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Forum: Equipment Today, 09:04 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,991
Posted By GSWayne
I recently purchased a Larsen 5/8 wave mag mount...

I recently purchased a Larsen 5/8 wave mag mount antenna, and it definitely needed to be shortened to resonate in the middle of the 2m band.
Forum: Vendors Yesterday, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 134,220
Posted By GSWayne
I'm sure Crafty Coder will have some input on...

I'm sure Crafty Coder will have some input on this, but I would worry a bit about using CAT 5 wire. The thin gauge of the wires is not a problem, but I think it is normally solid conductors and they...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,991
Posted By GSWayne
What the analyzer shows is a more detailed...

What the analyzer shows is a more detailed version of SWR. It will determine how close the antenna is to looking like a 50 ohm resistive load, which is what your radio would like to see. By looking...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By GSWayne
I made a replacement from a piece of aluminum...

I made a replacement from a piece of aluminum when mine broke.
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,389
Posted By GSWayne
If you want a really nice gauge and are a...

If you want a really nice gauge and are a measurement nerd like I am:
http://www.intercompracing.com/gauges/air-pressure-gauges.html

I have one like...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,991
Posted By GSWayne
If you want to ride up to SB some time I can put...

If you want to ride up to SB some time I can put your antenna on my RigExpert AA-230 analyzer and you can see how good a match it is. It won't tell you anything about the beam pattern, but you can...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,991
Posted By GSWayne
Probably the small antennas worked better at 70...

Probably the small antennas worked better at 70 cm than on 2m where they are only a small fraction of the wavelength.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By GSWayne
One of my oil leaks was where the cylinder...

One of my oil leaks was where the cylinder attaches to the crankcase.:D
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By GSWayne
I don't think so, that is about the only place on...

I don't think so, that is about the only place on my bike that has not leaked oil :lol3
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By GSWayne
The Anderson Powerpoles are what the Ham radio...

The Anderson Powerpoles are what the Ham radio folks use. They do require a good crimper, that costs about $40. http://www.powerwerx.com/crimping-tools/tricrimp-crimping-powerpole-contacts.html The...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By GSWayne
An alternative from one of the inmates

You should look at Craftycoder's thread in vendors http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=827565
It is a bit more capable, it has 8 analog inputs and 8 power outputs. I just installed one...
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By GSWayne
I got something like the 2i model from...

I got something like the 2i model from http://www.thedrostore.com/ for my Grizzly G0704 mill and a 2 axis kit from http://www.dropros.com/DRO_PROS_Easson_Lathe_Digital_Readout.htm#2_axis_EASSON_Lathe...
Forum: Vendors 02-05-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 134,220
Posted By GSWayne
Some Ideas For Other Potential Users

So this is how I finally have it configured. Pretty much using up all the I/O capability (though we currently only have heated jackets, the other two Coax outputs would be for heated pants if we got...
Forum: Vendors 02-05-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 134,220
Posted By GSWayne
So when I put a scope on the battery voltage...

So when I put a scope on the battery voltage today, it behaved more like I expected and stayed above 13V whenever the engine was running. Yesterday both the Motobrain and a DVM showed battery...
Forum: Vendors 02-04-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 134,220
Posted By GSWayne
The Saga Continues

Looks like I still won't be able to use the battery voltage to tell if the engine is running. It seems the bike does not charge the battery all of the time it is running?? I don't think the charging...
Forum: Vendors 02-04-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 134,220
Posted By GSWayne
Success! :clap That technique worked, so now I...

Success! :clap That technique worked, so now I have all the functionality I need.
Forum: Vendors 02-04-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 134,220
Posted By GSWayne
OK I went back to using a separate relay for the...

OK I went back to using a separate relay for the horn, so I don't have any high current switching issues. The only load I am switching now is 1.5 amps for some LED lights.

The software is still...
Forum: Vendors 02-01-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 134,220
Posted By GSWayne
I am still having problems. Sometimes the...

I am still having problems.

Sometimes the software has 10 or 20 second delays in responding to commands and updating the display and sometimes it seems to work normally. I am running the...
Forum: Vendors 01-31-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 134,220
Posted By GSWayne
If you are worried about fast transients, I...

If you are worried about fast transients, I assume you want a fast diode. What part number do you recommend?
Forum: Vendors 01-30-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 134,220
Posted By GSWayne
Just a couple more questions

OK I have built a control box with 4 pots and two switches and I can vary output voltages with pots and turn others on and off with switches. I would like the pot controlled outputs to only be...
Forum: Vendors 01-29-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 134,220
Posted By GSWayne
I will have to remove it from the bike to cut off...

I will have to remove it from the bike to cut off the tabs so I will take your advise and set it up on the bench with a power supply and play with it next to the computer where I can refer to the...
Forum: Vendors 01-29-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 134,220
Posted By GSWayne
Thanks for the quick response:clap I think if...

Thanks for the quick response:clap I think if you can just get all the icons and terms defined that appear in the software you will be far along on a useable manual.

I will attack it again...
Forum: Vendors 01-29-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 134,220
Posted By GSWayne
This product needs a manual. The tutorials are...

This product needs a manual. The tutorials are for a much different version of the software than is now shipping. I don't recognize some of the icons. One is like a person pointing, what does that...
Forum: Vendors 01-29-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 134,220
Posted By GSWayne
Can I cut off the mounting tabs? It will fit...

Can I cut off the mounting tabs? It will fit better under a 2005 R1200GS seat without the tabs sticking out.
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,991
Posted By GSWayne
You should be able to receive the NOAA broadcasts...

You should be able to receive the NOAA broadcasts on the Baofeng radios.
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,810
Posted By GSWayne
I don't see any advertising on Advrider, Baldy...

I don't see any advertising on Advrider, Baldy isn't making money from it as far as I know. If he is making any money from Advrider it is indirectly because people may become aware of Smugmug via...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,991
Posted By GSWayne
I would suggest you get the Baofeng. When you...

I would suggest you get the Baofeng. When you get more involved in ham radio you can determine if the features on the Yaesu, which costs 10x is much is worth it to you. If you do later get the...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,937
Posted By GSWayne
The main reason you would want the TKC-80s is for...

The main reason you would want the TKC-80s is for the Haul road to Prudhoe if it is muddy (which is likely). If you are not going that far then street tires should be fine if you don't mind about 50...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By GSWayne
UPS Horror Stories

My UPS story. We provided Eaton multi-kilowatt fancy industial UPS units for the shore end of an ocean observatory. A capacitor failed in the UPS which caused a tiny fire in the UPS, which released...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,071
Posted By GSWayne
+1 It also means you don't have to take your...

+1

It also means you don't have to take your bike apart (for under-seat storage) if you are stopped by the police.
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,397
Posted By GSWayne
Thanks, I guess nothing is every really gone in...

Thanks, I guess nothing is every really gone in the Internet :D
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,397
Posted By GSWayne
I am pretty sure that was not the process used at...

I am pretty sure that was not the process used at Motoport :lol3 I don't think cool looking was their top priority.


Another point worth bring up in protective gear discussions is risk...
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,950
Posted By GSWayne
If I was only doing a couple of them I would...

If I was only doing a couple of them I would roughly crimp them with needle nose pliers to get them small enough to fit into the connector and solder them, being careful not to add too much solder.
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,950
Posted By GSWayne
Some of the Ham Radio dealers have decent crimp...

Some of the Ham Radio dealers have decent crimp tools for a good price. Here is a racheting one for only $12...
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,079
Posted By GSWayne
The Cruz toolkits...

The Cruz toolkits http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle-tools are probably your best bet for a ready made kit, but it won't be complete. I prefer to make up my own toolkit and use it for routine...
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,203
Posted By GSWayne
It is confusing to figure out HP requirements of...

It is confusing to figure out HP requirements of water pump because the tests frequently include the fan with the pump because they were all part of the same assembly in the old days. Many new cars...
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,203
Posted By GSWayne
I don't see the bypass line you show in your...

I don't see the bypass line you show in your thermostat drawing. However, that probably does not matter, because the thermostat will always be partially open unless the engine is totally cold or if...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,035
Posted By GSWayne
Nope I would not consider submerging the Pentax. ...

Nope I would not consider submerging the Pentax. I think they show something like that in some ads, but it is not really built for submersion. People have reported them leaking in less severe use...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,035
Posted By GSWayne
The novelty of Pentax is they also have a line of...

The novelty of Pentax is they also have a line of weather sealed lenses. My understanding is that the weatherproof Canon's and Nikon's are much more expensive cameras than the K-50. For example the...
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,203
Posted By GSWayne
Now I am curious, do you have a correct...

Now I am curious, do you have a correct illustration showing the pump, the path through the radiator and path through the engine?
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