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Forum: Projects and Builds   06-05-2016, 04:58 AM
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Posted By RoadHopper
been busy while waiting for my boards to come in...

been busy while waiting for my boards to come in from China. They arrived. They looks purrrdy. When i gets one soldered up, i'll post the pics but in the interim:

Here's how they came in... 10...
Forum: Projects and Builds   05-04-2016, 01:31 AM
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Posted By RoadHopper
Thanks, Doc. I been bustin butt over here today...

Thanks, Doc. I been bustin butt over here today working on second draft and doing a BOM ( bill of materials ). The trick to that is basically working with only one vendor, picking one out that makes...
Forum: Projects and Builds   05-03-2016, 07:21 AM
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Views: 3,577
Posted By RoadHopper
Step by Step design of an R/R . . . ( Part 4 of 4 )

Eventually, trying to get a rectifier using IGBT's was proving overly complex and requiring more parts to simply do the rectification and regulation in their own stages. And so, it's been a few days...
Forum: Electrical   05-03-2016, 05:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,491
Posted By RoadHopper
When i was having problems with the battery and...

When i was having problems with the battery and she died on the way back, i pulled over and was on the phone half an hour or so trying to arrange for some help. Half hour later, just to see... she...
Forum: Electrical   05-03-2016, 01:31 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,960
Posted By RoadHopper
Oh really? Like i said, i hate liars. And here...

Oh really? Like i said, i hate liars. And here you are saying it plain and clear that none of your questions were legitimate. But you only think that was your point. You don't even know what your...
Forum: Electrical   05-02-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,491
Posted By RoadHopper
That's "hopefully" the case, and it depends on...

That's "hopefully" the case, and it depends on everything else of course, but by design, if it were otherwise, then the battery would always need to be charged after somebody rode the bike.

By the...
Forum: Electrical   05-02-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,218
Posted By RoadHopper
okies, i just pulled it out.. it's normally...

okies, i just pulled it out.. it's normally closed. So there must be something else wrong with mine because i taped the ends as an open circuit.

There's a switch by the clutch that's taped...
Forum: Electrical   05-02-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,491
Posted By RoadHopper
Ive tried it with a "slight hill". It just don't...

Ive tried it with a "slight hill". It just don't have the speed for my nubby legs... ;)

I suspect if you got the hang of it in 2nd or 3rd, it would be a cinch after awhile.
Forum: Electrical   05-02-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,960
Posted By RoadHopper
And you have also posted false information...

And you have also posted false information here... I pointed that out. And yes i mean right here in this thread. 30 degrees Celsius?
And how about consistency among those tables? They all disagree...
Forum: Electrical   05-02-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,491
Posted By RoadHopper
Battery might last 5 hours or so... depends on...

Battery might last 5 hours or so... depends on how many lights you're using. The system is SUPER simple... basically the battery starts the engine running, turns the rotor and then the stator simply...
Forum: Electrical   05-02-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,960
Posted By RoadHopper
A. You are out of line. B. You have no idea who...

A. You are out of line.
B. You have no idea who put the jabs out first, why they did so, or how they "pulled rank" in the first place.
C. If you ask me a legitimate question, i will answer you....
Forum: Electrical   05-02-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,960
Posted By RoadHopper
Where'd you get that, TH? Hmmmm... temperatures...

Where'd you get that, TH? Hmmmm... temperatures below 30 degrees Celcius are freezing? o.0

I'd send that back and ask for my money back ifn i was you.

30C= 86.0F
Forum: Electrical   05-02-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,960
Posted By RoadHopper
yeah, they're a lot bigger but it changed the...

yeah, they're a lot bigger but it changed the size. Hows this....

These are overlaid readings of the rails at different output impedence. Open circuit, and beyond what the alternator will...
Forum: Electrical   05-02-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,960
Posted By RoadHopper
and 2.3 volts x 6 cells = 13.8 volts. ...

and 2.3 volts x 6 cells = 13.8 volts.

Charging Information For Lead Acid Batteries ? Battery University (http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/charging_the_lead_acid_battery)

Maybe you...
Forum: Electrical   05-02-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,960
Posted By RoadHopper
I read up to that far. No wonder you think your...

I read up to that far. No wonder you think your questions go unanswered. Here's a tip, when you use quotation marks, you should be sure you understand what the words actually meant before...
Forum: Electrical   05-02-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,960
Posted By RoadHopper
My battery is sitting right here. I measured it....

My battery is sitting right here. I measured it. By the way, my R/R circuit design is completed as of last night. Here's a sneeky peeky:
Forum: Electrical   05-02-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,960
Posted By RoadHopper
I'll betya a dog and pony show that Th's are...

I'll betya a dog and pony show that Th's are tanner.

>:)
Forum: Electrical   05-02-2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,866
Posted By RoadHopper
12.5v without any load on it? That battery is...

12.5v without any load on it? That battery is basically dead. It ought to be at least 14v open load. If you turn the key on, it should be at least 13.2v ( i.e. with various lights on, depending ) ...
Forum: Electrical   05-02-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,218
Posted By RoadHopper
X - 1... i think . . . maybe... when i took...

X - 1... i think . . . maybe...

when i took off my kickstand switch, i took it off as it poked out of the harness and removed the whole switch gizmo from the stand. Then i checked the switch...
Forum: Electrical   05-02-2016, 04:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,056
Posted By RoadHopper
Do you have a meter that can read volts and ohms?...

Do you have a meter that can read volts and ohms?

If you do, do you know how to use it well?
Forum: Projects and Builds   05-02-2016, 03:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,577
Posted By RoadHopper
Step by Step design of an R/R . . . ( Part 3 of 4 )

So, going back now to the original rectifier bare as bones, just as a convenience i will include the schematic here. . .
...
Forum: Projects and Builds   05-01-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,577
Posted By RoadHopper
I thought i remembered aluminum in a copper pipe...

I thought i remembered aluminum in a copper pipe too... and yes they can be cool, but in the case of an electromagnet, what they do is eat up the magnetic field. So, instead of just cast iron posts...
Forum: Electrical   05-01-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,960
Posted By RoadHopper
Sure glad you don't work in either a scientific...

Sure glad you don't work in either a scientific field nor the insurance industry.

To what end? I think it might be easier to just ask you, to what end does it matter to answer your questions? ...
Forum: Projects and Builds   05-01-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,577
Posted By RoadHopper
Step by Step design of an R/R . . . ( Part 2 of 4 )

The stator in our bikes has 18 metal poles all ( probably laminated steel to reduce "eddy currents" ) of which stem from a ring at the center and outwards to its edge. There are many ways this stator...
Forum: Engine / Exhaust / Cooling   05-01-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By RoadHopper
Seems to me it may as well be done while the...

Seems to me it may as well be done while the access is there. I am interested in what's up with this as well. Mine are probably the same as they were 30 years ago and i've only the foggiest idea...
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