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08-07-2007 09:30 PM
HotRodPro Or on the Front fender with a scoop on it
08-07-2007 11:08 AM
BSkaggs513 ...Or how about making the wires long enough to tape it to the top of our helmets.
08-06-2007 10:09 PM
HotRodPro I'm really starting to like this site.
08-06-2007 11:27 AM
vulcan bob Why not just mount the thing high on a pole on the back of the bike?
08-06-2007 12:15 AM
Mike DeAngelo Ok. who's up for a contest? PIMP your R+R.

1. heat sink (shape, how is it attached and etc)
2. fan (lots of choices here) Mine would be solar lol
3. lighting?

Mine would have VN750 logo on it.
08-05-2007 11:39 PM
HotRodPro just a cumputer cpu fan on the r&r works for me
08-05-2007 06:19 PM
theauhawk Thanks....Lancer, Hyper and Shameless.

Yeah, those perspectives did in fact clear things up for me.

I appreciate the help.

Being clueless is a scary place.

I'm glad to be back outta there............
08-04-2007 09:11 PM
lancer19 The fins on a heatsink (or radiator in hyper's example) creates more surface area. With an increased surface area you allow more air to pass across it and dissipate more heat. That's why there are already fins built into the R/R. Adding more fins creates more surface area. Kind of like the heatsink on your processor.
08-04-2007 06:58 PM
rckmtn Go to the elecronic store and pick up some dielectric grease. It bridges any noncontact areas and transfers heat. Never used it on a weather exposed area and would be curious how it worked. before washing out. A lot of high power heat sinked transisters use this in addition to a heatsink.
07-31-2007 01:46 PM
Originally Posted by theauhawk View Post
I guess maybe I'm having a bad day here, but....

why is adding an aluminum plate to the back side of the r/r a better idea than just letting the r/r drop heat to the passing cooler air?........

A plate itself would do know good. However what they are using with fins acts as a heatshink. Basically why this works better than just passing to the air is because the heatshink "pulls" the heat away from the R/R before it can truely over heat and then the heatshink dissipates it to the air.

Would it work without the heatshink. Yeah sure. But the heatshink will help it last longer, besides it looks kinda cool.
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