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Old 07-15-2010, 05:57 PM   #6961
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Old 07-15-2010, 06:41 PM   #6962
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Inmates to the rescue! Great job helping a friend in need.

This brings a thought to mind; what spares should we bring on the NAATS? I'm bringing a spare fuel pump and a 21" tube and my trusty tool roll.

Does anyone have a spare CDI or Regulator to bring? What else might we need?

I usually don't worry to much about this kind of stuff but having 15, or so, ATs in one place for the better part of a week might raise the odds a little that someone might have an "issue".
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:13 PM   #6963
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Inmates to the rescue! Great job helping a friend in need.

This brings a thought to mind; what spares should we bring on the NAATS? I'm bringing a spare fuel pump and a 21" tube and my trusty tool roll.

Does anyone have a spare CDI or Regulator to bring? What else might we need?

I usually don't worry to much about this kind of stuff but having 15, or so, ATs in one place for the better part of a week might raise the odds a little that someone might have an "issue".
We'll have at least one spare RD03/TA CDI. Unless our dad already shipped it back (he had ordered the RD07 CDI, but got an RD03 one for some reason).

BTW, text from alainmax: "7000 motos Redmond"
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:33 PM   #6964
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I would recommend you install it to the switched side of the ignition. You really don't want any parasitic draw when it's direct to the battery.
YES, that is true!

However the ignition switch is also one of the main culprit if it comes to voltage drop. So if you are connecting the monitor after your ignition switch, depending on the condition of the ignition switch, the monitor might not respond early enough to any beginning regulator failure.

Even severe voltage drop at the ignition switch can be real. Indeed that is what I just had that on my truck. It was close to a full 6V drop, that lead to a diagnostic nightmare, but that's a whole different story.

My plan is to equip my voltage monitor with a regular Battery Tender connector and connect it to my preexisting Battery Tender cable every once in a while.
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:47 PM   #6965
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Inmates to the rescue! Great job helping a friend in need.

This brings a thought to mind; what spares should we bring on the NAATS? I'm bringing a spare fuel pump and a 21" tube and my trusty tool roll.

Does anyone have a spare CDI or Regulator to bring? What else might we need?

I usually don't worry to much about this kind of stuff but having 15, or so, ATs in one place for the better part of a week might raise the odds a little that someone might have an "issue".
Your bringing a spare fuel pump? Whaddya mean...you don't have a Facet? Yes, I will have a spare Reg/Rectifier for an RD07A amongst the 3 tire irons and patch kit including an electric air pump....and thats about it.
Hey it's a Honda...what can go wrong?
I can make coffee too by the side of the road if need be.
We have to stop these negative thoughts eh G-Funk. So G-Funk...does that mean your not bringing your 1/2" torque wrench for the clutch nut then.
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:51 PM   #6966
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Is there any reason to suspect that using a Garmin 276c GPS unit is not a good tool to use to measure the bike's voltage?

How would you do this?

I run my 60CX direct to my battery. Is there a way that it reads incoming voltage?

OR

Does high voltage just turn the GPS into molten slag? That's be a pretty expensive warning.


NO PHOTO FOR THE NAATS STICKIE????? I'm shocked

On the wrench-twirling front - valve covers are back on with new gaskets and some stupidily expensive Suzuki silicone seal (that actually works really well) just in case.

Just finished the valve covers when my neighbor showed up with 2 cold ones. Needless to say, work stopped for the day.

Reassembly tomorrow.....I still have a few days left to pack....oh wait I have to wire the radios and go to DMV and get the bike registered (hate that part)
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:52 PM   #6967
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YES, that is true!

However the ignition switch is also one of the main culprit if it comes to voltage drop. So if you are connecting the monitor after your ignition switch, depending on the condition of the ignition switch, the monitor might not respond early enough to any beginning regulator failure.

Even severe voltage drop at the ignition switch can be real. Indeed that is what I just had that on my truck. It was close to a full 6V drop, that lead to a diagnostic nightmare, but that's a whole different story.

My plan is to equip my voltage monitor with a regular Battery Tender connector and connect it to my preexisting Battery Tender cable every once in a while.
I can't remember where i tapped my Dyna Charge Monitor into..but i believe their are numerous circuits on an AT that should not cause any issues...no?
But if your going the battery tender way then i'm sure your ok there too.
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:05 PM   #6968
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Hi Ray,

I also have a 60CSx - I don't believe this unit has the ability to measure voltage??? I just picked up a 276c, which does have the option to meaure. For what it's worth, I have the unit connected directly to the battery (fused, of course).

ps Really wish I could have had the chance to meet all of you during this upcoming ride. I'm sure you will have a great time!

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How would you do this?

I run my 60CX direct to my battery. Is there a way that it reads incoming voltage?

OR

Does high voltage just turn the GPS into molten slag? That's be a pretty expensive warning.
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:03 PM   #6969
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I've got a Facet but I'm not sure everyone does

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Your bringing a spare fuel pump? Whaddya mean...you don't have a Facet? Yes, I will have a spare Reg/Rectifier for an RD07A amongst the 3 tire irons and patch kit including an electric air pump....and thats about it.
Hey it's a Honda...what can go wrong?
I can make coffee too by the side of the road if need be.
We have to stop these negative thoughts eh G-Funk. So G-Funk...does that mean your not bringing your 1/2" torque wrench for the clutch nut then.
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:06 PM   #6970
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My Husky 610 runs at an alarming 15.5VDC and it hasn't hurt my 60CSx so far. Headlight bulbs are another story.....


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How would you do this?

I run my 60CX direct to my battery. Is there a way that it reads incoming voltage?

OR

Does high voltage just turn the GPS into molten slag? That's be a pretty expensive warning.


NO PHOTO FOR THE NAATS STICKIE????? I'm shocked

On the wrench-twirling front - valve covers are back on with new gaskets and some stupidily expensive Suzuki silicone seal (that actually works really well) just in case.

Just finished the valve covers when my neighbor showed up with 2 cold ones. Needless to say, work stopped for the day.

Reassembly tomorrow.....I still have a few days left to pack....oh wait I have to wire the radios and go to DMV and get the bike registered (hate that part)
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:30 PM   #6971
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All you guys heading to the NAATS are making me sick! Here's the current condition of my RD07A:





Fully stripped now, ready to be blasted this weekend then painted! I've got my work cut out for me....
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:50 AM   #6972
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good news; Papapete & bros on the road again...





Bad news: I lost my I-pod ( fell off the bike)
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:03 AM   #6973
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good news; Papapete & bros on the road again...

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Bad news: I lost my I-pod ( fell off the bike)
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:13 AM   #6974
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:14 AM   #6975
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I probably should start getting ready...
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