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Old 05-09-2012, 04:01 PM   #16
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Has that battery been tested in this application? Will it charge, etc...? Looks like a nice alternative to pricier options...
The LiPo batteries really only have one real downside. They can pop and burn. No biggie, right?
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:24 PM   #17
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This bike is going to be so stinkin' cool. Glad to see more progress!!
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:46 PM   #18
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Looks great. Watching to see how it goes.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:07 AM   #19
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In !

In ! before the lock,ban or forgetting where I left the best threads !

Super work , wish I was as able.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:26 AM   #20
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It is a 14.8 volt and our bikes only charge to 14.4 ish?!?
This really is asking for problems ... but you can bypass the voltage regulator ... at ~3,500rpm the voltage output of your stock charging system will be around 14.5 volts. At higher rpms ... it gets up there. FWIW.

You'll probably cook other things ... but the bike *can* charge that high.

I am NOT an electrician ... I just know what happened when my voltage regulator died, and I had a volt meter on it.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:31 AM   #21
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Light bulbs tend to be the first casualties when you run higher than normal voltage. You might go through a few of them.
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:55 PM   #22
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I gotta say that lower shock mount is the bee's knees. I'm always surprised when folks do the mono shock conversion and weld a mount that sticks up a couple inches from the brace.

I'd be curious to see the parts that went into it. Welded in threaded insert and a Bushing or bearing? The upper shock mount is pretty well thought out, too.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:12 AM   #23
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Much doin' lately??
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:53 PM   #24
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Ha ha, It's been so long, I figured you would have forgotten me! I walk by everyday, and stroke it lovingly, and swear I will get it done soon. Since the last post, I got the front wheel bearings, and spacer made. Trued the wheel, and mounted the tire. I spent a little time on the exhaust, and got the sub frame most of the way done. Thanks for bringing her back from the dark recesses of the forum!









I have always liked wood on vehicles, car, bike, airplane, ETC. I saw a similar wood rack here on the forum somewhere, and had to have one!
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:55 AM   #25
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I walk by everyday, and stroke it lovingly,
I know the feeling, ive got one with 4 wheels thats 2 years running. Its a wonderful process isnt it.

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Thanks for bringing her back from the dark recesses of the forum!

No worries mate
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:35 AM   #26
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Wow! Looking pretty! Thanks for the new pictures!!!
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:52 AM   #27
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I really like that wood rack. Maybe if we keep bumping this thread it'll shame you into finishing that thing.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:23 AM   #28
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:38 AM   #29
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I have always liked wood on vehicles, car, bike, airplane, ETC. I saw a similar wood rack here on the forum somewhere, and had to have one!
So now I can't post the photo of the one I'm making.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:19 AM   #30
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Those are some sweet welds! You're a master at your craft.

btw, is that a SWB /5 in the background with a solo seat? Pretty cool!
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