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03-29-2014 02:20 AM
OleDirtyDoc Lol it peels skin as well

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03-29-2014 01:20 AM
WilliamTech
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Not really.we pay for heat you pay for ac kinda equals out

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LOL
Cold weather may peel linoleum off your kitchen floor.....
I've never known hot weather temperatures to do that !

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03-29-2014 12:53 AM
OleDirtyDoc
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Sure I dig, but AGM is best.... & MOVE SOUTH ! LOL Energy bill are much better overall.....

Not really.we pay for heat you pay for ac kinda equals out

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03-28-2014 09:52 PM
WilliamTech
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Well Bil....you spend yer summers in warm climes...I dont....but sometimes theres a warmer day in winter that i can take Bessie Girl out....lot easier to just unhook the 2 leads and ride, than it is to reinstall a seat....dig ?
Sure I dig, but AGM is best.... & MOVE SOUTH ! LOL Energy bill are much better overall.....

03-28-2014 08:33 PM
Wolfie Well Bil....you spend yer summers in warm climes...I dont....but sometimes theres a warmer day in winter that i can take Bessie Girl out....lot easier to just unhook the 2 leads and ride, than it is to reinstall a seat....dig ?



03-28-2014 11:29 AM
Mike DeAngelo
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Originally Posted by Knifemaker View Post
Just a little tip here from your uncle Knifey......

TURN YOUR BIKE OFF WITH THE IGNITION KEY......

And your problem will magically go away.......
Oh no...that's way toooooo easy! hahaha

Rube Goldberg comes to mind.

Please watch the following vids on Rube Goldberg Machines. http://coolmaterial.com/roundup/rube-goldberg-machines/
03-28-2014 11:21 AM
WilliamTech
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Originally Posted by Wolfie View Post
....still....$3 in hardware and wire, and no wrenches needed...ya know ?...KC seen it....an HD bolt, with some properly set up HD wire straight from the battery....triple insulated....I slip a piece of rubber tubing over the end to avoid "oppsies"....but its THERE....like Harleys were....the battery was on the side...accessible....this fookin bike ?....I had to make all of it "my own"....was just too much BS.....but.....was worth it.....
A few years ago, I thought of doin' the same. Never got around to it.

Now, with an AGM, I feel no need.

03-28-2014 10:39 AM
Knifemaker Just a little tip here from your uncle Knifey......

TURN YOUR BIKE OFF WITH THE IGNITION KEY......

And your problem will magically go away.......
03-28-2014 09:17 AM
Mike DeAngelo
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Originally Posted by OleDirtyDoc View Post
Before I got my agm I would carry a bfs (big fookin screwdriver) and a jumppack in the saddlebag
HAHAHA, I did the same with my 1700 watt power station. I strpped it to my luggage rack. Nice idea with the AGM

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One thing I did with mine, was to install a positive battery lead right into the right side cover....that way no seat removal needed to jump.....once I get a decent cam, Im gonna take pics/writeup, etc.....but its a good thing to have on these bikes....cheap and easy too...

You can remove the right side cover, and with the key ON, jump right to the starter relay....unless yer actual ignition switch is bad, dont make sense to even do that...
Woffie- I agree a place to hook up and jump.


Ok, I'd like to join both of your ideas. Doc, I would change the AGM to a new four cell lithium (detachable). I like the saddle bag idea but we would have to relocate on bikes which don't have them.

Wolfie- I would design a charge circuit to trickle charge the lithium (would only need trickle as nothing is connected to it. Lithiums take a special charger from what I understand so you might as well design that into the system) and the regular battery which could in a pinch be jumped from an external source if the lithium goes south over night for some unknown reason (highly unlikely)

The new small lithium batteries can be used to jump your bike.
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/antig...Fe99OgodmFUAeg


So, with your newly designed system we are running down the road as the old battery charges....O foook, my battery isn't recharging and the lights are going dim. NO PROGLEM- just flick a switch joined to the new circuit and all power runs from the very small Lithium battery until you arrive home safely.
03-28-2014 09:09 AM
Mike DeAngelo see repost below
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