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03-29-2007 12:02 PM
Crobins365
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Originally Posted by fergy View Post
Speaking of crack, well, nevermind.
Well, when Hizzo was saying that the speedos are "what's kept me away from a lot of bikes. Esp the air cooled ones..", I thought to myself, "Hmmm...I've seen a lot of riders who probably shouldn't allow themselves to be air-cooled in speedos. Plumbers have nothin' on them! I mean, uh, well, my turn to say, "nevermind!"
03-29-2007 11:38 AM
fergy Speaking of crack, well, nevermind.
03-29-2007 11:37 AM
fergy Good call Ben. I'll add that to my "list".

Cindy, you crack me up.
03-28-2007 10:39 PM
BSkaggs513
Summer heat....

I had a problem with the wire connection at the fan thermostat being crudded up causing my much-needed cooling fan not to come on. The fan switch is at the bottom of the radiator and catches all the road gunk, causing corrosion on the connection. Before it gets too hot, take some time to pull the connector, clean it and put dielectric grease on it. Doing this may help prevent overheating when having to sit for a few minutes in traffic.
03-28-2007 09:19 PM
93VN750
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Originally Posted by Crobins365 View Post
I would think riding with just a speedo could be dangerous, too - lots of exposed skin for sunburn, road rash....
Ha!

And not a pretty site in my case I may add!

Talk about road rash.

Jon
03-28-2007 09:04 PM
Crobins365
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Originally Posted by Hizzo3 View Post
I dont see how some ride with just a speedo... That is one thing that kept me away from alot of bike. Esp the air cooled ones...
I would think riding with just a speedo could be dangerous, too - lots of exposed skin for sunburn, road rash....
03-28-2007 03:18 PM
Hizzo3
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Originally Posted by 93VN750 View Post
Cindy -

Yup, gas gauge, temp gauge, and an oil pressure light don't tell you enough, in my opinion. Would like to see oil temp too, but that's a little more complicated.

Jon
I dont see how some ride with just a speedo... That is one thing that kept me away from alot of bike. Esp the air cooled ones...
03-28-2007 10:48 AM
93VN750
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Originally Posted by Crobins365 View Post
That's a great point, 'cause without that reading, you're absolutely correct that it's a crap shoot. And for newbies - like I was last year with respect to the charging system - the only thing noteworthy at the time was my engine temp reading, and as far as I could tell, that thermostat was working just fine! HA HA - lured into a false sense of security.

I've got the voltmeter ready to roll, and will install that by the end of the week. Wanted to mess around with the wiring harness some on Orleans so I'd have a better sense of what was where - I think I'm all set to wire her up now!
Cindy -

Yup, gas gauge, temp gauge, and an oil pressure light don't tell you enough, in my opinion. Would like to see oil temp too, but that's a little more complicated.

Jon
03-28-2007 10:32 AM
Crobins365
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Originally Posted by 93VN750 View Post
Cindy -

I am convinced that the single most best/important mod I have done to my bike is the voltmeter connected directly to the battery.

It is so comforting riding down the road and glance at the display and it shows 14.5Vdc, I know the battery is getting, or is fully charged anda that the charging system is healthy.

Not knowing is like rolling dice, never know whats going to come up.

Jon
That's a great point, 'cause without that reading, you're absolutely correct that it's a crap shoot. And for newbies - like I was last year with respect to the charging system - the only thing noteworthy at the time was my engine temp reading, and as far as I could tell, that thermostat was working just fine! HA HA - lured into a false sense of security.

I've got the voltmeter ready to roll, and will install that by the end of the week. Wanted to mess around with the wiring harness some on Orleans so I'd have a better sense of what was where - I think I'm all set to wire her up now!
03-28-2007 10:10 AM
93VN750
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Originally Posted by Crobins365 View Post
Makes sense. I was just thinking in terms of actually riding the bike - and having neither a voltmeter (which could show insufficient voltage getting to the battery) nor ammeter on board, it's good to know what the minimum rpms are to generate sufficient voltage from the stator to recharge the battery. In other words, while riding, and all things being equal, rpms becomes the "meter" for knowing if you're sitting there steadily discharging your battery (and putting a strain on the system that may already be strained 'cause of the heat).
Cindy -

I am convinced that the single most best/important mod I have done to my bike is the voltmeter connected directly to the battery.

It is so comforting riding down the road and glance at the display and it shows 14.5Vdc, I know the battery is getting, or is fully charged anda that the charging system is healthy.

Not knowing is like rolling dice, never know whats going to come up.

Jon
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