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Forum: Airheads Today, 06:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,591
Posted By _cy_
74 HD FXE checking in ... but mine is an old...

74 HD FXE checking in ... but mine is an old shovelhead. it's been 6+ years since she's been ridden. perhaps it's time to fire her up.
Forum: Airheads Today, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By _cy_
it makes a HUGE difference which bike $$$$ is...

it makes a HUGE difference which bike $$$$ is being thrown at!
there's several Adv threads on R80G/S pricing and how values has basically skyrocketed.

the most desirable of modern airheads are:...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 11:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 993
Posted By _cy_
People in the final stages of hypothermia engage...

People in the final stages of hypothermia engage in "paradoxical undressing" because, as they lose rationality and their nerves are damaged, they feel incredibly, irrationally hot. They strip off...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 11:18 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,340
Posted By _cy_
congrats on getting it all back together!!

congrats on getting it all back together!!
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 12:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 801
Posted By _cy_
reason why thunderchild are so rugged is simple...

reason why thunderchild are so rugged is simple ... they use an AC Delco type bridge rectifier which are typically rated for 2x+ higher amp loads vs airhead alternator. but even automotive bridge...
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 860
Posted By _cy_
besides cutting off/splitting nut at the least...

besides cutting off/splitting nut at the least bit of stuck. what's always worked for stuck nuts of all types is first penetrating solution of 50/50 acetone/ATF. then use an impact motion to remove...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 993
Posted By _cy_
no one is saying you cannot do it with a jetboil...

no one is saying you cannot do it with a jetboil and a marginal bag .. but in context of what OP asked. sticking with a white gas stove that he's familiar with vs purchasing a brand new jetboil and...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 993
Posted By _cy_
hands down go with tried and true MSR and white...

hands down go with tried and true MSR and white gas. due to short length of trip calculate if you need a full bottle of fuel.

years back did a two week self contained backpacking trip in Titons....
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 801
Posted By _cy_
definitely go with an upgraded diode board like...

definitely go with an upgraded diode board like Motorrad Elektrik (HD wiring included) (http://www.motoelekt.com/newomega.htm) or Thunderchild which uses components from automotive diode board. don't...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-24-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,165
Posted By _cy_
look at the positive side ... most excellent for...

look at the positive side ... most excellent for winter :lol3
Forum: The Garage 02-24-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 340,995
Posted By _cy_
don't give up just yet ... you have written some...

don't give up just yet ... you have written some of the best posts anywhere pertaining to chargers for PB!!!

totally agree most folks should stick with AGM for their bikes. it's hilarious how...
Forum: The Garage 02-24-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 340,995
Posted By _cy_
come on Alex .. you are better than this. high...

come on Alex .. you are better than this. high self discharge for tiny AH LiFePO4 with BMS issue has little to no bearing on PB/AGM with full AH reserves. one of the most touted advantage for LiFePO4...
Forum: The Garage 02-24-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 340,995
Posted By _cy_
who said anything about 1 or 2 mA parasitic drain...

who said anything about 1 or 2 mA parasitic drain which is all but non existent? parasitic drain rate veri wildly from bike to bike. example my R90S with no electronics but has a electric clock. the...
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By _cy_
anyone throwing their supertraps in the dumpster...

anyone throwing their supertraps in the dumpster .. throw em my way :deal

so what exactly is suppose to be bad news with supertraps
have had nothing but great performance from supertrap on G/S...
Forum: The Garage 02-23-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 14,318
Posted By _cy_
<iframe width="854" height="510"...

<iframe width="854" height="510" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Fr_PneeyO34" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-23-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5,154
Views: 265,526
Posted By _cy_
Happy Bday!!!

Happy Bday!!!
Forum: The Garage 02-23-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 340,995
Posted By _cy_
gotta disagree .. for the bikes that have very...

gotta disagree .. for the bikes that have very low parasitic drain, it may or may not be an issue. but due to trend of mfg specifying LiFePO4 with 50% or less actual AH reserves vs OEM AGM AH...
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 860
Posted By _cy_
yup best fix is weld and cut new threads .. but...

yup best fix is weld and cut new threads .. but if one cannot be down. this fix looks like a solid option.
pretty pricey at 94 euro + shipping...
Forum: The Garage 02-23-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 340,995
Posted By _cy_
nope .. this is the first mention .. they are yet...

nope .. this is the first mention .. they are yet another new comer to what's more to come. the size of potential sales market and the speed for adoption of 12v motorcycle LiFePO4 batteries has...
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2015, 02:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By _cy_
no problems with my supertrapp .. works excellent...

no problems with my supertrapp .. works excellent and easily tunable.
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By _cy_
more disc = less restriction/back pressure. ...

more disc = less restriction/back pressure.
I'm running 9 disc not counting outer termination disc with stock jetting at about sea level.

unless you already have more disc, order a disc pack so...
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By _cy_
100+ mph .. no problems .. G/S does not like high...

100+ mph .. no problems .. G/S does not like high winds due to non aero profile combined with relatively light weight. mine pulls with authority from 80+ mph pulling away from asshole drivers....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-22-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By _cy_
thanks .. this could be a viable repair fix for...

thanks .. this could be a viable repair fix for stripped aluminum threads on airheads. if loctite metal magic is strong enough to be drilled/tapped? ...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,231
Posted By _cy_
+1 ... this is the best way to handle low self...

+1 ... this is the best way to handle low self discharge batteries like AGM/LiFePO4. simply disconnect your battery if it's going to be parked for longer than your parasitic drain/actual AH will...
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By _cy_
order new grips then slice off your old ones :deal

order new grips then slice off your old ones :deal
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2015, 01:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,719
Posted By _cy_
on the topic of low cost AGM ... so far had good...

on the topic of low cost AGM ... so far had good results from Chrome batteries. they come already charged/filled ready to install .. no fussing with acid/charging which counts extra not have to go...
Forum: Airheads 02-20-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,491
Posted By _cy_
yikes .. glad you got out in one piece!!

yikes .. glad you got out in one piece!!
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,340
Posted By _cy_
these tools don't get used often but they sure...

these tools don't get used often but they sure are handy to have around when you need em!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v186/o0pss/new/DSC05264.jpg
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,340
Posted By _cy_
you can use machined flat stock to bring height...

you can use machined flat stock to bring height within range of micrometer.

I'd avoid using direct heat anywhere close to bearing balls. it doesn't take too much heat to effect heat treatment of...
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,340
Posted By _cy_
here's wear marks for you to compare to .. sorry...

here's wear marks for you to compare to .. sorry don't know exact miles for this tranny.

I see nothing wrong with building up wear with TIG then grinding down to original profile.
heat treat has...
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,340
Posted By _cy_
ah .. the joys of having spare trannys on hand.

ah .. the joys of having spare trannys on hand.
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 340,995
Posted By _cy_
what you will find is charging LiFePO4 on a...

what you will find is charging LiFePO4 on a motorcycle will parallel bench charging off bike. main difference usually will be higher amps delivered to LiFePO4. but that only matters if LiFePO4 is...
Forum: The Garage 02-15-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 340,995
Posted By _cy_
it's been awhile since I did the actual...

it's been awhile since I did the actual measurements and most data from memory are not very reliable. but to understand how LiFePO4 or any other chemistries work. simply watch/track amps drawn during...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,942
Posted By _cy_
an excellent idea if these are proven to work? ...

an excellent idea if these are proven to work?
http://werksparts.com/Final_Drive_Minder.php

http://werksparts.com/images/albums/NewAlbum_07217/tn_480_2baec5543484115f2a8c598487140c2a.JPG.png
...
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 340,995
Posted By _cy_
welcome to Adv great questions .. yes amps...

welcome to Adv great questions .. yes amps delivered to battery has been measured. during bulk charge phase, what ever wattage/amps your alternator is capable of putting out ... less overhead can be...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By _cy_
sure wish I would have ordered the police pants...

sure wish I would have ordered the police pants instead of the full mesh kevlar. which are excellent and super protective, but very bulky.
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,340
Posted By _cy_
holy cow .. Snowbum dives deep into details! ...

holy cow .. Snowbum dives deep into details!
only managed to read about half that page zzzz :eek1

explained difference between "special" 6304 C3 with square inside radius vs std 6304 C3 with...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 27,854
Posted By _cy_
+1 .. that's why I sent in $25 to support Airlist...

+1 .. that's why I sent in $25 to support Airlist .. then when things shake out after elections, I'll send in dues to join ABC.

it's amazing how gracious those old dinosaurs are with sharing...
Forum: Americas 02-13-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,178
Posted By _cy_
The Transamerica Trail was coined in 1976 for the...

The Transamerica Trail was coined in 1976 for the bicentennial bicycle ride that went across America. which predates Sam's use of Transamerica Trail by several years. if one wanted to dig back in...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,085
Posted By _cy_
congrats on getting it done! much cheaper than a...

congrats on getting it done! much cheaper than a new replacement aftermarket system and just as good if not better.

still like beancan with points better :lol3
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