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Forum: Beasts 08-16-2014, 08:27 AM
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Posted By Buckeye56
Is it my imagination, or did they pave the road...

Is it my imagination, or did they pave the road in Hyder?, last time we were there in 2008 it was in pretty bad shape.
Forum: Racing 07-06-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,239
Posted By Buckeye56
Folks there's no hard feelings here, I respect...

Folks there's no hard feelings here, I respect the rules and have no wish to piss in anyone's tent. I will make sure that it is OK with TPTB to post a link, if not, then I will keep you all posted on...
Forum: Racing 06-24-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,239
Posted By Buckeye56
So we are still waiting for answers from the...

So we are still waiting for answers from the university.

Hi Bill,

I wanted to let you know that I am still following up on your suggestions regarding fundraising for ADVrider. I have spoken...
Forum: Racing 06-16-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,239
Posted By Buckeye56
Here's an update on donating to the team: Hi...

Here's an update on donating to the team:

Hi Bill,

I think we'd definitely be interested in setting up something for the good folks at ADVrider. It sounds like a great way to get some fans...
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8,663
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Posted By Buckeye56
We just got back from Rapid City, SD, the MSTA...

We just got back from Rapid City, SD, the MSTA rally was there this past week. Were you rinpding with a group or solos? I am pretty sure I saw a White Tenere in and around Bad Lands NP on Wednesday,...
Forum: Racing 06-09-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,239
Posted By Buckeye56
I don't know. I will ask and let you know what...

I don't know. I will ask and let you know what they say.

BTW, the team does have a donations like that is approved by the university and you should get a receipt for tax purposes. I will verify...
Forum: Racing 06-09-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,239
Posted By Buckeye56
Cy, You contact The following fols to get...

Cy,

You contact The following fols to get technical answers:
Aaron Bonnell-Kangas bonnell-kangas.3@buckeyemail.osu.edu
Nathan Lord lord.59@osu.edu

Please note both are in Liverpool at a tech...
Forum: Racing 06-08-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,239
Posted By Buckeye56
We do hope to return in 2015 with a whole new...

We do hope to return in 2015 with a whole new drive train. We have been talking to some folks while at the Isle so we will see what that leads to. Our biggest obstacle is funding. It is very...
Forum: Racing 06-06-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,239
Posted By Buckeye56
BMS was made in house.The students designed the...

BMS was made in house.The students designed the PCBs and did all of the soldering of the components. Batteries are from AE Energy,, 40 amp hours, 2s2p.

FYI, I am a tool maker so all this electric...
Forum: Racing 06-05-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,239
Posted By Buckeye56
We are still winding down from the high of...

We are still winding down from the high of yesterday's dramatic finish in the TT Zero event. We wheeled RW-2.x back over to the winners circle for team photos and basically relaxed. Given the hectic...
Forum: Racing 06-05-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,239
Posted By Buckeye56
Michael Czysz is battling cancer and it sounds...

Michael Czysz is battling cancer and it sounds like the team is without funds.
Forum: Racing 06-04-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,239
Posted By Buckeye56
June 4 So after months of design,...

June 4

So after months of design, fabrication and fighting with multiple battery and equipment failures, today we battled Team Sarolea the entire 37.73 miles of the famed Mountain Course. They...
Forum: Racing 06-03-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,239
Posted By Buckeye56
Yet another busy day at the TT. The electrical...

Yet another busy day at the TT. The electrical team has bussed, charged and balanced the reconfigured battery pack and sorted out an issue with the rider display. We want to make sure Rob is able to...
Forum: Racing 06-01-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,239
Posted By Buckeye56
See Picts here: www.current.osu.edu ...

See Picts here:

www.current.osu.edu

Click on the photos link. There are shots of both last year and this year's version of the bike. Enjoy!
Forum: Racing 06-01-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,239
Posted By Buckeye56
Today folks got to sleep in a bit as we were...

Today folks got to sleep in a bit as we were still determining the best course of action and sourcing materials to complete repairs to RW-2.x. We did have two more set backs. Both the high power...
Forum: Racing 06-01-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,239
Posted By Buckeye56
We have decided to reconfigure the battery pack...

We have decided to reconfigure the battery pack where the batteries failed in Fridays practice to improve cooling flow through that section of the pack. We did pack spares in the crate with the bike...
Forum: Racing 05-31-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,239
Posted By Buckeye56
It started off really well but didn't turn out so...

It started off really well but didn't turn out so hot. A one point Rob was averaging better than 97 MPH. But the battery pack power dropped off and slowed him sown to 89 and change. We are discussing...
Forum: Racing 05-30-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 15,982
Posted By Buckeye56
It was a pleasure meeting you as well....

It was a pleasure meeting you as well. Unfortunately things didn't go as well as we had hoped. There are more issues with the battery pack. I will keep you all posted.
Forum: Racing 05-30-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 15,982
Posted By Buckeye56
Sure are. We have practice today, Saturday and...

Sure are. We have practice today, Saturday and Monday, race day is Wednesday around 11:30am.
Forum: Racing 05-30-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,239
Posted By Buckeye56
May 29 Today was a busy and long day for...

May 29

Today was a busy and long day for Buckeye Current. Work continued on getting the battery pack in top operating condition. The electrical team had the bike for most of the day starting once...
Forum: Racing 05-28-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,239
Posted By Buckeye56
As we have been working on the failed buss board,...

As we have been working on the failed buss board, we have become aware that there are issues with badly unbalanced batteries in the pack. Last night the decision was made to swap out the bad unit. It...
Forum: Racing 05-28-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,239
Posted By Buckeye56
Today we took the bike to the driver training...

Today we took the bike to the driver training school in Douglas so Rob could test the brakes. Good news is swapping out for the 600RR rotors has taken care of the brake issues. Plus Rob is really...
Forum: Racing 05-26-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,239
Posted By Buckeye56
We arrived Sunday midday and get settled in the...

We arrived Sunday midday and get settled in the house. Later we walked down to the paddock to say hi to Rob and his crew. It is so nice to see them all again! His paddock space is in the "B" section...
Forum: Racing 05-26-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 15,982
Posted By Buckeye56
OK we arrived midday Sunday and found Aron's...

OK we arrived midday Sunday and found Aron's paddock. We are at the east end of Paddock B near the southeast corner.

already have issues with the bike. There is a short on one of the sensor wires...
Forum: Racing 05-23-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 15,982
Posted By Buckeye56
OK will do. It is cool to meet other OSU alums...

OK will do. It is cool to meet other OSU alums and/or fans at the TT. We leave tomorrow midday for Dublin. Should be in Douglas Sunday afternoon. We did get in an a few OH-IOs at the wards ceremony...
Forum: Racing 05-19-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 15,982
Posted By Buckeye56
If you have the funds it is possible to air...

If you have the funds it is possible to air freight the bike. We don't so it went via a container ship. Even then it runs about $6K US round trip. It is supposed to be in Liverpool today, Rob will...
Forum: Racing 05-18-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,239
Posted By Buckeye56
Rob Barber is riding for us again this year. I...

Rob Barber is riding for us again this year. I believe we will be in Paddock B again, won't know for sure until Sunday when we get to the Isle.
Forum: Racing 05-18-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 15,982
Posted By Buckeye56
Won't need a picture, I am almost 60, have grey...

Won't need a picture, I am almost 60, have grey hair and wear glasses!
Forum: Racing 05-18-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 15,982
Posted By Buckeye56
I will there as part of the Buckeye Current...

I will there as part of the Buckeye Current electric motorcycle team. Rob Barber will be riding for us again this year in the TT Zero event and we will share his paddock space. This is a student...
Forum: Racing 05-18-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,239
Posted By Buckeye56
Isle of Man TT 2014

In one week Buckeye Current, the Ohio State University electric motorcycle team will be heading back to the Isle of Man for the 2014 TT Zero electric race. Last year we finished in third place and we...
Forum: Beasts 12-21-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8,663
Views: 1,722,846
Posted By Buckeye56
Wow! More great photos of places I want to...

Wow! More great photos of places I want to explore.
Forum: Beasts 12-21-2013, 05:36 PM
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Views: 1,722,846
Posted By Buckeye56
Dave, As usual those are fantastic photos,...

Dave,

As usual those are fantastic photos, you have mad skillz! Thank you for sharing them with us mere mortals! :)
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2013, 05:04 PM
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Posted By Buckeye56
March 2014 is what we have heard.

March 2014 is what we have heard.
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2013, 04:42 PM
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Posted By Buckeye56
IIRC, the Tenere uses the same perches as the...

IIRC, the Tenere uses the same perches as the FJR. I bought new perches to use the levers I had on my ST1300. Check out Pazzo's web site for figment info.
Forum: Beasts 09-27-2013, 05:08 PM
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Posted By Buckeye56
Congrats on your new wheels. I too had a ST1300...

Congrats on your new wheels. I too had a ST1300 and was looking for something lighter with more upright ergonomics. The Tenere has been a great bike to date for me and I hope you enjoy yours just as...
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2013, 05:49 PM
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Posted By Buckeye56
Plus one on the blog. I find it very interesting...

Plus one on the blog. I find it very interesting to read your take on the US. I had hoped I could meet you guys when you were in the eastern US but I was at the Isle of Man for the TT then. Anyway I...
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 8,663
Views: 1,722,846
Posted By Buckeye56
Jaume, That looks like a great trip! I look...

Jaume,

That looks like a great trip! I look forward to seeing more of it. Thank you for sharing your adventure!
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8,663
Views: 1,722,846
Posted By Buckeye56
Last year on our way to Avon, CO they closed US24...

Last year on our way to Avon, CO they closed US24 the day after we rode through to Leadville due to the fires. How close to Denver were the photos taken?
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8,663
Views: 1,722,846
Posted By Buckeye56
I sure hope you keep us posted on the new bike...

I sure hope you keep us posted on the new bike and your improvements! I know I have enjoyed both the modifications and your ride reports on theTenere.
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2013, 04:47 PM
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Views: 4,605,839
Posted By Buckeye56
Guys ALTRider has posted a new install video that...

Guys ALTRider has posted a new install video that shows how to gain some slack when installing the taller risers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLMSSIqvTeg&feature=youtube_gdata_player

I have...
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