about 19v. A few seconds earlier it was charging at 14.4v.

Now to find a Reg/rec in this part of the world.
I might have to steal one from a chinese scooter until I can source a good one.
Probably not much help now, but another inmate posted about a better regulator, which I installed. No problems other than the aftermarket part is bigger than the OEM and requires some minor wiring work. Supposed to be a more reliable part.

http://motoelectrixcom.myshopify.com...-rectifier-kit
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:28 AM   #8977
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Well.. My Reg/rec is at fault.

I was hooked my multi meter up to the hot lead coming from the R/R and ground... taped it to my handlebars and went for a ride around Dushanbe. After about 5 minutes I got the fault.. looked down and the multi meter was reading about 19v. A few seconds earlier it was charging at 14.4v.

Now to find a Reg/rec in this part of the world.
I might have to steal one from a chinese scooter until I can source a good one.
If you need anything shipped from the States let me know.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:54 AM   #8978
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Same problem I have when standing. Can I ask how tall you are?
5' 10". 33.5" sleeve length, 30" inseam.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:55 AM   #8979
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Well at least you aren't guessing any longer.

The reg you put on your old bike. What was it? Was it plug and play? Was it lots of work?

K
I used this one a Shindengen FH020AA http://roadstercycle.com/
This is the same one that Velociraptor posted. Its quite easy.. not "plug and play" but it will give you a chance to better understand the moto. There are tutorial videos on that site also.

Simplified:
3 wires from your stator. This is 3phase AC. Like the powerline but without a ground. between 60 and 120v depending on the motor RPM. You splice these the connector in the kit. When I did my old bike, I got rid of the crappy brown connector from the stator.

2 wires from your Reg/rec. Ground and +
Run the ground and the plus directly to the battery. Put a 30amp fuse as close to the reg/rec as possible. This will help eliminate any future grounding/voltage problems.

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If you need anything shipped from the States let me know.
I sent an email to Jack at road cycles to see what DHL will cost to Almaty or Bishkek. Tomorrow I will go to the auto bazaar and try to find a reg/rec from some thing to get me by. Basically any moto will work.. even if the power output is low, it takes about 150w to run the 690 with headlight.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:02 AM   #8980
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Well.. My Reg/rec is at fault.

I was hooked my multi meter up to the hot lead coming from the R/R and ground... taped it to my handlebars and went for a ride around Dushanbe. After about 5 minutes I got the fault.. looked down and the multi meter was reading about 19v. A few seconds earlier it was charging at 14.4v.

Now to find a Reg/rec in this part of the world.
I might have to steal one from a chinese scooter until I can source a good one.
I don't know how difficult shipping is where you are at but, I would think that you have conquered more than half the battle by finding the fault.

I believe that all of the newer yamaha and honda street bikes have a version of the preferred R/R. It might be harder to source the required connectors.

If you can get the R/R at a yam/honda dealer close you might have better luck getting the connector & fuse holder from EasternBeaver.com who is out of Japan. You might be able to get a complete kit from him where you won't need to do any soldering.

I'll see if I can come up with some part numbers for the Yamaha & Honda options.

As MuffinMan said, if you need anything bought/shipped let us know and we can help you out from this side.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:26 AM   #8981
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If after my next ride I still find the fine dust on the sides of the box I'll be looking for a new solution. Is the Rally Raid the way to go to solve this?
I tried the greased sides thing but used oil analysis showed I was still getting significant dirt in my oil. Upon close inspection the snorkel's bottom plate was no longer flat--it had bowed up in the middle. IMHO, it's inherent in its design since the front just hooks into the slots on the airbox and relies on the two screws at the rear to bring it down flat, leaving the length of the sides unsecured. My theory is that the plastic heats up from the engine heat, softens a bit, and then takes a set with a bow in it, forming a permanent gap. You might be able to slather enough grease into the gap to seal it, but it's a messy PITA and not a proper solution (again, IMHO).

So, I installed the Rally Raid kit part-way through my last oil change interval. My last used oil analysis showed a reduction by about 1/3 in the amount of dust and associated engine wear particles. That's an encouraging sign that the airbox-to-snorkel seal was the culprit. It'll take a few oil changes to get all the contamination out of the engine's innards, but the trend is in the right direction.

The drawback of the Rally Raid intake is that it greatly increases the intake noise. You don't realize how good of a muffler the snorkel is until you do this mod. I've actually grown to like the noise, and if you're gentle with the throttle you can keep the noise down pretty nicely (for example, when riding past the neighbors' houses). But, it sounds glorious at full throttle!

Anyways, just my 2˘ on the topic…
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:05 PM   #8982
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The first thing that I would try is backflushing the injector, mine starting acting up at ~6200 miles and by ~6300 was unrideable, this fixed it:

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Letter J's injector flush is a good idea, I started there when your situation was mine. Also check grounds.
Guess I just paid the price for being too lazy to get down to trying to fix the bike - backfire and stall at a junction, stopped dead and went over on my right foot which is now broken and will take up to 8 weeks to heal - rear brake lever twisted as well. I've ordered a load of stuff off Rally Raid and I'll give the bike a serious going over when i can use my foot again.

Lesson learned. If you ever get the stalling issue be aware that it really is a safety issue too
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:52 PM   #8983
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So sorry to hear that. Hope you have a full and speedy recovery.


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Old 05-29-2013, 01:57 PM   #8984
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Sorry to hear about the foot. Hope you get the bike sorted.
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:05 PM   #8985
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Major bummer with the injury.....good luck with the bike work repairs/updates.
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