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Old 08-28-2006, 02:39 AM   #106
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15,000 miles of abuse so far (www.nohorizons.net). Still charging as if new. The battery is getting abused (overnight charging of computer etc.) but seems to be holding up. Glad I got this setup, as the other day it took 2 days to cover 40 miles over a pass, at walking pace. Strange to not get out of first gear for 2 days ... The RPM's were low, thankfully there was cool air to cool the bike. Not sure how you would do it with a stock setup ... I don't think I got over 3k rpm...
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Old 08-28-2006, 04:09 AM   #107
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15,000 miles of abuse so far (www.nohorizons.net). Still charging as if new. The battery is getting abused (overnight charging of computer etc.) but seems to be holding up. Glad I got this setup, as the other day it took 2 days to cover 40 miles over a pass, at walking pace. Strange to not get out of first gear for 2 days ... The RPM's were low, thankfully there was cool air to cool the bike. Not sure how you would do it with a stock setup ... I don't think I got over 3k rpm...
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Old 09-21-2006, 03:06 PM   #108
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Just a note to say thanks to John at Euromotoelectrics (Enduralast). I had an issue with my regulator (probably my fault) and John was a perfect gentleman..walked me through the diagnosis process, determined the problem, and sent me a new regulator that same day. Once again, I think I screwed the install, that's probably why the regulator didn't work correctly. John still took the time to make things right and I am happy as ever with the product...Tony
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Old 04-18-2007, 05:06 PM   #109
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Hey all...

3500 miles on my enduralast install, I had the rectifier under the tank, but now it is up in the wind where the stock horn would be...much better. I didn't have space behind the battery like others did.

Runs great! Heated grips, heated liner, massive headlight, all fine, 14 volts at idle.

Thanks, John!

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Old 02-22-2011, 03:11 AM   #110
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So all enduralast customers are still happy?
My stock system still works, but I'm visiting US, so tempting to bring with me an enduralast or omega.
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The voltage regulator controls the energy supply from the stator / rotor according to the
system demand, monitoring the voltage.
The current Modern Common Practice for use in the transportation industry (with 2-phase
stator and permanent magnet rotor) is to perform the function of regulation thru the use of
a Silicone-Controlled Rectifier (SCR) or thyristor."
This technology works well?
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:38 AM   #111
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So all enduralast customers are still happy?
Nothing but. It just works. It might be the only part of my bike I haven't touched in 30,000 miles.
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:02 AM   #112
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I've heard only good things on the enduralast except for one....something breaks....you need to replace the entire system.

The Omega system has more components.....but they are all individually replaceable. The proprietor of Motorrad Elektrik, Rick Jones is a hell of a guy and stands behind his product. For that reason, I would go with the Omega again.
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:28 AM   #113
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Any "electric enginers" out there to enlight the subject?
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:29 AM   #114
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:15 AM   #115
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I've heard only good things on the enduralast except for one....something breaks....you need to replace the entire system.


Not sure where you heard that.

There's only one part that can really fail. That's the regulator/rectifier box. I suppose the stator could fail, but that's not a common failure item on any chargine system. The rotor basically CANNOT fail as it's just a magnet. I don't see why you'd have to replace the whole system if the box went. It costs $100 and is a readily available OEM part on ducatis and moto guzzis.
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:26 AM   #116
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Gotta agree with A-Dub. Troubleshooting the Omega rotor requires an Ohm meter. Troubleshooting the Enduralast requires a chunk of steel.

60k miles on mine and I've never touched it. I ran heated grips this winter with no problems. I've also got 2 extra fog lights that I run sometimes. I've still got the 6 year old Odyssey battery that the PO gave me.

I'd say it's the points-in-a-can of alternators
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:14 PM   #117
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bgoodsoil;
You got the enduralast?
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:23 PM   #118
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Not sure where you heard that.

There's only one part that can really fail. That's the regulator/rectifier box. I suppose the stator could fail, but that's not a common failure item on any chargine system. The rotor basically CANNOT fail as it's just a magnet. I don't see why you'd have to replace the whole system if the box went. It costs $100 and is a readily available OEM part on ducatis and moto guzzis.
From what i read last time that was the consensus. Great..as long as it doesn't go south. The stator cannot be purchased separately, and if the box does go, how do you diagnose it? It's output is limited per snowbums eval.

I would not shy away from one though as overall it's a good system.

I do wonder why if it is such a great product, Rick does not offer it. Generally it seems he supports the good stuff.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:45 PM   #119
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I do wonder why if it is such a great product, Rick does not offer it. Generally it seems he supports the good stuff.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:52 PM   #120
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Rick developed the omega system, so it doesn't make sense to sell or promote the competition.
Understood. Makes sense.
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