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Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 91,266
Posted By JoelWisman
For the twin cylinder BMW F bikes, an antigravity...

For the twin cylinder BMW F bikes, an antigravity 12 cell small case is the proper size regular service battery.

For extreme weather or way off the beaten trail adventure the 16 cell small case is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 91,266
Posted By JoelWisman
In my experience as a motorcycle insider, Shorai...

In my experience as a motorcycle insider, Shorai has proven to be a very unreliable product compared to Antigravity and EarthX batteries.

Still learning about EarthX with total time on the market...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-24-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,032
Posted By JoelWisman
The last version of the RSD I saw had those bolts...

The last version of the RSD I saw had those bolts tightened to the pan at 4nm and to the plate at 10nm. They shear at around 30 nm so yes, you are almost an order of magnitude stronger then you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-20-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1,075
Views: 132,044
Posted By JoelWisman
I know of two new style stator failures but at...

I know of two new style stator failures but at higher mileages. 1 at 51k the other at 46.

It looks to me like the fix did improve longevity.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,859
Posted By JoelWisman
The MP3 has a very solid frame but if you are...

The MP3 has a very solid frame but if you are planning to get it airborne, find a good welder and brace the goose neck. A combination of high front unsprung weight and not the strongest goose neck...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-25-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,686
Posted By JoelWisman
It's totally political! Just realize that your...

It's totally political! Just realize that your dealer is not Bmw. They are a private business that jumped through a zillion hoops to become a franchisee. They can't actually just warranty things on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-25-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,686
Posted By JoelWisman
Only the good BMW motorcycle dealers will ask to...

Only the good BMW motorcycle dealers will ask to keep your bike for this battery test. Most will apply the tester then tell you your battery is good when it's not.


Here's the inside scoop.......
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-21-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,686
Posted By JoelWisman
Almost forget. The glitch where the canbus...

Almost forget. The glitch where the canbus computer doesent shut down and drains the battery.... There is no 100% reliable way to fix this and no way to detect it unless you get that super rare...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-21-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,686
Posted By JoelWisman
Low battery is possible if your battery charger...

Low battery is possible if your battery charger is faulty or hooked up wrong.

Low battery is also possible if your bikes canbus computer is glitching and staying on sometimes when the key is off...
Forum: The Garage 10-19-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 277,624
Posted By JoelWisman
The Xchallenge can be hell on batteries on a good...

The Xchallenge can be hell on batteries on a good day. If you can squeeze in the EarthX 18a then that's an option, if not I wouldn't even concider the EarthX 12 as it is has way less amp hour then a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-18-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 28,183
Posted By JoelWisman
Then your bike must be the only one they ever...

Then your bike must be the only one they ever serviced. I replaced 3 K7x staters in the same week the last week I was with BMW.
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 277,624
Posted By JoelWisman
Hi Kantukid, I know your new bike well and...

Hi Kantukid,

I know your new bike well and yes the OEM batteries are anything but reliable. There is no Odyssey that will fit that I know of and no extremely reliable PB battery that fits on the...
Forum: The Garage 10-09-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 277,624
Posted By JoelWisman
The AH rating on the major brands isn't pulled...

The AH rating on the major brands isn't pulled out of thin air, but it also is by no means actual AH.

Near as I can tell, Shorai started the trend by coining the term "PBEQ". According to Shorai...
Forum: The Garage 10-09-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 277,624
Posted By JoelWisman
If you want truly amazing, try that test with an...

If you want truly amazing, try that test with an equiviliantly sized Shorai (battery sitting on cookie sheet for easy transport). The truly amazing result I got was the University City fire...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-07-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 49,512
Posted By JoelWisman
When the variator filter gets blocked the whole...

When the variator filter gets blocked the whole assembly overheats and many things fail, including in the stock setup.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 91,266
Posted By JoelWisman
Shorai batteries held up like crap durring my...

Shorai batteries held up like crap durring my tests. Sorry about your experience with them but at least durring testing and sales experience at the dealership I work for Antigravity held up...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 144,974
Posted By JoelWisman
I don't know for certain as I no longer have a...

I don't know for certain as I no longer have a valid reason to pester technical regularly, but I do know a few things.

The F8GS was originally spec'd to have a gel deep cycle battery but the cost...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-06-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,222
Posted By JoelWisman
I offend people all the time but I don't actually...

I offend people all the time but I don't actually mean to. I'm also 40 so can side with youth or old timers to some extent lol.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-06-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,222
Posted By JoelWisman
Any of the tree problems I listed will cause oil...

Any of the tree problems I listed will cause oil usage.

It could also be damaged rings or a problem with the head, I've just never seen or heard through official channels of those problems.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-05-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 91,266
Posted By JoelWisman
The one linked above will work and is internally...

The one linked above will work and is internally the same, but the terminals are reseeded and will require heavy modification of cable ends or very tall spacers.

This one...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-05-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,222
Posted By JoelWisman
I'm not a grandpa yet and actually still sleeping...

I'm not a grandpa yet and actually still sleeping with teenagers but I can confirm diesel works great for unsticking rings.

There is no posibility of rust causing this problem as there is no...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-05-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 20,161
Posted By JoelWisman
Ditto on the battery though it's a chicken or egg...

Ditto on the battery though it's a chicken or egg thing now. If the battery wasn't bad, it is now after all of this or at the least it's service life is greatly shortened.

Good luck and know...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,674
Posted By JoelWisman
I don't feel heated lol, I'm just literally...

I don't feel heated lol, I'm just literally stunned. There is no possibility for an oxygen sensor sensing knock, nor any posibility of sensing knock from the location of the oxygen sensor.

There...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,674
Posted By JoelWisman
INCREDIBLE!!! If the service manager at a BMW...

INCREDIBLE!!! If the service manager at a BMW motorcycle dealership states "I think the knock sensor is in the oxygen sensor" then I would utilize a different service facility. Even a trainee in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 16,429
Posted By JoelWisman
Before you condemn the battery, I would suggest...

Before you condemn the battery, I would suggest checking all of the connections as they are problematic on the K7X. This can be done with a multimeter in min max mode hooked parallel from ground...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-02-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 16,429
Posted By JoelWisman
The K7X voltage regulator was superceeded but by...

The K7X voltage regulator was superceeded but by my memory, sometime mid 2012.

The new voltage regulators have the same part number but feature a blue dot on the back.

On another thread we...
Forum: The Garage 09-04-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 277,624
Posted By JoelWisman
P.S., if your talking back to full from a...

P.S., if your talking back to full from a startup, depends on how cold it is, how long it takes to start and how long it has set without being connected to a charger, but likely the time is trivial...
Forum: The Garage 09-04-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 277,624
Posted By JoelWisman
The GSA has an insanely large alternator (720...

The GSA has an insanely large alternator (720 watt @ 3,000 RPM).
In the summer, no heated gear or auxiliary lights switched on, the GSA required 170 watts to run.

720-170= 550

Amps= watts /...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,640
Posted By JoelWisman
Do they have pics? Where's the thread!

Do they have pics? Where's the thread!
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,640
Posted By JoelWisman
I like Michelle Backman, she's HOT! Don't...

I like Michelle Backman, she's HOT! Don't compare her to a Harley.
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 277,624
Posted By JoelWisman
Thanks _cy_. I'm hoping he sends me that...

Thanks _cy_.

I'm hoping he sends me that battery because I absolutely would be able to tell what happened and how close it did or didn't get to igniting.

When I was an industrial electrician...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,640
Posted By JoelWisman
Hi _cy_. Read his description carefully. He...

Hi _cy_. Read his description carefully. He installed the battery, it started his bike, then he rode to work normally at which point the battery went dead while he was working. Anything is possible...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,640
Posted By JoelWisman
Unlike lead/acid batteries which can discharge...

Unlike lead/acid batteries which can discharge hydrogen gas and explode, LiFePO4 batteries can not explode as there is nothing explosive in them. LiFePO4 cylindrical cells can burst, but it isn't...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-15-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,674
Posted By JoelWisman
Not just random reports, I have seen it in the...

Not just random reports, I have seen it in the flesh and rebuilt an F8 that suffered detonation failure.

The bike set fueled in the show room for an excessively long time. Modern fuel is knock...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-11-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,674
Posted By JoelWisman
As for advertising..... It usually has the...

As for advertising..... It usually has the presence of a system correct and details entirely wrong. Truly accurate stand alone knock sensors are Pizeo sensors. I've locked at thousands on a scope....
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-11-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 972
Posted By JoelWisman
Unless BMW totally mucked things up since I was...

Unless BMW totally mucked things up since I was last trained on them, the ABS system is utterly incapable of preventing the bike from starting.

The ABS light ALWAYS flashes until the engine is...
Forum: The Garage 07-30-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 277,624
Posted By JoelWisman
I don't know about that jumper pack, But...

I don't know about that jumper pack, But Antigravity small case and oem case batteries are completely waterproof, tested by me, sunk to bottom of trash can filled with water for 72 hours with...
Forum: The Garage 07-30-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 277,624
Posted By JoelWisman
Interesting, I could have used last week when it...

Interesting, I could have used last week when it was 105f and I decided to leave my key on for no paticular purpose.

In the BMW R1200GS, F650/700/800 series the factory Yuasa/Excide battery...
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 277,624
Posted By JoelWisman
Hi _cy_ An Odyssey battery is substantially...

Hi _cy_
An Odyssey battery is substantially different then a standard AGM. Odyssey uses modified chemistry, pure lead plates with no calcium or antimony, higher capacity hydrogen / oxygen combiners,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 70,596
Posted By JoelWisman
I came up with this fix about 3 years ago using...

I came up with this fix about 3 years ago using my meggar which is likely very similar to the outstanding idea of using a pizeo igniter. There are bikes I fixed with the meggar method that are still...
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